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Dr. Kim R. Holmes

April 29th, 2016 ·

Dr. KIM R. HOLMES, former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Distinguished Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, author of the new book, “The Closing of the Liberal Mind: How Groupthink and Intolerance Define the Left”:

  • Defining ‘liberalism’ and ‘groupthink’

(PART TWO):

  • Radical multiculturalism’s legal roots
  • Never before has Progressivism been so extreme
  • Conservatives in dissent within the academic community

(PART THREE):

  • Assault against climate deniers
  • Issues regarding freedom of speech and subversion of religious liberties

(PART FOUR):

  • Redefined norms on sexual identity

(PART FIVE):

  • Using international organizations to break down cultural structures in the US
  • Conservatives learning from self-critiquing liberals
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Bing West, Tom Nichols, Neal Bascomb, Michael Anderson

April 28th, 2016 ·

BING WEST, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs:

  • Special operations by itself not enough to defeat ISIS in Syria
  • Iranian-backed Shiite militias slaughtering their way through Iraq
  • Russia’s permanent position in the Middle East

TOM NICHOLS, Professor of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College:

  • Donald Trump’s recent foreign policy speech
  • ‘America First’ and isolationism
  • Odd dynamic between Trump and Putin

NEAL BASCOMB, New York Times Bestselling Author:

  • The secret mission to sabotage Hitler’s atomic bomb
  • Upcoming book on WW1 pilots escaping from German prison

MICHAEL ANDERSON, Retired USMC Intelligence Officer:

  • Hillary Clinton’s views on the 2nd Amendment
  • Border security and ‘Sanctuary Cities’
  • US still can’t properly vet Syrian refugees
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Rep. Steve Russell, Diana West, Seth Cropsey, Rowan Scarborough, Dr. Luis Fleischman

April 27th, 2016 ·

Rep. STEVE RUSSELL (OK-5), HASC member, Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform’s National Security Subcommittee:

  • US troop deployments to Syria
  • Implementing war trials at Guantanamo Bay
  • Wise council needed on defense reform

DIANA WEST, Author of “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character”:

  • Obama praising Angela Merkel’s policy of open German borders
  • The left’s stifling of free speech
  • Administration effectively blackmailing the UK into staying in the EU
  • Losing sovereignty through international trade agreements

SETH CROPSEY, Served as Deputy Undersecretary of the US Navy:

  • Time for a new ‘American Grand Strategy’
  • Stronger US naval presence needed to deter Russia, China, and Iran
  • Depleted US Navy hampered by continued cuts

ROWAN SCARBOROUGH, National Security Reporter at The Washington Times:

  • War of culture on the US Armed Forces
  • Pentagon dictate prioritizing climate change
  • Political correctness more important to administration than combat-trained troops

Dr. LUIS FLEISCHMAN, Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University:

  • Drastic measures in Venezuela amid nation-wide electricity shortages
  • Finding responsible leadership in Caracas to carry the country forward
  • Impeachment on tap for Brazil?
  • Addressing corruption, not poor economic performance, the main priority for Latin American policy makers
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Doug Feith, Dr. Ted Bromund, Dr. Peter Navarro, Andy McCarthy

April 26th, 2016 ·

DOUG FEITH, Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy:

  • More US special forces headed to Syria
  • Syrian Civil War a lose-lose scenario of Assad-Iran vs. ISIS-al Qaeda
  • Indonesia to conduct maritime patrols to combat Islamic terrorism in the wake of a Canadian tourist’s beheading

Dr. TED BROMUND, Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation:

  • Obama pressuring Britain to stay in the EU
  • Freedom in retreat under current administration
  • Revisiting the 2012 Arms Trade Treaty

Dr. PETER NAVARRO, Author of “Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World”:

  • ‘Chussia’: the China-Russia axis
  • Chinese encroachments on the Siberian Peninsula
  • ‘Wag the Dog’ policy in international relations

ANDY McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor:

  • Saudi-Iran 9/11 connection
  • History of US alliances with ‘frenemies’

(PART TWO):

  • Jihad thriving in Europe
  • Combating radicalization in American prisons
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Rep. Rob Wittman, Gordon Chang, Stella Morabito, Patrick Dunleavy

April 25th, 2016 ·

Rep. ROB WITTMAN (VA-1) Chairman of the House Armed Services Committees’ Readiness Subcommittee:

  • Readiness of the four military services below what is expected
  • Possible issues arising from implementing female soldiers into direct ground combat
  • Chinese aggression in the Pacific giving way to armed conflict?

GORDON CHANG, Forbes.com and The Daily Beast Contributor:

  • Current happenings in the Scarborough Shoal
  • Comparing significance of 1938 Sudetenland to 2016 in the South China Sea
  • Poor economic performance catalyst for President Xi’s aggressive militaristic maneuvers?
  • Partial success of a North Korean submarine-launched ballistic missile test

STELLA MORABITO, Senior Contributor at The Federalist:

  • Problem of ‘groupthink’ in academia
  • Flaws in education reform causing an attack on a student’s independent thought
  • ‘Social Justice Warriors’ and the grand theft operation taking place on American campuses

PATRICK DUNLEAVY, author of “The Fertile Soil of Jihad: Terrorism’s Prison Connection”:

  • Terror attacks in Europe underwent by former inmates in both the Belgian and French prison systems
  • Operation Hades exposing high-level ignorance in US correctional facilities
  • Saudi Arabia promoting radicalization inside US prisons

(PART TWO):

  • Radical jihadists subverting top prison officials
  • Recidivism rates
  • Lack of monitoring or re-acclimation programs for those charged with terror-related crimes
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Fred Fleitz, Michael Pregent, Dr. Ilan Berman, Myron Ebell, Bill Gertz

April 22nd, 2016 ·

FRED FLEITZ, Senior VP for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy, former CIA analyst:

  • King Salman refusing to greet Obama upon his arrival in Riyadh
  • Grading the US-Saudi relationship
  • President Obama’s comments in The Atlantic
  • Would the US be better off with Britain out of the EU?

MICHAEL PREGENT, Adjunct Fellow at The Hudson Institute, served in the Middle East as an Army Advisor and Intelligence Officer:

  • Saudi Arabia as the lesser evil to Iran
  • The Muslim Brotherhood’s deep ties to the Royal Kingdom

Dr. ILAN BERMAN, VP of the American Foreign Policy Council, editor at the Journal of International Security Affairs:

  • Reorganization of Kremlin ministries to consolidate Putin’s power
  • Tough to gauge Putin’s popularity in Russia because of the population’s fear of him and skewed, state-administered polling
  • Poor economy slowing down Russia’s military modernization
  • Four level of sanctions relief to Iran

MYRON EBELL, Director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute:

  • US signing onto the UN’s Paris Climate Treaty
  • Global warming science continuing to be presented in a skewed manner

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at The Washington Free Beacon:

  • US, China, and Russia engaging in a Cold War-like arms race
  • Future war fighting involving high-speed hypersonic weapons?
  • Excessive START violations by US adversaries
  • General Vincent Brooks on the immediate threat of Kim Jong-un
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Dr. Sebastian Gorka

April 20th, 2016 ·

Dr. SEBASTIAN GORKA, author of the recently-released “Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War”, Maj. Gen. Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at the Marine Corps University, Adjunct Professor at the Institute of World Politics:

  • Changing concept of ‘Jihad’
  • Ideological underpinnings behind the war against radical, totalitarian Islam

(PART TWO):

  • Sayyid Qutb and the Muslim Brotherhood’s global influence on the faith
  • Some using the ‘hijra’ to undermine European society
  • Muslim Brotherhood practicing civilization jihad

(PART THREE):

  • Soviet model of state security exported to the Middle East in the 1950s
  • Extensive jihadist networks in European cities due to the political elite’s obsessions with ‘multiculturalism’

(PART FOUR):

  • Forces of subversion already present inside the US
  • CAIR giving Obama advice concerning law enforcement training
  • Need to disband the terms, ‘counter violent extremism’ and ‘lone-wolf terrorist’

(PART FIVE):

  • Using Cold War methodology to defeat today’s Global Jihad Movement
  • Institutional changes needed to effectively wage information operations
  • What should US policy towards Saudi Arabia consist of?
  • Declassifying the 9/11 papers
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Clare Lopez

April 19th, 2016 ·

CLARE LOPEZ, VP for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, former CIA Operations Officer, co-author of “See No Shariah: Countering ‘Violent Extremism’ and the Disarming of America’s First Lines of Defense”:

  • The Islamic law of Shariah
  • Jihad: warfare against non-Muslims

(PART TWO):

  • Civilization Jihad: a method of nonviolent subversion
  • The Muslim Brotherhood’s ‘Explanatory Memorandum’ document
  • Holy Land Foundation terror financing trial

(PART THREE):

  • Migrants from the Middle East and North Africa establishing all-Muslim enclaves in European cities
  • Indications of ‘no-go zones’ popping up in the US

(PART FOUR):

  • Crossover between Hamas and certain American Islamic groups
  • Muslim Brotherhood presence in the US post-WWII
  • Purging law enforcement training manuals of references to Islamic terrorism

(PART FIVE):

  • Case study of the NYPD hampered counterterrorism efforts a segue into the larger issue of political sensitivities outweighing law enforcement priorities
  • US Council of Muslim Organizations asserting itself on Capitol Hill
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Kevin Freeman, Diana West, Gordon Chang, Joseph Humire, Michael Bastasch

April 18th, 2016 ·

KEVIN FREEMAN, Founder and CEO of Freeman Global Investment Council:

  • Saudi threats to dump large shares of US Treasury bonds
  • China morphing the Yuan into a gold-backed currency
  • Consequences from a failed ‘petrodollar’
  • Using the US energy industry in the global economic war

DIANA WEST, Author of “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault On Our Nation’s Character”:

  • Obama’s upcoming trip to Saudi Arabia and the battle over the infamous classified 9-11 papers
  • Lack of reporting on Alwaleed bin-Talal
  • Kingdom of Saud an enemy of Western democracy

GORDON CHANG, Forbes.com Columnist and The Daily Beast Contributor:

  • Looking at Russian and Chinese provocations on US reconnaissance aircraft
  • Xi Jinping’s imperialism fueled by domestic matters
  • Chinese naval beachhead in Djibouti and other military installations throughout Africa
  • Reports of yet another scheduled North Korean nuclear detonation

JOSEPH HUMIRE, Executive Director of the Center for a Secure Free Society, former USMC combat veteran:

  • Possible pending impeachment of Brazilian leader, Dilma Rousseff
  • Cuba’s communist government continuing to consolidate power
  • Big blow to Peruvian socialism
  • Deadly earthquake in Ecuador over the weekend

MICHAEL BASTASCH, Investigative Reporter at The Daily Caller:

  • DOE audit exposing critical flaws in grid security
  • Revisiting the incident of Russian hackers bringing down Ukraine’s electric infrastructure
  • Apocalyptic scenario of a solar storm in today’s digital world
  • Obama Administration continuing to push the narrative of climate change as the most urgent threat to national security
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Fred Fleitz, Michael Anderson, Bill Gertz, Dan Cadman

April 15th, 2016 ·

FRED FLEITZ, Senior VP for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy, former CIA analyst:

  • Slanted intelligence supporting Administration policies
  • Connections between the Iranian and North Korean missile programs
  • Dangerous precedent set by Russian military provocation

Major (Ret.) MICHAEL ANDERSON, Retired USMC Intelligence Officer:

  • Looking at security liabilities in the US and Europe following the Brussels attacks
  • Radical Islamist groups looking to collapse the West from within
  • Hillary Clinton’s eligibility for President considering Benghazi tragedy, email scandal, and her ties to the Muslim Brotherhood
  • What improvements have come about concerning the VA?

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at The Washington Free Beacon:

  • Harry Harris raising alarms concerning Chinese militarization in the South China Sea
  • Xi Jinping ordering internet censorship throughout China due to ‘Panama Papers’ revelations
  • Intelligence gained from a North Korean defector
  • Barack Obama redefining what classified information means

DAN CADMAN, Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, former ICE Official:

  • Dangers of Gitmo detainees being transferred to US soil
  • Misconceptions concerning Obama’s criminal justice reform initiative
  • Influx of illegal Cuban aliens into the US
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