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Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Bill Gertz

March 27th, 2015 ·

AYAAN HIRSI ALI, activist and author of “Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now”:

PART ONE:

  • What life is like in a shariah-governed, totalitarian society
  • Civilization jihad's harm to Western institutions from within
  • Mistakes U.S. leaders make by assuming the Muslim Brotherhood represents all of Islam

PART TWO:

  • Is Shariah ideology compatible with the U.S. Constitution?
  • Ways that the Muslim Brotherhood has fooled Western leaders

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at The Washington Free Beacon:

PART THREE

  • The ways in which the Pentagon is "outside the loop" on the Iranian nuclear deal
  • An update on the regional conflict in the Middle East between Sunni and Shia proxies
  • Why budget cuts to America's military are posing an existential threat

PART FOUR

  • China's war fighting capabilities in the space frontier and the vulnerabilities of American satellites
  • Does a new Russian cruise missile pose a direct danger to the U.S. homeland?
  • Testimony given by the Missile Defense Agency Director that the U.S. is under-equipped to counter the North Korean threat
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Rep. Mike Rogers, Reggie Littlejohn, Fred Fleitz, Emmanuel Ogebe

March 26th, 2015 ·

Rep. MIKE ROGERS (AL-3), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s Strategic Forces Subcommittee:

  • Parallels between the Clinton and Obama administrations' cuts to defense to feed social programs
  • Nuclear obsolescence by design
  • Russian and Chinese attempts to surpass American nuclear capabilities
  • The dangers of nuclear ambitions and rogue states

REGGIE LITTLEJOHN, President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers:

  • Ten-year anniversary of the Beijing Women’s Conference and the thirty-fifth anniversary of China’s implementation of the one-child policy
  • Family planning police: Domestic terrorists in China
  • Is the Chinese communist regime stating to unravel?

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

  • The strategic importance to the Taliban of the five commanders traded in the Bergdahl swap
  • France's hardening stance in protest of how the current Iran negotiations are unfolding
  • Did the Obama Administration leak that Israel was spying on the Iran negotiations?
  • Ways in which current U.S. foreign policy is inviting harm upon the the Jewish state

EMMAUNUEL OGEBE, International Human Rights Lawyer and Expert at the Washington Working Group on Nigeria:

  • Security concerns amidst the upcoming Nigerian presidential election
  • Comparing Boko Haram’s reign of terror in Western Africa to the Islamic State
  • Contentious U.S. support to General Buhari in his presidential bid against incumbent Goodluck Jonathan
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Trent Franks, Daniel Sullivan, William Wisner, Diana West, Jim Hanson

March 25th, 2015 ·

Rep. TRENT FRANKS (AZ-8), Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee's Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee:

  • Problems with the disconnect between the military and the civilian electric grid
  • The Critical Infrastructure Protection Act's proposal to use hardware-based solutions to secure the grid
  • Iran's progress towards an eventual EMP capability, thanks to the current nuclear negotiations
  • Why sour relations with Israel undermines America’s international credibility
  • Will President Obama need further convincing on the National Defense Budget?

DANIEL SULLIVAN, President and Co-Founder of the Sergeant Sullivan Center, and WILLIAM WISNER, leader of the SSC’s Veteran Fellowship for Mission Leadership:

  • The story of USMC Sgt. Tom Sullivan’s health issues arising from exposure to hazardous environmental material during his combat deployment in Iraq
  • The Sergeant Sullivan Center's mission of direct advocacy and promotion of private sector research on environmental-deployment injuries
  • Watching to see if the Department of Veterans Affairs will modify the Veterans Choice Act

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

  • Circumstances influencing President Obama's decision to keep more troops in Afghanistan
  • Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson’s comments at the Muslim Public Affairs Council
  • Root crises of transnational progressivism and a unified, global government
  • Was the post-World War II order heavily shaped by Soviet influence operations?

JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President of the Center for Security Policy, and former Army Special Operations officer:

  • Political pressures weighing on President Obama's decision to keep 9,800 U.S. forces in Afghanistan through 2015
  • Predicting the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps's future role in the power vacuum of a post-U.S. occupied Iraq
  • Could the proxy civil war in Yemen escalate to direct conflict between Saudi and Iranian troops
  • President Obama's refusal to meet with the NATO General Secretary, despite Vladimir Putin reinstating Novorossiya
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Michael S. Smith II, Ilan Berman, Rep. Diane Black, Peter Brookes, Gordon Chang

March 24th, 2015 ·

MICHAEL S. SMITH II, Principal and Founder of Kronos Advisory, LLC.:

  • Deceased Al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s more brutal approach to the group’s “protracted, popular war”
  • Difference between the Islamic State and Al Qaeda's strategies for establishing a Caliphate
  • Historical U.S. government outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood on counterterrorism policy matters
  • The Islamic State hit-list of American service members and their families

ILAN BERMAN, Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council:

  • Morocco's potential to be a case study in the reformation of radical Islam
  • Bibi Netanyahu's post-election political maneuverings to oppose a bad Iranian nuclear deal
  • How the current U.S.-Israeli strategic dynamic is inviting harm against the Jewish state
  • Could the vagueness of what the Obama administration has offered Iran force an Israeli preemptive strike?

Rep. DIANE BLACK (TN-6), member of the House Ways and Mean Committee and liaison to the House Budget Committee:

  • Resolution 139: a plan to stop the genocide of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East
  • Why a Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia is needed
  • Tennessee's historical adoption of American Laws for American Courts legislation
  • Biases in the Refugee Resettlement Program

PETER BROOKES, Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs at the Heritage Foundation’s Davis Institute:

  • Vladimir Putin’s posturing in the resource-rich Arctic
  • How Russia is using Ukraine against perceived threats from NATO
  • Reasons for reluctance within the international community to provide military support to the Ukrainian government
  • Implications of the pullout of U.S. special forces personnel from Yemen amidst a sectarian civil war

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

  • Beijing's plan to supplant the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank
  • How the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank serves as a test of China's intentions
  • Why a weak China will likely have a more dangerous foreign policy
    The closing of the Chinese economy and the rise of "Neo-Maoism”
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Cliff May, George Rasley, Beth Van Duyne, Keith Payne

March 23rd, 2015 ·

CLIFF MAY, Founder and President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies:

  • Will the Obama Administration circumvent Congress by getting the UN to coin an Iran deal as international law?
  • The Iranian Supreme Leader’s continued pursuit of an Islamic Revolution
  • Critique of the “one-year breakout" clause
  • Sour relations ahead between Obama and Netanyahu

GEORGE RASLEY, Editor at Richard Viguerie's ConsevativeHQ.com

  • Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announcing candidacy for the 2016 GOP nomination
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA.) as the only potential nominee who truly understands the severity of the radical Islamist threat
  • Hillary Clinton’s prospects, all things considered

BETH VAN DUYNE, Mayor of Irving, Texas:

  • Efforts to impose the first Shariah tribunal in the United States
  • How Shariah law and laws of the U.S. Constitution are simply unable to coincide with one another
  • Looking at "American Laws in American Courts"

Dr. KEITH PAYNE, President and Co-Founder of the National Institute for Public Policy:

  • How Iran will usher in a proliferation cascade
  • The impossibility of nuclear zero
  • Modernizing America's nuclear triad
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Charles Ortel, Kurt Schlichter, Bill Gertz, Amb. Roger Noriega

March 20th, 2015 ·

CHARLES ORTEL, Investigative Journalist and writer for Breitbart and the Street:

  • Huma Abedin, Teneo Holdings, and Clinton crony influence peddling
  • Why did the private equity firm BC Partners break its M.O. to invest in Teneo Holdings?
  • Exposing the Clinton Foundation's financial inconsistencies

KURT SCHLICHTER, author of “I Am a Conservative: Uncensored, Undiluted, and Absolutely Un-PC”:

  • Hillary Clinton’s 2016 candidacy findings
  • Grading the performance of GOP leaders in Congress
  • Adapting the proper tactics to move the Republican Party forward

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at The Washington Free Beacon:

  • A Chinese influence operation to subvert the U.S. THAAD missile defense system in South Korea
  • Will the Obama Administration normalize relations with the North Korean regime?
  • Japan’s modest military modernization
  • Three separate Islamic State groups currently gaining leverage in Libya
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff testimony on the danger continued budget cuts pose to the U.S. armed forces

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

  • Protests in Brazil over state-owned Petrobras funds going to President Rousseff’s reelection campaign
  • President Obama's introduction of sanctions on the Venezuelan government for its narco-trafficking ties and violent response to domestic protests
  • Why the State Department's Latin America policy hinges on proposed internationally-monitored legislative elections in Venezuela
  • Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) comments on the importance of the American-Israeli alliance
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With Rep. Doug Lamborn, Fred Fleitz, Irene Garcia, Mort Klein

March 19th, 2015 ·

Rep. DOUG LAMBORN (CO-5), Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces of the House Armed Services Committee:

  • The necessity of a fully funded defense in an increasingly dangerous world
  • Addressing spending without compromising national security
  • Why Netanyahu's speech before Congress continues to be relevant
  • Congress' role in vetting the President's Iran deal

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

  • Administration leaks hinting at a possible Iran deal permitting 6,000 operating centrifuges and the immediate lifting of sanctions
  • The extent of the impact of financial sanctions on the Islamic Republic’s economy
  • Senate 47 letter reinforcing the premise that the Iran nuclear deal either be a treaty or congressional-executive agreement
  • Were hostile foreign intelligence services able to hack Hillary Clinton’s private cell phone?

IRENE GARCIA, Investigative Reporter at Judicial Watch:

  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement records showing that an Al Qaeda narco-trafficker served as an informant
  • Was Adnan El Shukrijumah given preferential treatment by the government, despite rumors of planning attacks within the U.S.?
  • How the Benghazi investigative committee catalyzed the Hillary Clinton email-gate mania
  • Chances of a federal court impounding Hillary Clinton’s private email servers

MORT KLEIN, President of the Zionist Organization of America:

  • Obama’s defeated campaign—waged with State Department funding--against Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu
  • An Israeli national security mandate achieved through threats from Iran and Hamas' alliance with the Palestinian Authority
  • Would the Obama Administration refuse to utilize its UN veto to block the formation of an Iranian-Hamas terrorist state?
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Caroline Glick, Diana West, Jack Caravelli, Pete Hegseth

March 18th, 2015 ·

CAROLINE GLICK, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy and author of "The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East":

  • The results of the Israeli elections and why a unity government is unlikely to emerge
  • Prime Minister Netanyahu's mandate on national security
  • The appointment of Robert Malley to the National Security Council’s Middle East Desk

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

  • The DNI’s Threat Assessment setting the stage for further Western concessions to Tehran
  • Similarities of Iran's strategy to the deception-based negotiating of the former USSR
  • Revelations that the White House continues to consult disgraced General Petraeus on the Islamic State
  • Tom Cotton (R-AR) and the Senate 47’s open letter to Iran emphasizing checks and balances in the U.S. Constitution

Dr. JACK CARAVELLI, former Director for Nonproliferation on the National Security Council and 14-year veteran CIA analyst:

  • Putin's "adventure" in Ukraine: one year later
  • Western wistful thinking and the myth of a "New Russia" under Putin
  • Is NATO prepared to deal with a recidivist Russia?
  • How accepting a nuclear Iran could shred the Non-Proliferation Treaty

PETE HEGSETH, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America:

  • Foreign policy problems arising from the U.S.'s “leading from behind approach” in Libya, Syria, and post-surge Iraq
  • Implications of the Iranian Quds Force and Shia militias filling the power void in the fight against the Islamic State
  • Political biases present in the National Intelligence Threat List due to the ongoing Iranian nuclear deal
  • Veterans Affairs meddling with the Choice Act, a service meant to enable veterans to receive private medical care
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Victor Davis Hanson

March 17th, 2015 ·

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution:

PART ONE:

  • Whitewashing Iran and the rewriting of history
  • Historical precedents for a Congressional override of an Iran agreement
  • Why does a deal with Iran matter so much to the President?
  • Deciphering President Obama's foreign policy pivot toward revolutionary regimes

PART TWO:

  • How America's friends and foes are responding to a shrinking U.S. nuclear umbrella and changing foreign policy
  • A new carte blanche for U.S. policymakers to support the Iranian regime

PART THREE:

  • Why the memes of victimization and Western guilt reinforce and encourage Jihadists
  • Ways the Middle East can promote freedom and prosperity
  • Will elections leave Israel without strong support from the American Left and Right?

PART FOUR:

  • Executive amnesty's impact on the voting dynamic in the American Southwest
  • Speculation about Hillary’s emails concerning the Russian "reset," Benghazi, and Clinton Foundation fundraising
  • Social tensions sure to rise over government debt and restoring the American foreign policy deterrence
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Jack David, Erick Stakelbeck, Andy McCarthy, Rep. Robert Pittenger

March 16th, 2015 ·

JACK DAVID, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction and Negotiations Policy:

  • U.S. policy's direct correlation with increased Iranian influence in the Middle East
  • The importance of centrifuges in enriching uranium to a weapons-grade level
  • Accounting for the Iranian regime's irrationality in any potential nuclear deal

ERICK STAKELBECK, author of “ISIS Exposed: Beheadings, Slavery, and the Hellish Reality of Radical Islam”:

  • FBI claims of investigations into ISIS activity in all fifty U.S. states
  • The Islamic Caliphate's expansion to satellites in the Sinai Peninsula, Libya, Algeria, and Nigeria
  • Iran: the leading state-sponsor of international terrorism
  • What do Huma Abedin, Rep. André Carson, Grover Norquist, and the Islamic Society of Boston all have in common?

ANDY McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor:

  • Iran and Hezbollah's removal from the terror threat list by the Director of National Intelligence
  • Different Administration approaches to Hezbollah, Hamas, and Iran
  • Huma Abedin’s oversight of the purging of selected emails from Hillary Clinton’s private account
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's continued efforts to get Loretta Lynch’s Attorney General nomination to the floor

Rep. ROBERT PITTENGER (NC-9), Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare:

  • Iran's historical dealings with international agencies, such as the UN and IAEA
  • Thoughts on whether to broaden the scope of the proposed AUMF
  • The existential threat of Iranian ICBMs
  • Preparing and prepping the American people for possible terrorist attacks
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