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Paul Kengor, Peter Brookes, Rep. Mike Pompeo, Fred Fleitz

February 26th, 2015 ·

Dr. PAUL KENGOR, Executive Director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College:

  • Reactions to Rudy Giuliani's destruction of the taboo against questioning President Obama's love for America
  • Obama's relationships as an adult with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, and Bernardine Dohrn
  • Links between anti-American influences on Obama and the policies he presently pursues
  • What made up President Reagan's counter-Communism strategy, and can it be adapted to the present era?

Dr. PETER BROOKES, Former Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary for Asian and Pacific Affairs:

  • Questions regarding the leak of a proposed Mosul offensive this spring
  • The imperative for Iraqi security forces to gain victories in Anbar Province before taking Mosul
  • Is the proposed AUMF a political cover for the President?

Rep. MIKE POMPEO (KS-4), Member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence and Select Committee on Benghazi:

  • Secretary of State Kerry’s recent comments about Americans being safer than ever before
  • Is the President submitting to the enemies of the United States?
  • The strategic importance of Guantanamo Bay to U.S. counterterrorism policy
  • Civilization jihad “destroying us from within, with our own hands"

FRED FLEITZ, former CIA Analyst, currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • A loophole in the Iran talks that lets the regime keep the Arak facility and increase uranium enrichment prior to a ten year deal
  • An Iranian dissident group's discovery of Lavisan-3, a secret subterranean nuclear plant in suburban Tehran
  • Continued controversy over Bibi Netanyahu’s upcoming address to Congress
  • Criticism of newly appointed House Select Intelligence Committee member André Carson (IN-7) for purported ties to Muslim Brotherhood front groups
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Christian Whiton

February 25th, 2015 ·

CHRISTIAN WHITON, former senior State Department advisor, currently of D.C. International Advisory:

PART ONE:

  • Would "jobs for jihadists" eradicate radical Islamism?
  • Ideological ties between different jihadist groups, despite a lack of common leadership
  • Similarities between the fights against the ideologies of Soviet Communism and radical Islamism
  • What is behind the U.S.'s reluctance to ally with Egyptian President el-Sisi, who is speaking out against radical Islam?

PART TWO:

  • Comparing U.S. diplomacy towards the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs
  • Why Cold War tactics and strategic talking points are failing to deter the millennial Iranian regime
  • Responding to criticism that Bibi Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to Congress is partisan

PART THREE:

  • Putin’s disregard for Obama as evidenced by his Ukrainian land grabs and posture toward the Baltics and Central Asia
  • Chances of the U.S. actually engaging in a full-scale conflict with China or Russia
  • The urgent need for U.S. leadership on the global stage to prevent allies from cutting deals with hostile actors
  • Using a strong military as an anchor for effective diplomacy

PART FOUR:

  • Does Chinese aggression in the S. and E. China Seas and along the Indian border stem from a perceived weakness of U.S. foreign policy?
  • Japan's potential to go fully nuclear to deter its Chinese neighbors
  • An insecure U.S. southern border inviting malice from foreign adversaries
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Dr. Tawfik Hamid, Diana West, L. Michael Maloof, Van Hipp

February 24th, 2015 ·

Dr. TAWFIK HAMID, Senior Fellow and Chair for the Study of Islamic Radicalism at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies:

  • How Muhammad Morsi's record evidences the Muslim Brotherhood's jihadist ideology
  • Egypt's view: the Obama Administration seems more interested in supporting radical Islam than defeating it
  • The challenge Egyptian President el-Sisi posed to al-Azhar and the broader Muslim world

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

  • President Obama’s statements regarding Islamist grievances at his CVE Summit
  • Rep. André Carson’s (IN-7) appointment to the House Intelligence Committee
  • Influence of nefarious actors in institutions responsible for homeland security

F. MICHAEL MALOOF, author of “A Nation Forsaken: EMP: The Escalating Threat of an American Catastrophe”:

  • The surprisingly public U.S. government announcement of its strategy to take back the ISIS-held Iraqi city of Mosul
  • Threats facing the U.S. electric grid from all directions

VAN HIPP, Chairman of American Defense International, Inc., and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army:

  • Threats to the U.S. from cyber terrorists, radical Islam, porous borders, EMP attacks, and biological warfare
  • Benefits of partnering with moderate Muslim reformers, such as King Abdullah II of Jordan
  • How political correctness emboldens enemies of the United States
  • Wide-reaching implications of an attack on a major U.S. port or harbor
  • Is the U.S. Navy adequately resourced to conduct international power-projection missions AND provide homeland security?
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Clare Lopez, Adam Kredo, Jamie Dettmer, Gordon Chang

February 23rd, 2015 ·

CLARE LOPEZ, former CIA Operations Officer and Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Does the new draft AUMF limit President Obama’s power to combat the Islamic State?
  • Sectarian warfare that has embroiled the Middle East for hundreds of years
  • Addressing, confronting, and ultimately defeating the entirety of the global jihad threat as outlined in the Center for Security Policy’s “Secure Freedom Strategy”

ADAM KREDO, Senior Writer for the Washington Free Beacon:

  • The Muslim Public Affairs Council’s controversial founder's invitation to President Obama’s CVE Summit
  • A new DHS report claiming “right-wing radicals” pose more of a threat to the public than Islamic extremism
  • The menace civilians face from “lone and known wolf” jihadists
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's impending stateside visit in two weeks

JAMIE DETTMER, Middle East reporter at The Daily Beast and Voice of America correspondent:

  • Qatar's double game with America and the Global Jihad Movement
  • Jordan and Egypt in the fight against the Islamic State across the MENA region
  • Why a lack of coordination and leadership is the biggest problem in the Middle East

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

  • Chinese internet conglomerate Alibaba under multiple state investigations regarding fraudulent products
  • A new Japanese foreign policy posture amid pushback to global security issues
  • Japan as a key factor in the U.S. policy to contain China
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Robert McDowell, Bill Gertz, Jerry Boykin, Claudia Rosett

February 20th, 2015 ·

ROBERT McDOWELL, Hudson Institute Senior Fellow:

  • A historical overview of the bipartisan consensus on the greatest deregulatory success
  • Politicizing the independent FCC ultimately endangers freedom of expression
  • The diffuse nature of the Internet enables innovation and defies top-down control
  • How the World Wide Web could be transformed by tyrants from a bastion of freedom into a tool of censorship and control

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • North Korea’s new SLBM
  • Known “unknowns” regarding the Chinese nuclear program
  • Continued Russian influence in the Western Hemisphere

Gen. JERRY BOYKIN, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence:

  • The mystery behind Obama's denial of the truth about the Global Jihad Movement
  • How the Administration misses the genuine silent majority of moderate Muslims for wolves in sheep's clothing
  • Why Western apologists for Islamic terrorism are the real factor increasing recruitment among Jihadists
  • The humiliation of America and how to turn the tables on the Islamic State

CLAUDIA ROSETT, Journalist-in-Residence at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies:

  • North Korea’s final “nuclear doom” threat
  • Pyongyang’s dismissal of ICC claims of human rights abuses
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Steve Coughlin, Tom Rogan, Sidney Powell, Fred Fleitz

February 19th, 2015 ·

STEVE COUGHLIN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • The double standard over comments regarding Islam
    U.S. allies in the Middle East
  • Recognizing Islam's role in the current war
  • Exposing the Muslim Brotherhood's influence on the President's statements

TOM ROGAN, National Review Online and Daily Telegraph columnist:

  • Countering homegrown jihadism in the United Kingdom
  • Vladimir Putin’s manipulation of the West through Europe’s weak military readiness and reliance on Russian energy

SIDNEY POWELL, author of “Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice”:

  • Why Americans can expect "more of the same" if Loretta Lynch is appointed Attorney General
  • Rampant over-criminalization in the Justice Department
  • The absence of prosecutorial discretion in amnesty cases

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

  • Contrasting Newt Gingrich at the Defeat Jihad Summit with President Obama's remarks on Countering Violent Extremism
  • Do "legitimate economic, political, or historical grievances" ever justify beheadings and immolation?
  • The Administration's responsibility for the chaos in Libya and Yemen
  • How Iran's advancing nuclear program and the ineffectual talks undermine alliances and destabilize the Middle East
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Larry Wortzel, J. Christian Adams, Rosemary Jenks, Diana West

February 18th, 2015 ·

Dr. LARRY WORTZEL, former Commissioner of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission of the United States Congress:

  • China enters a new phase of expeditionary warfare
  • The PLA's problem of personnel quality and corruption
  • Going forward, a need to restrict military cooperation with China

J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS, former DoJ official and author of “Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department”:

  • Is a Hawaiian separatist movement being supported by Communist China?
  • Did Eric Holder show racial bias when dealing with the Ferguson case?
  • The legislative--not judicial--process needed to enforce amnesty laws
  • Concessions the Senate should ask for in return for confirming Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

ROSEMARY JENKS, Director of Government Relations at NumbersUSA:

  • The potential Department of Homeland Security shutdown over funding of the President’s executive amnesty
  • Why the Senate has no options in the fight over DHS spending
  • How the refugee resettlement industry could serve as a trojan horse for the Islamic State

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

  • Confronting the issue of rhetoric and use of the term "Islamism"
  • Appeasement as a policy means to avoid giving offense today and during the Cold War
  • Administration outreach in the lead up to the White House's Countering Violent Extremism Summit
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Charles Jacobs, Katharine Gorka, Andy McCarthy, Rep. Scott Perry

February 17th, 2015 ·

Dr. CHARLES JACOBS, Founder of Americans for Peace and Tolerance:

  • President Obama’s “Countering Violent Extremism” summit to kick off tomorrow at the White House and State Department
  • Boston, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles touted as models of proper cooperation between the government and Muslim-American communities
  • Is Boston an example of Obama's foreign policy on American soil?
  • Combating acts of jihad inside the U.S. by community-police cooperation

KATHARINE GORKA, Co-Founder of the Council on Global Security,

  • President Obama’s comments regarding the murder of twenty-one Egyptian Coptic Christians
  • The U.S. information warfare campaign against ISIS and the broader global jihad
  • Does "countering violent extremism" take into account pre-violent and non-violent jihad?
  • Female genital mutilation in the United States

ANDY McCARTHY, former federal persecutor:

  • Countering Islamic extremism and the dangers of submission to it
  • U.N. Human Rights Council Resolution concerning Islamic blasphemy
  • The President’s AUMF and the limits of using ground forces
  • A Texas federal judge raising the issue of federal courts and executive amnesty

Rep. SCOTT PERRY (PA-4), Member of the House Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees:

  • Administration rhetoric towards those who distort Islam and Pres. Obama’s overall strategy in dealing with non-rational actors
  • Does the new AUMF actually give the President less power to combat ISIS?
  • Consequences of an attack on the U.S. electrical grid or other critical infrastructure
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Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Jim Hanson, Bill Gertz, Cliff Kincaid

February 13th, 2015 ·

Dr. SEBASTIAN GORKA, Breitbart's National Security and Foreign Affairs editor:

  • Where counterterrorism efforts are best focused
  • Putting the Global Jihad Movement in its proper context
  • The Saudi connection to 9/11 and the Siege of Mecca
  • Putin's information warfare against Obama and the EU

JIM HANSON, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy and former US Army Special Operations:

  • The Center for Security Policy’s Defeat Global Jihad event and its “Secure Freedom Strategy”
  • Why a broader declaration of war is more appropriate than President Obama’s AUMF
  • The integral role of the Guantanamo Bay holding facility for national security

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • RAND's report on Chinese military weaknesses
  • Tracing the Anthem cyber attack against sensitive U.S. healthcare information to a Chinese state-sponsored group
  • Administration bias towards the NSA as evidenced by the newly-created Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center
  • U.S. Senate confirmation of to-be Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

CLIFF KINCAID, President of America's Survival and the Director for Accuracy in Media's Center for Investigative Journalism:

  • The political power of the papacy turns Leftist
  • America's enemies in Hollywood, then and now
  • President Reagan's example of courage and conservatism
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Gov. Bobby Jindal, Andrew C. McCarthy, Michael Mukasey, Newt Gingrich, Sen. Ted Cruz

February 12th, 2015 ·

Gov. BOBBY JINDAL, Governor of Louisiana, Vice Chairman of the Republican Governors Association:

  • The need for Muslim community leaders to denounce acts of violent jihad
  • Insistence on assimilation and integration of immigrants to the West
  • Reinstating American exceptionalism

ANDREW C. McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor:

  • Pitfalls of using the civilian justice system in accordance with U.S. counterterrorism policy
  • How 9/11 militarized the American response to jihadism
  • The Blind Sheikh's cultural mastery of shariah

MICHAEL MUKASEY, former Attorney General of the United States:

  • The "war of words" when describing radical and political Islam
  • Widespread acceptance of Shariah law throughout the Middle East by both the masses and outside governing bodies
  • Examples of official Western endorsement of those who promote the global jihad
  • Addressing an ideology that seeks to destroy all other ways of life

NEWT GINGRICH, 58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives:

  • Will Hillary Clinton part ways with the Obama national security doctrine if elected president?
  • Revamping the Departments of State, Judiciary, Homeland Security, and the congressional committees to combat today’s threats

Sen. TED CRUZ, United States Senator for Texas:

  • Concerning yet underreported remarks on free speech made by President Obama last week
  • The absurdity of comparing modern-day Islamist atrocities to the 2nd millennium's Crusades
  • Thoughts on the AUMF proposal
  • The status of the US-Kurdish relationship
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