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Amb. Dore Gold, Faith McDonnell, Rep. Steve King, Fred Fleitz

July 31st, 2014 ·

Ambassador DORE GOLD, Former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations:

  • A strategic threat analysis of the terror organization Hamas
  • Israel's endgame in the Gaza conflict
  • The state of the Israel-U.S. alliance in light of Secretary of State Kerry's ceasefire proposal, U.S. taxpayer dollars going to Hamas, and the temporary ban on American air travel into Israel

FAITH McDONNELL, of the Institute on Religion and Democracy:

  • Dangers faced by the remaining Christians in Iraq
  • The failure of the Obama Administration and others to condemn crimes committed against Christians worldwide
  • Questioning why churches have not responded more strongly to persecution of Christians

Representative STEVE KING, IA-4:

  • Congressional plans for immigration reform before the August recess
  • Rep. Boehner's impending lawsuit against President Obama
  • US support for Israel

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

  • President Obama's second 'reset' with Russia in the form of further economic sanctions
  • Will Russian forces attempt a seizure of Eastern Ukraine as they did in Crimea?
  • The State Department's lack of enforcement regarding missile defense treaties with Russia
  • Senator Pat Leahy's version of the USA Freedom Bill
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Hans von Spakovsky

July 28th, 2014 ·

Part 1: HANS VON SPAKOVSKY- author of Obama's Enforcer: Eric Holder's Justice Deapartment (HarperCollins/Broadside June 2014):

  • The unique position of the Attorney General in the Presidential cabinet
  • Eric Holder's role in controversial pardons of an international fugitive and 16 convicted terrorists

Part 2:

  • Eric Holder's misuse of prosecutorial discretion to selectively enforce or ignore laws
  • The Department of Justice's failure to investigate allegations of voter fraud

Part 3:

  • Fitting the Justice Department's projects—such as Fast and Furious—into the agenda of the Obama Administration
  • DoJ's tendency to ignore federal laws concerning illegal immigration and Guantanamo Bay prisoner transfers/releases
  • Concerns that the DoJ plans to shift back to a pre-9/11 model and treat terrorists as ordinary criminals

Part 4:

  • DoJ's hiring of government officials with possible ties to radical groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood
  • The Obama Administration's approach to confronting material support for terrorism
  • Is the US facing a constitutional crisis?
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Gen. Jack Keane, Fred Fleitz, Zach Taylor, and Faith McDonnell

July 24th, 2014 ·

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

  • What are the US military's options for transforming ISIS from an offensive organization into a defensive one?
  • The prudence of reconsidering the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in light of recent events in Iraq
  • Implications of the planned assistance to Syrian rebels for conflicts in Syria and Iraq

FRED FLEITZ, of Lignet and the Center for Security Policy:

  • Questioning a recent report that the NSA and CIA spied on Americans based solely on the basis of religion
  • What is the Obama Administration's plan for the extended nuclear talks with Iran?
  • Update on the Alibaba initial public offering

ZACK TAYLOR, founder of the National Association of Border Patrol Officers:

  • Health concerns related to the surge of illegal immigrants entering the United States
  • Response of border patrol agents to the immigration crisis

FAITH McDONNELL, Institute on Religion and Democracy at the Institute on Religion and Democracy

  • Meriam Ibrahim's recent arrival in Italy, weeks after being released from a Sudanese prison
  • An overview of the timeline regarding Ibrahim's imprisonment and first attempt to leave Sudan
  • The imposition of Shariah law in Sudan
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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

GORDON CHANG, of Forbes.com:

  • 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, Forbes.com 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

GORDON CHANG, Forbes.com:

  • 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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