Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Claudia Rosett, Rep. Duncan Hunter, Peter Pham

June 24th, 2014

Rep. ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN, of Florida's 27th Congressional District:

  • Will President Obama seek Congressional approval to launch airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq?
  • Ways in which U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East has prompted a contemplation of allying with Iran
  • Iran's continuing strides towards a nuclear weapon, and the Administration's attempt to go around strict sanctions on the regime
  • Controversy over the Palestinian Unity Government—composed of Fatah and Hamas--benefiting from American tax dollars and political support

CLAUDIA ROSETT, of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies:

  • Iran's past actions that would make it an untrustworthy ally in Iraq
  • North Korea and Iran's ongoing weapons collaboration, and the likelihood that NK will assist Iran in testing a nuclear weapon
  • Putin's supposed move to lessen Russian military involvement in Ukraine

Rep. DUNCAN HUNTER, of California's 50th Congressional District:

  • Thoughts on the direction the U.S. should take in Iraq
  • American military power projections, and concern that the DoD's capabilities have not kept up with budget increases
  • Illegal immigration's impact on the country

Dr. PETER PHAM, of The Atlantic Council:

  • Results of the US ignoring the threat of Boko Haram back in 2011
  • Boko Haram's territorial expansionism in Northern Nigeria
  • Rundown on a Somali terrorist organization, Al-Shabab, operating with impunity in Kenya
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