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Jim Hanson, Rep. Steve King, Raymond Stock, Gordon Chang

June 2nd, 2014

JIM HANSON, retired Special Operations Master Sergeant:

  • Why did the US decide now to trade five Taliban commanders for captured U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl?
  • Was the Haqqani Network paid cash by the government of Qatar to facilitate the deal?
  • What are the circumstances under which Sgt. Bergdahl was captured?

Congressman STEVE KING (IA-4):

  • Concern over precedent set by U.S. negotiating with terrorists via a third party to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
  • A law, signed by President Obama, that requires Congress be given 30-days advance notice before the release of any prisoner from Guantanamo Bay, and why the Administration says it was unable to comply in the Bergdahl case
  • Problems with an order given to ICE to disregard a law that orders deportation proceedings be started whenever an illegal alien is found within the country

RAYMOND STOCK, of the Middle East Forum:

  • What the results of the recent Egyptian election says about domestic support for presidential-elect Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
  • Will Coptic Christians in Egypt fare better under el-Sisi than under the Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi?
  • Muslim Brotherhood members possibly seeking refuge in the United States

GORDON CHANG, of Forbes.com:

  • The 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square and where Communist China stands today
  • Recent Shangri-La talks and how America and China presented themselves at the event
  • Updates on recent Chinese aggression against Vietnam and American allies in the region
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