Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Lord Malcolm Pearson, Michaela Dodge, and Gordon Chang

June 5th, 2017

LORD MALCOLM PEARSON, Member of the House of Lords, former leader of the UK Independence Party:

  • What the London terrorist attack means for Great Britain
  • Prime Minister May’s leadership in combating terrorism

(PART TWO):

  • London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s response to the latest terror attack
  • How terrorism may affect elections in the U.K.

MICHAELA DODGE, Policy analyst for strategic policy at The Heritage Foundation, National security fellow at the Claremont Institute:

  • Nuclear ballistic missile threats to the U.S.
  • Rethinking America’s posture on nuclear weapons
  • Developing approaches for an effective missile defense system

GORDON CHANG, Columnist for The Daily Beast:

  • Harmful obligations of the Paris Accords
  • Possible incentives to renegotiate a climate agreement
  • China’s attempt to alienate Taiwan from the international community
  • Buildup of U.S. naval forces around the Korean Peninsula 
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With Luke Rosiak, Dan Perkins, Dr. Mark Schneider and Bill Gertz

June 4th, 2017

With Luke Rosiak, Dan Perkins, Dr. Mark Schneider and Bill Gertz 

LUKE ROSIAK, Investigative Reporter at The Daily Caller:

  • Update on the House IT scandal
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz admits violating information security policy 

DAN PERKINS, Founder of the Songs and Stories for Soldiers Foundation, author of Brotherhood of the Red Nile:

  • Analysis of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord
  • The current and future standing of OPEC
  • Songs and Stories for Soldiers

MARK SCHNEIDER, Senior Fellow at the National Institute for Public Policy:

  • The next Nuclear Posture Review
  • Necessary changes the Trump Administration should make to the U.S. nuclear program
  • Violations of treaty obligations by the Russians and the New START Treaty 

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • Chinese naval participation in the 2018 RIMPAC exercises
  • The USS Dewey sailing near China’s manmade islands
  • ZTE: its history, how it functions, and its role in American security
  • Consequences of contracting ZTE due to being a Chinese state-owned company 
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With Myron Ebell, Jose Cardenas, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Fred Fleitz and Dr. Ilan Berman 

June 1st, 2017

MYRON EBELL, Director of Global Warming and International Environmental Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute:

  • President Trump’s roll back of Paris Climate deal
  • How the Paris treaty undermines our sovereignty
  • Why renewable energy jobs are not sustainable without taxpayer dollars
  • The way ahead for coal

JOSE CARDENAS, Associate at VisionAmericas:

  • Venezuela’s latest spiral of violence and anarchy
  • OAS’ failure to take action on Venezuela
  • Trump’s review of Obama’s Cuba policy

PETER VINCENT PRY, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both Congressional Advisory Boards:

  • Why North Korea launching another satellite is a national security threat
  • Debunking Jeffrey Lewis’ comments about the EMP threat from Pyongyang

FRED FLEITZ, Former CIA analyst, Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy:

  • The House intelligence Committee’s recent subpoenas
  • Intelligence leaks from the Trump administration

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

  • Why Trump should get rid of the JCPOA
  • How the U.S. can reapply economic pressure to Iran
  • The President’s plans for Israeli-Palestinian peace
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With Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01), Diana West, Matthew Brodsky and David North

May 31st, 2017

With Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01), Diana West, Matthew Brodsky and David North

REP. ROB WITTMAN (VA-01), Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Chairman of the Sea power and Power Projection Subcommittee:

  • Successful U.S. missile intercept test
  • The need for a more robust missile defense
  • Deployment of a third carrier strike group to Korea and readiness of U.S. forces
  • Status of the next defense budget

 DIANA WEST, Author of Death of the Grown Up and American Betrayal:

  • Developments in the Russia investigation
  • Pattern of Russian collusion with influential U.S. politicians
  • The need for greater nuclear missile protection

MATTHEW BRODSKY, Senior Editor at Wikistrat, Former Director of Policy for the Jewish Policy Center:

  • Political impact of last week’s visit to Israel by President Trump
  • The Trump Administration’s relationship with the Palestinian Authority
  • Arab world’s reaction to Trump’s speech and policies

DAVID NORTH, Fellow at Center for Immigration Studies:

  • The overall status and initial effects of President Trump’s immigration policies
  • The abuse of visas in US immigration policy
  • Potential “entry-exit” tracking system and the “visa mill” phenomena
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With Gordon Chang, Kevin Freeman, Rick Fisher and Russ Dallen

May 30th, 2017

With Gordon Chang, Kevin Freeman, Rick Fisher and Russ Dallen

GORDON CHANG, Columnist for The Daily Beast:

  • Deployment of third U.S. carrier strike group to the Korean Peninsula
  • Pyongyang’s rumored upcoming sixth nuclear test
  • China’s response to Moody’s downgrade

KEVIN FREEMAN, Host of “Economic War Room” on the Blaze TV, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Moody’s Downgrade of China’s debt
  • Origins and function of Bitcoin
  • Terrorist use of Bitcoin

RICK FISHER, Senior Fellow of Asian Military Affairs at the International Assessment and Strategy Center:

  • Chinese advancements in stealth detection
  • S. and Chinese arms race for superior computer technology
  • Escalation in the South China Sea between China and the Philippines

RUSS DALLEN, President and Editor-in-Chief of the Latin American Herald Tribune:

  • Goldman Sachs’ purchase of Venezuela’s State Oil Company’s Bonds
  • Russia’s attempts to acquire American and Venezuelan energy assets
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The Fourth Circuit Invites Manchesters Here

May 30th, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

How ironic that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals would choose the day after a man whose family immigrated from Libya conducted a murderous attack in Manchester, England to block President Trump’s effort to prevent such individuals from coming here. 

British investigators were dispatched to Libya, hoping to discover the extent to which the suicide bomber, Salman Abedie, had help and/or co-conspirators there. The absence of a functioning Libyan government makes such inquiries both dangerous and problematic. That’s one of the reasons President Trump instituted his pause on immigration from Libya and other failed states.

If the President is unable to exercise his constitutional and statutory authority to do that, there will be more Manchesters here. And there will be blood on the hands of jurists who arrogate to themselves decisions about national security they are neither equipped nor entitled to exercise.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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With Rep. Brad Wenstrup (OH-2), George Rasley, Danielle Pletka and Bill Gertz 

May 26th, 2017

REP. BRAD WENSTRUP (OH-2), Member of the House Armed Services Committee:

  • Former CIA Director Brennan’s testimony before Congress
  • Russian cyber warfare capabilities and their influence on US institutions
  • Possible effects of Trump’s defense budget
  • Positive developments in Veteran Affairs 

GEORGE RASLEY, Editor at Conservative HQ:

  • Trump’s budget proposal
  • How Obama and Clinton policies led to the Manchester terror attack
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling on Trump’s travel ban

DANIELLE PLETKA, Senior Vice President for Foreign and Defense Policy at the American Enterprise Institute:

  • The Trump Administration’s policy options for counterterrorism in the Middle East
  • Risks of the growing terrorist nexus in the Western World
  • Analysis of new sanctions imposed on Iran and what future relations will look like
  • President Trump’s efforts toward an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement

BILL GERTZ, Senior editor at the Washington Free Beacon, Inside the Ring columnist at the Washington Times:

  • China prevents businessman from revealing spying on VOA
  • Dangerous Chinese aerial encounters toward U.S. aircraft
  • THADD missile defense in South Korea
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With Herbert London, Matt Spalding, Dale Wilcox and Fred Fleitz

May 25th, 2017

HERBERT LONDON, President of the London Center for Policy Research, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute:

  • Reaction to President Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia
  • Radical Islamic extremism in Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey’s future relations with the US and NATO
  • The Red-Green Alliance’s campaign against the Trump Administration

MATT SPALDING, Associate Vice President and Dean of education programs for Hillsdale College in Washington, D.C.:

  • Leftist calls for Trump’s impeachment
  • How ‘the swamp’ is crippling the President’s ability to govern

DALE WILCOX, Executive Director of the Immigration Reform Law Institute, former state director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform:

  • Origins and background of the Southern Poverty Law Center History and beliefs of the SPLC’s founder—Morris Dees
  • Methods for labeling organizations “hate groups”

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

  • Reflections on President Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia
  • US—Saudi relations in the future
  • Recent developments in the Russia investigation
  • Reaction to the testimony of former CIA direct John Brennan
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With Diana West, Jessica Vaughan, Luke Rosiak and Dexter Van Zile

May 24th, 2017

 DIANA WEST, Author of Death of the Grown Up and American Betrayal:

  • Reflections on President Trump’s trip to Riyadh
  • Saudi acquisition of US oil refineries and the possibility of oil dumping by Saudi Arabia
  • Former CIA Director John Brennan’s recent testimony before Congress
  • Developments in the unsolved murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich

JESSICA VAUGHAN, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies:

  • The SPLC’s continued campaign to silence free speech
  • Trump’s track record on immigration

LUKE ROSIAK, Investigative Reporter at The Daily Caller:

  • Latest developments in the House IT security breach scandal
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s threat to the Capitol police chief 

DEXTER VAN ZILE, Christian Media Analyst at the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America:

  • Pope Francis’ views on Islam
  • Reconciliation vs. submission
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With Robert Spencer, Claudia Rosett, Itamar Marcus and Kevin Freeman

May 23rd, 2017

ROBERT SPENCER, Director of Jihad Watch, Columnist for PJ Media and Front Page Magazine:

  • Suicide bombing at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester
  • President Trump’s speech in Riyadh
  • Islamist definitions of justice, peace and terrorism
  • Should the Muslim Brotherhood be a designated terrorist organization? 

CLAUDIA ROSETT, Foreign Affairs columnist at Forbes.com, blogs at “The Rosett Report at PJ Media”:

  • President Trump’s attempts to organize Sunni allies against Iran
  • Growing nuclear threats around the world
  • Possible link in Iranian and North Korean nuclear arm programs
  • Origins of the ransomware attacks and UN response

ITAMAR MARCUS, Director of Palestinian Media Watch:

  • Mahmoud Abbas’ so-called ‘culture of peace’
  • The difficulties of negotiating with Palestinian leaders

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Host of Economic War Room on the Blaze TV:

  • Concerns about new investments in US infrastructure by Saudi Arabia
  • Possible Chinese cyber attacks against US economic assets
  • North Korea cyber warfare capabilities
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