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Bill Cowan, Rebeccah Heinrichs, Daniel Silva, Andy McCarthy

July 15th, 2014 ·

BILL COWAN, former member of the Pentagon’s Intelligence Support Activity:

  • The role the Syrian conflict played in helping the Islamic State emerge from al-Qaeda in Iraq
  • Analyzing the extent of Iranian influence within Iraq’s government
  • Intelligence and military options for the United States in Iraq
  • The national security threat posed by unknown people crossing the US’s southern border

REBECCAH HEINRICHS, a nuclear deterrence and missile defense expert who formerly managed the Congressional Missile Defense Caucus:

  • Problems within the U.S. Air Force missile crews responsible for maintenance and operations of the land-based leg of the US strategic triad
  • Failures to modernize U.S. nuclear forces and Ohio-class nuclear submarines
  • Solutions for improving the U.S. missile defense systems

DANIEL SILVA, #1 New York Times best selling author:

  • Origins of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge
  • The 14th anniversary of the Two State Solution’s rejection by Yasser Arafat
  • Silva’s new New York Times best seller, “The Heist”

ANDY McCARTHY, author of “Faithless Execution: Making the Case for the Impeachment of Barack Obama”:

  • Government inaction that helped lead to the current immigration crisis
  • Ways the Cloward-Piven Social Welfare Theory may be at work in U.S. immigration policy
  • The systemic problems facing the Obama administration
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John Hannah, Fred Fleitz, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, and Bill Gertz

July 3rd, 2014 ·

JOHN HANNAH, Former National Security Advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney:

  • Examining the likelihood of current negotiations actually curbing Iranian nuclear ambitions
  • Prospect of the Obama Administration and Iran conducting a constructive joint military action against the Islamic State
  • An argument that in the current Iraqi sectarian crisis, President Obama must assert his leverage against Iraqi and regional leaders

FRED FLEITZ, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Interpreting the failure to anticipate ISIS' rise as a policy, rather than intelligence, problem
  • Concerns about Obama's request for $500 million to train "moderate" Syrian rebels
  • Incoherence in the allies chosen by the United States on either side of the Iraq-Syria border
  • The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board's findings regarding foreign electronic surveillance

Dr. PETER VINCENT PRY, former CIA and House Armed Services Committee Staff Member:

  • The Electric Infrastructure Security Council's London Conference on threats to electrical grid capabilities
  • Physical attacks in San Jose, C.A., Nogales, A.Z., Mexico, and Yemen that show serious vulnerabilities of electric grids
  • Cyber-war against U.S./European electrical grids from the new 'Dragon Fly' computer worm
  • What are steps the U.S. can take to defend herself from the threats of tomorrow?

BILL GERTZ, of the Washington Times and Washington Free Beacon:

  • Predictions that the dismissal of a high-ranking general from the Communist Party may lead to further instability in the Chinese Government
  • Chinese military enhancement in the form of a new attack submarine and cyber-intelligence center
  • Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel meets with military Chiefs of Staff to combat threat from newly-created Islamic State
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Adam Kredo, Joe Davis, Gordon Chang, Jose Cardenas

June 30th, 2014 ·

With Adam Kredo, Joe Davis, Gordon Chang, Jose Cardenas. Jim Hanson guest hosts.

ADAM KREDO, reporter for the Washington Free Beacon:

  • The US's surprise at ISIS' sudden rise in Iraq
  • Is there anything at this point the US can do to turn the situation in Iraq around?

JOE DAVIS, Director of Public Affairs at Veterans of Foreign Wars:

  • The future of the VA after the outing of Eric Shinseki
  • An update on the situation of imprisoned Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi and what the public can do to help free him
  • How some US veterans feel about the unraveling situation in Iraq


  • China's participation in the RIMPAC naval exercises and what the Obama Administration thinks the future of this partnership can be
  • Update on Chinese aggression in East Asia
  • Irony of the US partnering with China in a cybersecurity working group, in light of the threats China poses to American intellectual property

JOSE CARDENAS, former USAID Acting Assistant for Latin America and the Caribbean:

  • The humanitarian and national security crisis on the US's Southern Border
  • The contribution of the "push" factor in unstable environments in Central America that have led to the immigration crisis
  • Should the United States play a more active role in Latin America?
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John Bolton, Bill Gertz, Bill Roggio, Andy McCarthy

June 19th, 2014 ·

JOHN BOLTON, former US Ambassador to the United Nations:

  • Analyzing the as-yet unclear administration policy on Iraq, and how the US response will be shaped by Iran's role in the conflict
  • Concerns the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan will produce a resurgence of the Taliban and Al Qaeda similar to that of ISIS in Iraq
  • What is the future for the Kurds in Iraq?

BILL GERTZ, senior editor of The Washington Free Beacon:

  • An attempt by China and Russia to use international treaties to prevent the US from developing space weapons, even while they continue to do so covertly
  • A Congressional effort to block the US from sending attack helicopters to the el-Sisi government in Egypt
  • The need to modernize the U.S. Air Force's strategic bomber fleet

BILL ROGGIO, editor of the Long War Journal:

  • Capture of Benghazi terror suspect Ahmed Abu Khattala—if he was watched by the U.S. "from day one," why did the administration blame the attack on an anti-Islam video?
  • Likelihood that Iranian troops in Iraq will create a full-scale civil war between the Sunnis and Shiites
  • How ISIS's desire to create a new Caliphate might lead to the creation of a Kurdistan made up of the Kurdish areas of Syria, Turkey and Iraq, all of whom would be expected to strongly oppose any loss of territory

ANDY MCCARTHY, former federal prosecutor:

  • Problems with trying Benghazi terror suspect Ahmed Abu Khattala in federal court—namely, that the start of the discovery process gives Abu Khattala access to US intelligence, and the government is prevented from interrogating him further
  • Overview of the newly-established Benghazi Accountability Coalition
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Peter Gaytan, Roger Noriega, Diana West, Gordon Chang

June 16th, 2014 ·

PETER GAYTAN, Executive Director of the American Legion in DC:

  • Full extent of the Veterans Affairs scandal, and evidence showing that DC officials knew about the secret waitlists as far back as 2010
  • Efforts the American Legion is taking—some jointly with the VA—to assist veterans who have been unable to get medical appointments
  • Fixing the root of the problem by removing the 14-day appointment requirement, and instituting a temporary program that will allow veterans to seek non-VA healthcare in order for the VA to work its way through the backlog of patients

ROGER NORIEGA, former Ambassador to the Organization of American States:

  • Security concerns due to a surge of illegal aliens crossing the US's southern border
  • Impact of Colombia's recent election on the government's conflict with the FARC
  • An update on the continuing unrest in Venezuela
  • Riots in Brazil over the high cost of the World Cup

DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal":

  • Recent developments in Iraq--should the United States get involved?
  • The immigration crisis on the southern border
  • Critiquing a theory that the video-maker blamed for the Benghazi attack was an employee of the US government

GORDON CHANG, columnist:

  • China's vital energy interests threatened by instability in Iraq—with growing energy independence, how much focus should the United States give to swiftly resolving the Iraq violence?
  • Implications of continued hostile economic behavior by China towards US companies
Chinese fears of a strengthening Japan-India alliance
  • International reaction to the Tiananmen Square Massacre's 25th anniversary
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Chet Nagle, Roggio, Smith, Bostom

June 12th, 2014 ·

CHET NAGLE, Former Naval Aviator and CIA agent:

  • The threat of ballistic missiles to the US today and the insecurity of America's borders
  • The efficiency and growing danger of cruise missiles
  • Obama’s planned termination of the Tomahawk missile program and the current condition of the US defense system.

BILL ROGGIO, Managing Editor of The Long War Journal:

  • Hagel's testimony on Afghanistan, the Taliban and the five released Gitmo prisoners
  • US leaves Iraq - Obama's major foreign policy mistake?
  •  Jihadists freed from Iraqi prisoners - is the Iraq war truly over?

MARION SMITH, Executive Director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation:

  • Anniversaries of Tiananmen Square and the fall of the Iron Curtain
  • The rise of the Communist Party in Russia
  • Communism: the deadliest ideology in human history
  • The West's inaction in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine and Crimea: a dangerous precedent?

ANDY BOSTOM, author of"Iran’s Final Solution for Israel: The Legacy of Jihad and Shiite Islamic Jew Hatred in Iran":

  • A Muslim Brotherhood led organization in France inspiring violent crimes against Jews
  • The origins and current re-emergence of anti-Semitism in Europe
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Rep Jim Bridenstine, Caroline Glick, Gordon Chang, Andrew McCarthy

June 9th, 2014 ·

Congressman JIM BRIDENSTINE (OK-1):

  • Different laws that apply to detainment in wartime versus in peacetime
  • Obama's goal of closing Guantanamo Bay, which is currently used under wartime laws to keep terrorist enemy combatants off of the battlefield
  • Taliban's use of the prisoner exchange as a self-proclaimed victory over America and propaganda tool
  • Implications of a U.S. scale down in the "War on Drugs"

CAROLINE GLICK, author of “The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East”:

  • Inter-faith prayer summit hosted by Pope Francis at the Vatican, and attended by Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas
  • Recent statement concerning the Palestinian Fatah and Hamas's supposed agreement to a co-existence of a Jewish state
  • Problems with the U.S. agreeing to comply with the Palestinian Unity government in light of its ties to terrorism


  • New Pentagon report that details the rise of the Chinese military, focusing specifically on its expansion in the Pacific
  • Internal challenges facing the Communist Party in China
  • How much of a threat does the Chinese military perceive the U.S. to be?

ANDY MCCARTHY, author of "Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachment":

  • How the recent Taliban prisoner exchange plays into President Obama's long-term goals for Guantanamo Bay
  • Considering the possibility that more Gitmo detainees will be released
  • Under what conditions could President Obama be successfully impeached?
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Ann Fishman

June 5th, 2014 ·

ANN FISHMAN, Founder of the Liberty Legal Project:

Segment One:

  • A background on Shariah and how it infringes on freedom of expression and religion
  • The role blasphemy plays in Shariah law
  • An argument that no subjective interpretations on Shariah allowed, while existing beliefs are hypocritical

Segment Two:

  • The Organization of Islamic Cooperation's activities in the international community
  • Censorship of "Islamaphobic" speech across the globe
  • The scandal surrounding Tulsa Police Captain Paul Fields, who was demoted after refusing to visit a mosque for sensitivity training

Segment Three:

  • Combating intolerance by violating the U.S.’ First Amendment?
  • The involvement of Hillary Clinton in the passing of the 16/18 Resolution

Segment Four:

  • The effort to outlaw the use of Shariah law in U.S. courts via the "American Laws for American Courts" movement
  • Susan Rice's comments condemning an anti-Islam video that she blamed for the Benghazi attack
  • Civilization jihad's impact on the U.S.
  • Suggestions on what Americans can do to preserve their freedom of speech
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Sebastian Gorka, Diana West, Jeremy Carl, Scott McEwen

June 4th, 2014 ·

SEBASTIAN GORKA, Adjunct Professor, (US National Security) at Georgetown University, Public Policy Institute:

  • Obama’s “trust-me” tour and the loss of confidence in the US around the world
  • Controversy surrounding the released US solder – deserter or not?

DIANA WEST, syndicated columnist:

  • The President's thought process in the the recent POW exchange with the Haqqani Network
  • The possibility of the War in Afghanistan coming to a final close
JEREMY CARL, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution:
  • What is the future of India's relationship with China, Japan, and the United States following the election of a new Prime Minister?
  • The importance of coal to the resiliency of the American energy supply and electric grid

SCOTT McEWEN, bestselling author:

  • Scott McEwen's newly released book, "Target America: A Sniper Elite Novel," 
  • Threats posed by fissionable material on the open market and the porousness of the US-Mexican border
  • The challenges and dangers U.S. soldiers face due to restrictive rules of engagement and lack of proper training
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Andy McCarthy, Matt Lewis, Tera Dahl, Jed Babbin

June 3rd, 2014 ·

ANDY McCARTHY,  Former Federal Prosecutor:

  • McCarthy's view on the "lawlessness" of the Obama administration
  • Determining the true value of the Taliban prisoners set-free by the President

MATT LEWIS, The Daily Caller:

  • The exchange of Bowe Bergdahl and five Taliban leaders and the controversy associated with Bergdahl's capture
  • Awareness of the EMP threat brought up in the recent film Godzilla and possible implications of a grid attack on U.S. critical infrastructure
  • President Obama's subsequent restart on American foreign policy as seen through his West Point speech

TERA DAHL, Executive Director of the Council on Global Security.

  • Elections in Egypt and their implications for the US
  • The spread of the Muslim Brotherhood in the region
  • Qatar’s dangerous endorsements in relation to US-Taliban prisoner exchange

JED BABBIN, Former United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense:

  • President Obama's image as a "weak leader" abroad
  • Dependence of the U.S. space program on Russia
  • How America's allies in regions such as Asia will turn away from the U.S. to find their own path to nuclear weapons in order to protect themselves from growing threats around the world
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