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Raymond Ibrahim

September 19th, 2014 ·

RAYMOND IBRAHIM, author of “Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians” and “The Al Qaeda Reader”:


  • How ISIS plays into the bigger picture of global jihad
  • America's willful blindness to the fact that to defeat an enemy, one must know the enemy
  • The American far-left's apologist-position towards radical Islam


  • Defensive versus offensive jihad in Shariah doctrine
  • Comparing ISIS and Al-Qaeda
  • The consequences of ISIS declaring an Islamic Caliphate


  • President Obama’s misleading remarks about the connection of jihadist terrorism to Islam
  • The long history of Christian persecution in the Muslim world


  • Recommendations for future U.S. policies to combat the global jihad
  • Lessons learned from the American strategy that defeated the communist ideology of the Soviet Union
  • Problems with the labels put on those who question the radical aspects of Shariah law
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Cliff Kincaid

September 18th, 2014 ·


  • How the Soviet Union reorganized after its supposed collapse
  • Why the FSB and the Russian intelligence community are stronger and more important than ever
  • Putin's aspirations to control Europe and bring Russia back to world superpower status
  • Is German Chancellor Angela Merkel in cahoots with Putin and Russia’s agenda?


  • Putin's use of his “Christian” image to deceive the West
  • The FSB's continuing ties to KGB Islamist networks, including Al-Qaeda
  • The card-carrying Communist who mentored a young Barack Obama


  • Russian subversion at home and abroad
  • The resurrection of Soviet-style anti-American international outreach
  • The failure of U.S. policy to counter Putin’s vision for Europe and the global community


  • Does the loyalty of America's political leadership and public servants need testing?
  • Lessons learned from countering Nazi propaganda in the U.S. during World War II
  • The media’s growing inability to function as a watchdog
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Caroline Glick, Diana West, John Strauchs, and Jim Hanson

September 17th, 2014 ·

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

  • Important differences between politicians and leaders that affect the security of the free world
  • What the President’s recent address says about the national security interests of the U.S. and Israel
  • How the ISIS crisis has made the Administration blind to the Iranian threat

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

  • Congress' deliberations over whether to support the President’s new ISIS strategy
  • Arming rebel groups has never boded well for the U.S. so why the push to do so in Syria?
  • The threat posed by Syrian refugees bringing radical Shariah law to the U.S.

JOHN STRAUCHS, former CIA operations officer and expert on physical security:

  • A homeland security update 13 years post 9/11
  • Vulnerabilities of the U.S. transportation infrastructure
  • The withering of NYC's counterterrorism defenses because of political concessions
  • Stuxnet-like malware capable of penetrating system controls in the U.S. prison system

JIM HANSON, former US Army Special Operations Weapons Sergeant:

  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey's claim that military boots on the ground is a potential option for fighting ISIS
  • Does the US government have a strategy to defeat ISIS through military, political, cultural, and diplomatic efforts?
  • An argument in support of a broader Authorization of Force to defeat offensive, global jihad
  • What arming "moderate rebels" in Syria entails
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Melik Kaylan

September 16th, 2014 ·

MELIK KAYLAN, co-author of the new book “The Russia–China Axis: The New Cold War and America’s Crisis of Leadership”:

Segment One:

  •  Long-term consequences of the world's failure to take note of Russia's invasion of Georgia in 2008
  • Why did Pres. George W. Bush decide to treat Russia as an ally?
  • Putin's ongoing quest to regain territory lost after the collapse of the Soviet Union
  • Russia vs. NATO

Segment Two:

  • China's move into America’s backyard via domination of the Panama Canal and other valuable resources
  • Communist China's return to old dynastic territorial ambitions
  • The intertwining of the U.S. economy with Russia and China that makes treating them as enemies complicated

Segment Three:

  • Russia and China's expansion of old empirical spheres of influence in central Asia
  • The continued growth and adaptation of the Russian and Chinese military arsenals despite the end of the Cold War
  • Plans for a new alternative reserve currency to the dollar—backed by Russia and China—that would devastate the U.S. economy

Segment Four:

  • The dangers of losing track of historical geopolitical rivals
  • Is America a major combatant in the "War for Ideas"?
  • How Middle Eastern conflicts are diverting American attention from Russian/Chinese subversion
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Rep. Louie Gohmert, Luis Fleischman, Jon Iadoinisi, Gordon Chang

September 15th, 2014 ·

Rep. LOUIE GOHMERT (TX-1), Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security:

  • Failed US policy and the consequences of dealing with the crisis in Syria
  • A look ahead at the Benghazi Select Committee's first hearing on Wednesday
  • Did the Administration’s actions in Libya help lead to the chaos there today?
  • The Congressional fight against amnesty

LUIS FLEISCHMAN, author of “Latin American in the Post-Chavez Era”:

  • Connections between the Venezuelan government and various jihadists organizations
  • Findings of a Judicial Watch report claiming ISIS is operating out of Juarez, Mexico
  • Venezuela’s bid for a seat at the United Nations Security Council
  • Rising anti-Israeli sentiments in the Western Hemisphere

JON IADONISI, Founder of the White Canvas Group:

  • The Islamic State's online information campaign
  • The use of social media to spread radical Islam
  • Differences between the Islamic State and Al Qaeda in tactics and world views

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

  • Doubtful prospects for Alibaba's IPO
  • Russia and China’s energy alliance with lucrative oil contracts
  • China’s increasingly tenuous economic growth
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Rep. Jim Bridenstine, Rep. Mike Kelly, Bill Gertz

September 12th, 2014 ·

Rep. JIM BRIDENSTINE (OK-1), member of the House Armed Services Committee and House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology:

Part 1:

  • Barack Obama's change in rhetoric on Iraq after he entered the 2008 presidential race
  • Is a new Authorization to Use Military Force necessary for fighting the Islamic State?
  • The uncharacteristic manner in which the 2011 Status of Forces Agreement for Iraq was pursued

Part 2:

  • The potential for the U.S. to cripple the Russian economy by exporting energy resources to Europe
  • Contrasting Vladimir Putin's augmentation of Russia’s nuclear arsenal while the U.S.’s atrophies
  • Horrific realities if the U.S. electrical grid is compromised, and an unusually large solar storm expected to hit Earth this weekend

Rep. MIKE KELLY (PA-3), House Committee on Ways and Means member:

  • The proposed U.N. Arms Trade Treaty's relationship to the 2nd Amendment and American strategy abroad
  • The Senate’s responsibility to protect the country from inadvisable international agreements
  • An upcoming conferences on the Arms Trade Treaty that bans opponents of the agreement from attending

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • ISIS' threats to behead a third Westerner
  • Russia’s increasingly capable nuclear armament and willingness to employ it
  • China’s growing understanding of modern warfare and brinksmanship with U.S. flights
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Bill Roggio, Fred Fleitz, Rep. Rob Wittman, ADM James Loy

September 11th, 2014 ·

BILL ROGGIO, managing editor of The Long War Journal:

  • On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, does the US truly understand the nature of the enemy it faces?
  • The President's concerning rhetoric about the Islamic State in yesterday's speech
  • Can the Saudis be trusted to properly combat the jihadist threat?

FRED FLEITZ, former CIA intelligence officer:

  • The President’s plan to attack Islamic State targets in Syria with airstrikes
  • Iranian influence in Iraq and Syria
  • Russia's involvement in negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program
  • Under Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller’s chances of curbing Russian violations of the INF Treaty

Rep. ROB WITTMAN, Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee:

  • The extent of jihadist extremism and the American ability to respond: 2014 vs. pre-9/11
  • The need for President Obama to present Congress with specifics—not just objectives—for confronting the Islamic State
  • Sequestration's impact on US military readiness
  • Lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan concerning Congress's role in preparing the US budget for a possible long term military engagement

ADM. JAMES LOY, former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, Administrator of the TSA, and Commandant of the US Coast Guard:

  • Reflections on building up DHS and TSA after the 9/11 attacks
  • The currently accelerating pace of change in US counter-terror planning in response to the formation of new terror groups after the weakening of "core Al Qaeda"
  • Where is the federal government not adequately focusing on potential security vulnerabilities?
  • Improving US resiliency planning to deal with possible cyber attacks on critical infrastructure
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Rep. Scott Rigell, Jim Hanson, Avi Jorisch, Bill Squadron

September 10th, 2014 ·

Rep. Scott Rigell (VA-2), member of the House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces

  • Why President Obama's transfer of five senior Taliban members for American Bowe Bergdahl, violated the law
  • The House's decision to pass Rigell's Resolution 644, which condemns Obama for the illegal prisoner trade
  • President Obama's failure to provide a permanent solution to sequestration

JIM HANSON, former Army Special Operations Weapons Sergeant:

  • A look back at the 9/11/11 Benghazi tragedy and potential “stand-down” orders
  • President Obama’s loose rhetoric concerning the U.S. mission abroad
  • A preview of what's to come in the fight against the Islamic State

AVI JORISCH, former policy advisor at the Treasury Department's Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence:

  • How American financial war techniques can help weaken state sponsors of terror
  • The need for the U.S. to redefine Turkey, Qatar and others as “frenemies”
  • Arguments for continuing to apply economic and financial pressure on Iran


  • The upcoming documentary "Pump" and America's dependence on foreign oil
  • Developing a non-partisan and inclusive dialogue on energy security policy
  • The extent of the risks posed by manmade and natural threats to energy infrastructure
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Bud McFarlane, Roger Noriega, Gordon Chang, and Kelly Carlson

September 9th, 2014 ·

ROBERT “BUD” McFARLANE, former National Security Advisor to President Reagan:

  • ISIS’ procurement of oil and military resources that help make it a global threat
  • Jihadist recruitment numbers exponentially increasing due to radical Islamist education
  • Comparisons between the ideological war of the Cold War and the current rise in radical Islam

ROGER NORIEGA, former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs:

  • Brazil’s upcoming presidential election and economic policy debate
  • President Obama’s decision to defer amnesty until after the midterm elections
  • Challenges of passing Venezuelan sanctions through Congress

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

  • A reconstitution of Russian aggression and the vital need to rollback Vladimir Putin
  • North Korean efforts to develop a sea-based nuclear launch capability
  • Communist indoctrination in Chinese society

KELLY CARLSON, renowned Hollywood actor:

  • Vulnerable substations in close proximity to the southern border
  • The dubious reliability of energy infrastructure security
  • Ways to improve public awareness of the the risks to critical infrastructure
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Debra Burlingame, A.B. Stoddard, Rep. Mark Meadows, Paul Bonicelli

September 8th, 2014 ·

DEBRA BURLINGAME, member of the board of directors of the 9/11 Memorial Museum:

  • Links between border security, a strong economy, and American national security
  • Is the U.S. justice system's reach long enough to bring jihadists to justice?
  • Islamist claims that parts of the 9/11 Memorial Museum are racist

A.B. STODDARD, Associate Editor and Columnist at “The Hill”:

  • The significance of a new Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF)
  • Congressional hesitance to take definitive positions on Iraq so close to election season
  • Inconsistencies on national security policy within the Republican Party
  • The President’s announcement of a delay on an executive decision on amnesty

Rep. MARK MEADOWS (NC-11), Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee:

  • Should harsher, more direct military action be applied against the Islamic State?
  • The case against a specifics-based authorization of military force in Iraq
  • Updates on the current West African Ebola crisis

PAUL BONICELLI, former Assistant Administrator for USAID Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean:

  • The nexus between Venezuela and Cuba
  • The Monroe Doctrine’s lasting relevance to American national security
  • Venezuela’s crumbling stability under Chavez-successor Nicolas Maduro
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