Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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Steven Bucci, Jim Hanson, Bill Gertz, Scott McEwen

May 22nd, 2015

STEVEN BUCCI, Director of the Heritage Foundation’s Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy:

  • The Administration’s downplaying of ISIS advances
  • Islamic State operations within the U.S. homeland
  • Use of air power in Iraq
  • The prospect of teaming up with Iran to combat ISIS

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

  • Is Iran using the U.S. as its proxy air force?
  • Concerns that Pres. Obama’s policy towards the Middle East has enabled an Iranian hegemony
  • The President’s summit with the GCC showing waning Gulf support for the U.S.
  • The suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia highlights still-strong sectarian grievances

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • President Obama’s failed policy in the Middle East
  • Evidence of the Islamic State in Malaysia
  • Chinese acts of aggression in the South China Sea and espionage aimed at the U.S.
  • U.S. missile defense in South Korea

SCOTT McEWEN, co-author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller, “American Sniper”:

  • McEwen's newest book: "The Sniper and the Wolf"
  • Snipers at the tip of the spear of the American military elite
  • The trouble with Americans taking for granted the indispensable individuals who protect their freedoms
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