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GORDON CHANG, Contributor, Daily Beast, Author, “The Coming Collapse of China,” “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes the World” and “Losing South Korea," Twitter: @Gordongchang

  • China's military and society are being reorganized - potentially to mobilize for mass war
  • The Biden administration may continue President Trump's practice of increasing official relations with Taiwan
  • Antony Blinken agreed with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo when he labeled China's treatment of the Uyghurs a genocide

TODD BENSMAN, Senior National Security Fellow, Center for Immigration Studies, former Department of Homeland Security official, Twitter: @BensmanTodd

  • President Biden reversed Donald Trump's travel ban, or so-called "Muslim Ban, " on day one in office
  • Todd Bensman: Upwards of 20 million illegal aliens may be given amnesty under Joe Biden's recent directive
  • Biden's message to the world: If you can get to the US, either illegally or legally, you will eventually be granted amnesty
  • With Trump gone, can we no longer rely on Latin American countries to prevent migrant caravans from going to the US southern border?

ILAN BERMAN, Senior Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council, Associated Faculty, Missouri State University's Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, Twitter: @ilanberman

  • Ilan Berman's thoughts on President Biden possibly seeking to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: The writing has been on the wall for some time
  • President Trump's legacy policies: The Trump administration spent four years building up America's ability to counter Iran. Will the Biden Administration leverage some of these capabilities when they eventually go back to the negotiating table? 
  • Taking stock of the Trump Admin's accomplishments: Rolling détente between Israel and much of the Middle East

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy, Host, Economic War Room on TheBlaze TV, Author, “Game Plan” and “Secret Weapon," Twitter: @SecretWeaponUSA:

  • Kevin Freeman: The US is about to go from a deficit of $20 trillion to $30 trillion in the blink of an eye 
  • Inflation is much higher 1%, could be upwards of 6%
  • Freeman argues that the only reason the US Dollar has remained relatively untouched by mounting US Debt is because it is still recognized as the reserve currency of the world - will China change things?

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Early this morning, news emerged that one of the proponents of the Fort Hood shootings and the 2009 “underwear bomber” Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in a CIA drone bombing in Yemen. Will the death of this US-born cleric bring an end to an era or will other jihadists finally emerge? Tom Trento of the United West discusses with Frank how the United States government is finally going after Americans who have acted against the Constitution. Although his death is a great success for the US, it also revealed that al-Awlaki was merely an actor in a network of jihadists and that we should prepare ourselves for more in the future. Only by attacking the theological system of Sharia can the United States win the War on Terror. It is also vital that the leaders of the US government understand the need for better training for FBI agents and intelligence officers. Instead of crippling them with political correctness, we ought to give them the tools to defend the United States’ Constitution.

What starts and ends wars in the Middle East? The famed historian and the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Victor Davis Hanson continues today’s show answering the question of a possible war between Israel and it neighbors in the region. The situation for Israel is looking more and more hostile than it has in the last thirty years, as former allies to Israel such as Turkey are angling for more confrontation. Although there were major conflicts in 1973, 1982, and 2006 in the Middle East, what stopped them from turning into full-blown wars? Hanson states that a strong stance from the US blocked the region from turning totally volatile. However, all this has changed due to Obama’s weak Middle Eastern policy. Thus, it is only a matter of time before things turn sour for Israel and the United States under Obama’s leadership will be unable to step in to stop it.

Regular guest at Secure Freedom Radio and our resident expert on Latin American affairs, Roger Noriega of AEI shares novel news of Hugo Chavez’s cancer treatments. While the state sponsored press says he is on the upswing, Noriega’s sources continue to confirm that Chavez is not responding well to chemotherapy. Therefore, it is imperative that the United States prepares for a post-Chavez world and the opportunities it will open for possible democracy in Venezuela. Additionally, if Roberta Jacobson officially assumes the head of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs in the Department of State, then what will her leadership mean for foreign policy in Venezuela and Mexico? As a career foreign service officer, she was in charge of the delivery of US assistance to Mexico. While it is important to continue such trends, Noriega argues that as head of the Bureau she should start treating Venezuela as a priority for intelligence collection.

National Security Writer for the Washington Times, Bill Gertz continues the discussion of the US airstrike that killed al-Awlaki and its implications for US national security. The strike in Yemen was carried out by a joint special operations and CIA effort that had been targeting him since May. Gertz also shares with Frank the story of a senior Pentagon official who criticized retiring chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mullen, for speaking the truth about Pakistan’s involvement in past terrorist attacks. This official stated that the intelligence was not clear on the matter and it was not Adm. Mullen’s place to speak on such a topic. Instead of condemning ISI’s actions, the US Department of State is working towards appeasing Pakistan by decreasing the number of drone attacks.

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David Reaboi analyzes the US Senate hearing on the idea of “Muslim Victimization.” Next, Tom Trento of the Florida Security Council and The United West speaks on other US flashpoints including what is happening in South Dakota. Then, Gordon Chang gives updates on the disaster in Japan as well as what is happening with China. Finally, Jim Hanson speaks on what the Libyan operations means to US troops.

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