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Rev. Rick Joyner, Roger Noriega, Rowan Scarborough, Jim Hanson

August 17th, 2011 · Comments

Rev. Rick Joyner kicks off today’s program by introducing his efforts to unite and equip Christians through The Oak Initiative.  Two years ago, Joyner hosted a three day seminar to bond the Christian Church together in a time of great crisis morally, spiritually and economically.  In these times, “we need to know what we believe,” says Rev. Joyner who as President of the foundation seeks to educate Christians on the crucial issues of the day, including Islamic Extremism.  Through the Initiative Christians are uniting across the spectrum, and standing firm against the “Chrislam” movement, that seeks to combine both religions.  “We have a responsibility as Christian leaders to defend the truth,” he says as he adamantly rejects the notion that Allah is the same God of the Bible.  And he is bold in his defense: “Our Jesus is not coming back to kill all Christians who do not submit to Islam.”

Roger Noriega, of the American Enterprise Institute, joins Frank to discuss the latest news from Latin America, including the breaking reports that members of the Venezuelan regime are looking to move $29 billion in reserves out of the country to banks in Russia and China.  Noriega breaks down what such a move would do to the Venezuelan economy and what exactly these Chavistas have in mind.  The founder of InterAmerican Security Watch also explains how Venezuela has acted as a broker between Argentina and Iran, in which the Islamic Republic is after Argentina’s nuclear market.  Although Congress has brought considerable attention to this activity, the State Department shows no sign of curiosity and is “blind and content to be blind about what Iran is up to in this hemisphere.”

Then, National Security Journalist Rowan Scarborough, of the Washington Times, dissects the series of mistakes that led to the helicopter crash in Afghanistan, the worst loss of life endured throughout the war.  As details continue to emerge, questions remain regarding the justification of the mission and Scarborough insists they need to be asked given the possibility that our forces are ill-equipped in Afghanistan.  The best-selling author of Rumsfeld’s War claims this risk “means we cannot afford to take a procurement holiday” in defense, which makes the automatic trigger to its budget even more alarming if no agreement is reached by the Supercommittee.

Jim Hanson, however, laments the “armchair quarterbacking” that has followed the Osama Bin Laden raid and the failed helicopter mission, in which large amounts of operationally secure information has leaked to the press.  “I don’t think we know and I don’t think we should know,” says Hanson about what led to the helicopter crash.  He argues by releasing these details the safety of our special forces and their families will be compromised.  Another subject that has left Hanson in a “scathing mood” is the use of the funerals for the Seal Team Six members as a photo op for the President.  Against the family’s wishes, a White House photographer captured “a beautifully framed photo of Obama attempting to make a salute” says Hanson, who calls it a disgrace to capitalize on the deaths our combat troops.

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Elaine Donnelly, Gabriel Schoenfeld, David Yerushalmi, Rowan Scarborough

December 10th, 2010 · Comments

On today’s show, Elaine Donnelly from the Center for Military Readiness discusses the Senate's failure to bring the proposed repeal of the ban on gays in the military to the floor for a vote, and the battle still to come.  Next, Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Gabe Schoenfeld gives his latest damage assessment on the Wikileaks information warfare assault.  He is followed by Shariah law expert David Yerushalmi who shares his reactions to a new Pew research study about popular opinion in the Islamic world.  Finally, Rowan Scarborough talks military strategy with Frank, including the F-22 Raptor program and missile sales to Venezuela.

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Caroline Glick, Andy McCarthy, Rowan Scarborough

November 2nd, 2010 · Comments

On today's show, Caroline Glick of the Jerusalem Post forecasts Obama's lame duck foreign policy in the Middle East,  Andy McCarthy from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies covers the Al Qaeda airliner bomb plot from a policy perspective, and Rowan Scarborough from the Washington Times takes us inside the politics of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Tags: Uncategorized · Andy McCarthy · Caroline Glick · Rowan Scarburough

Stephen Coughlin, Rowan Scarborough, Andy McCarthy

August 24th, 2010 · Comments

Today on Frank Gaffney's Secure Freedom Radio: Stephen Coughlin and Frank connect the dots between Imam Faisal Rauf and the Muslim Brotherhood.  Rowan Scarborough offers new insight into the implications of a policy change towards homosexuals in the military.  Andy McCarthy of the Foundation for Defense of Democracy discusses the role of the moderate Muslim.

Tags: Uncategorized · Andy McCarthy · Rowan Scarburough

Tim Brown, Rowan Scarborough, Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Sarah Carter

August 5th, 2010 · Comments

Today on Secure Freedom Radio with Frank Gaffney, Frank begins the show in a discussion with Tim Brown. Brown a firefighter who survived the first response to 9-11 joins Frank to discuss his confrontation with the leader of CAIR, a group better known to the FBI and DOJ as the unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror-financing trial, and who is a supporter of the Mosque to be built 60 paces from where the World Trade Center was attacked. His first guest is Rowan Scarborough, a national security investigative reporter who will discuss the hallowing out the United States Military. Then on the show, Frank has a conversation with Rep. Pete Hoekstra, former Chairman and current ranking member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence about Iran. Specifically, they delve into the issues of the new financial sanctions enacted by congress, and the National Intelligence Estimate. Finally, show regular, Sarah Carter joins Frank to discuss the fallout and repercussion of Wikileaks in Afghanistan.

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Tags: Rep. Pete Hoekstra · Sarah Carter · Rowan Scarburough · Tim Brown

Sarah Carter, Debra Burlingame, Rowan Scarburough

July 16th, 2010 · Comments

Frank starts with some important and consequential information on the danger that the ratification of the START-II treaty will have on our nuclear deterrent for generations to come. In segment two, Sarah Carter brings the best reporting to date on Somali terror group, Al-Shabab, and their attack on Christians in Uganda. Then Debra Burlingame reports from the front tlines of the attempt to build a mosque, symbolic of otalitarian Islamist victory, on the sight of the terrorist attack on New York in 2001. Finally, Rowan Scarburough enriches the debate on the implications of domestic U.S. politics on our national security.

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Tags: Uncategorized · Debra Burlingame · Sarah Carter · Rowan Scarburough