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Fred Fleitz, Rick Manning, Diana West, Riki Ellison

May 21st, 2015 ·

FRED FLEITZ, Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy, former CIA Analyst:

  • Senator Paul’s filibuster on the USA Freedom Act
  • Implications of the fall of Ramadi to ISIS
  • Effect of the nuclear deal on the state of Iraq

RICK MANNING, President of Americans for Limited Government:

  • Prospective 2016 GOP candidates express criticism of the President’s request for trade promotion authority
  • House delegates realizing that the TPP is about much more than trade
  • China considered for the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

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

  • WW2 betrayals of Russian nationalists allied against USSR leader Josef Stalin
  • The revisionist Iraq War debate
  • The wave of Muslim immigrants into the U.S. since 9/11

RIKI ELLISON, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance:

  • New Pentagon report on China’s increasing ballistic capabilities
  • An outdated U.S. missile defense policy
  • New American missile defense sites in Romania and Poland drawing condemnation from Moscow
  • Japanese and U.S. co-development of the Aegis Interceptor missile
  • Vulnerabilities of an unguarded U.S. eastern seaboard
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Shoshana Bryen

May 21st, 2015 ·

SHOSHANA BRYEN, Senior Director of the Jewish Policy Center:

  • Iran’s quest to become a world superpower
  • Consequences of Tehran’s nuclear program
  • A potential upheaval in the Middle Eastern oil industry


  • Iran's pursuit of key waterways
  • Strategic implications of Saudi Arabia’s control of the oil market
  • Signs that President Obama is alienating Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allies
  • Iranian hegemonic ambitions in Iraq and Syria


  • Iran’s divided support between Sunnis and Shiites
  • Terrorist threats along Israeli borders
  • The state of the U.S.-Israel relationship


  • The administration's "blackmail tactics" towards Israel in the UN
  • How the UN's Relief and Works Agency prevents generations of Palestinians from resettling elsewhere
  • Why now-deposed dictators had a vested interest in protecting Mideast Christians
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Rep. Mike Pompeo, David Kramer, Andy McCarthy, Gordon Chang

May 19th, 2015 ·

Rep. MIKE POMPEO, U.S. Representative for Kansas’ 4th Congressional District:

  • Ramifications of the Corker-Cardin Bill
  • The vulnerability of the U.S.’s electrical grid
  • Will Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act be allowed to expire?
  • Hillary Clinton’s refusal to hand over Benghazi documents

DAVID KRAMER, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs:

  • Was there a point to Secretary of State Kerry's visit to Sochi, Russia last week?
  • Why President Obama refuses to provide military aid to Ukraine, despite Congressional approval
  • Ukrainian regret over giving up their nuclear weapons post-Cold War
  • The persecution of religious minorities in the Middle East

ANDY McCARTHY, former U.S. federal prosecutor:

  • The jihadist attack on free speech, and how Hillary Clinton's State Department supported it
  • Why the “Iraq War” question posed to presidential candidates is flawed

GORDON CHANG, author of The Coming Collapse of China:

  • Freedom of navigation increasingly imperiled by China in the South China Sea
  • WSJ reports that the US may intrude on what China considers to be its exclusive nautical territory
  • Just how many North Korean military officials have been executed since Kim Jong-un took power?
  • Western backlash against the Chinese government-backed Confucius Institutes
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Gen. Jack Keane, Günther Jikeli, Mark Schneider, Tim Daughtry

May 18th, 2015 ·

Gen. JACK KEANE, former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army:

  • ISIS’s conquest of the Iraqi city of Ramadi
  • Should special operations raids ever be discussed publicly?
  • Implications of the Iran deal for nuclear ambitions in the Middle East

GÜNTHER JIKELI, of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy:

  • Who are the primary perpetrators of anti-Semitic violence in Europe?
  • Does Islamic Law provide a basis for violence against Jews?
  • Dangers of believing the Muslim Brotherhood's claims that it represents Muslims-at-large
  • Manifestations of anti-Semitism in anti-Zionist rhetoric

Dr. MARK SCHNEIDER, Senior Analyst with the National Institute for Public Policy:

  • Nuclear proliferation as a result of the Iran deal
  • Weighing the possible threat of an Iranian EMP attack
  • Lack of Senate involvement in the Iranian negotiations
  • Russia’s violation of the INF Treaty

Dr. TIM DAUGHTRY, co-author of Waking the Sleeping Giant: How Mainstream Americans Can Beat Liberals at Their Own Game

  • An overview of the Citizens' Mandate Interim Report
  • Is the Republican Congress living up to the promises made to voters in 2014?
  • Where disunity among conservatives towards the Trade Promotion Authority stems from
  • What the Tea Party image projects, and why it needs revamping
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Rep. Chris Stewart, Bill Gertz, Patrick Poole, Ilya Feoktistov

May 15th, 2015 ·

Rep. CHRIS STEWART (UT-2) Member of the House Appropriations Committee and House Select Committee on Intelligence:

  • Ideas for containing threats of terrorism in Africa
  • Dangers of the Corker-Cardin bill
  • Role of Middle Eastern allies in the Iran deal
  • Was the USA Freedom Act the best possible option?

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • Pressure on President Obama to take action in the South China Sea
  • Chinese reneging on agreements regarding civilian nuclear technology and military hardware
  • Replacement of the Pentagon’s Head of the Office of Net Assessment
  • U.S. information operations lacking, particularly against the Islamic State

PATRICK POOLE, National security and terrorism correspondent for PJ Media:

  • David Shipler’s new book “Freedom of Speech”
  • The “Explanatory Memorandum”
  • Civilization jihad in the United States
  • The “lone wolf” and “known wolf" phenomenona

ILYA FEOKTISTOV, Research Director of Americans for Peace and Tolerance:

  • APT's new documentary showcasing Al Qaeda financing and laundering at MIT
  • Nefarious activities of the Islamic Society of Boston
  • Mohammed Al Amoudi and Muammar Gaddafi’s foiled assassination plot of former Saudi King Abdullah
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Richard Fisher

May 14th, 2015 ·

RICHARD FISHER, Asian Military Affairs Senior Fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center:

  • Xi Jinping's quest for regional and global dominance
  • Beijing's preparation for war on the Taiwan Strait
  • China’s historically strategic culture


  • The special relationship between the Communist government in Beijing and the People’s Liberation Army
  • How the Chinese-Vietnamese War convinced the U.S. that the People’s Republic could be an ally against communism
  • A fundamental transformation of Chinese naval and air power
  • Xi Jinping’s pivot to Argentina


  • Is China fostering another Falklands War?
  • Chinese consolidation of power in Africa and Latin America
  • A history of deception by various regimes in Beijing


  • Are economic woes tempering Beijing's international ambitions at all?
  • Demographic issues in China: a recipe for foreign interventionism
  • Using Taiwan as an example of what democracy can accomplish in the region
  • Defending American interests in space
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John Hannah, Fred Fleitz, Diana West, Martin Sherman

May 13th, 2015 ·

JOHN HANNAH, former national security advisor to Vice President Cheney:

  • Growth of the nuclear arms race in the Middle East
  • Arab leaders’ rebuff of President Obama’s summit
  • Protecting the electrical grid from an Iranian EMP

FRED FLEITZ, Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy, and former CIA Analyst:

  • Michael Morell’s claims that the CIA had no part in planning the Benghazi “talking points”
  • Bi-partisian support for the extension of the PATRIOT Act

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

  • The Duranty case and willful blindness in the media
  • Desensitization to the violence of Shariah and jihad
  • Examples of submission to Shariah norms in the U.S.

Dr. MARTIN SHERMAN, Executive Director of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies:

  • What the Israeli government is doing—and not doing--to defend against pressure to recognize a unified Palestinian state
  • Evidence of increasing friction in the U.S.-Israel relationship
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Rep. Peter Roskam, Stephen Coughlin, Zach Nunn, Gordon Chang

May 12th, 2015 ·

Rep. PETER ROSKAM (IL-6), Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee:

  • How the BDS Movement is delegitimizing Israel’s international status, especially in Europe
  • Congressional movements going forward, following bipartisan approval of the Corker/Cardin Iran legislation
  • Rebuff of President Obama at his Camp David Summit by four Arab leaders

STEPHEN COUGHLIN, author of “Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad”:

  • “Protocols of the Elders of Islam”
  • Muslim Brotherhood goals in the U.S. as outlined in the Exploratory Memorandum
  • The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s plan to subordinate free speech

ZACH NUNN, State Representative of Iowa House District 30:

  • Issues that will be discussed at this Saturday's National Security Action Summit
  • The growing cyber threat in the United States
  • Attacks against the electrical grid in Ukraine
  • The United States’ new model of defense against cyber warfare

GORDON CHANG, author of “The Coming Collapse of China”:

  • Yet another earthquake hits Nepal as U.S. Marines struggle to provide relief assistance on the ground
  • China’s strategy of self-defeat
  • Allied requests for the United States to take on more leadership in Asia
  • What consequences will the recent shakeup of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have for U.S. policy towards China?
  • Chinese dominance in the naval, space, and cyber theaters
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Dr. Mark Christian

May 11th, 2015 ·

Dr. MARK CHRISTIAN, Founder of the Global Faith Institute:

  • Dr. Christian’s family background and his conversion from Islam to Christianity
  • How the abolishment of Shariah Law in Muslim-majority nations led to the formation of the Muslim Brotherhood
  • Thoughts on the ongoing power struggle in the Islamic State


  • Origins of Shariah law
  • The phenomenon of Taqqiya and purposeful misdirection for the Islamic cause
  • Historical roots of the Muslim Brotherhood and the group’s presence in the United States
  • Incompatibility of Shariah law and Western, democratic constitutions


  • The Muslim Brotherhood’s stated goals in the U.S.
  • Different relationships between Jihadist groups
  • Muslim Brotherhood efforts to subvert from within the U.S. government
  • Parallels between militant and civilization jihad


  • Jihad having a benign meeting?
  • The establishment of a caliphate within the United States by Muslim Brotherhood front organizations
  • What is the Exploratory Memorandum?
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Daniel Horowitz, Jan Mickelson, Amb. Francis Rooney, Bill Gertz

May 11th, 2015 ·

DANIEL HOROWITZ, Senior Editor of the Conservative Review:

  • Why the Corker/Cardin Bill has ensured the Iran Deal will succeed
  • How AIPAC betrayed its mission and sabotaged Republican efforts to make any Iran deal conditional on recognizing Israel's right to exist

JAN MICKELSON, Host of “Mickelson in the Morning” on WHONews in Des Moines, Iowa:

  • Using Iowa as a case study of illegal immigration's national security implications
  • The status quo continues as the State Department accepts unvetted Somali and Syrian refugees into the U.S.
  • Refusal to let “getting offended” trump 1st Amendment rights
  • What the Corker/Cardin Bill does to the Senate's treaty-making authority

Amb. FRANCIS ROONEY, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See:

  • The need for an open and honest debate on the religious roots of Islamic terrorism
  • Why interfaith dialogue must be accompanied by principled convictions, or it risks being simply appeasement
  • How religious leaders can stand up against radical Islam, like Pope John Paul II did against Communism

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • Why the appointment of General Joseph Dunford as next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is upsetting pro-China advocates in the Administration
  • Did the Secretary of Defense really threaten a presidential veto if more money is appropriated to defense?
  • North Korea's submarine-launch ballistic missile capabilities
  • What country are Al Qaeda fighters fleeing the Yemen conflict moving into?
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