Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Gordon Chang, Peter Huessy, Michael Waller and Michael Cutler 

May 9th, 2017

GORDON CHANG, columnist, World Affairs Journal Blogger:

  • Jared Kushner’s sister courting Chinese investors
  • Chinese urging U.S. to fire Pacific Command chief Harris

PETER HUESSY, Director for Strategic Deterrent Studies at the Mitchell Institution for Aerospace Studies:

  • Evaluating Iran and U.S. interests
  • Tehran’s ambitions in Yemen
  • Should President Trump be trying to meet with Kim Jong Un?

MICHAEL WALLER, Senior Vice President for Governmental Affairs at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Were the Russians really trying to get Donald Trump elected?
  • Ted Kennedy’s collaboration with the Soviets
  • Congressional fund to counter Russian propaganda

MICHAEL CUTLER, Retired Senior Special Agent of the former Immigration and Naturalization Services:

  • How labor unions have undermined U.S. national immigration policies
  • Evaluation of the Trump administration’s record on immigration thus far

With Nonie Darwish, Rowan Scarborough, Russ Dallen and Bill Gertz

May 5th, 2017

NONIE DARWISH, Founder of Arabs for Israel, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt
  • Is FGM just a cultural problem?
  • Difference between FGM and ‘female circumcision’

ROWAN SCARBOROUGH, National Security Reporter at The Washington Times:

  • British spy responsible for Trump Buzzfeed dossier admits charges are unverified
  • Deployment of THADD missile battery to South Korea
  • Mark Green – next Trump pick for Army Secretary 

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

  • Corey Lewandowski leaves lobby firm after reports of lobbying for CITGO
  • Venezuelan Humanitarian Assistance and Defense of Democratic Governance Act 

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • Chinese supercomputers surpassing U.S. capabilities
  • Politicized security clearance process
  • MEMRI study about countering online jihad

With Dr. Paul Kengor

May 5th, 2017

PAUL KENGOR, Professor of Political Science and Executive Director of the Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College:

  • Soviet role in shooting Pope John Paul II
  • The Pope’s visit to Warsaw in 1979


  • Jimmy Carter’s Poland gaffe
  • Why freeing Poland was the key to freeing the rest of the Soviet Block 


  • Reagan and Pope assassination attempts
  • NSDD 75
  • The various instrumentalities brought to bear to bring down the Soviet Union


  • How President Reagan faced an existential threat to freedom and how to apply it to our own time
  • Differences between Trump and Reagan 


  • The role the left has played in undermining the Constitution and making common cause with our enemies

With John Fonte, Diana West, Mark Schneider and Fred Fleitz

May 3rd, 2017

JOHN FONTE, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for American Culture at the Hudson Institute:

  • The role sovereignty played in the election of President Trump
  • The struggle between national self-determination and rule between global authority

DIANA WEST, Author of The Death of the Grownup and American Betrayal:

  • Anniversary of Joseph McCarthy’s death
  • Parallels between the 1950s and today

MARK SCHNEIDER, Senior Analyst with the National Institute for Public Policy:

  • North Korea’s latest missile launch, EMP or failure?
  • A New Nuclear Review for a New Age

FRED FLEITZ, former CIA officer, Senior VP for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Threat from North Korea
  • Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about Russian meddling in the US election



With Rachelle Peterson, Kevin Freeman, Daniel Pipes and Peter Huessy

May 2nd, 2017

RACHELLE PETERSON, Director of Research Projects at the National Association of Scholars:

  • Confucius Institutes – the Chinese government’s presence on U.S. college campuses
  • Implications of a Chinese influence operation targeting young Americans 

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Host of Economic War Room coming to The Blaze Summer 2017:

  • Chinese funding and access to the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope
  • Russia’s potential use of CITGO for economic warfare

DANIEL PIPES, Founder and President of Middle East Forum:

  • Congressional Israel Victory Caucus
  • Broadening the debate over Israeli-Palestinian Peace

PETER HUESSY, Director for Strategic Deterrent Studies at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies:

  • President Trump’s invitation to Kim Jong Un
  • Can we end the nuclear threat from North Korea without regime change?
  • Our options on Iran

With Russ Dallen, Gordon Chang, Suzanne Scholte and John Guandolo

May 1st, 2017

GORDON CHANG, Author of The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World:

  • President Trump’s ‘friendship’ with Xi Jin Ping
  • Latest North Korean missile test
  • Trump’s comments about terminating U.S.-South Korea trade agreement
  • Duterte’s visit to the White House

SUZANNE SCHOLTE, President of the Defense Forum Foundation, Chairman of the North Korea Freedom Coalition:

  • North Korea Freedom Week
  • How information is being smuggled into North Korea
  • The biggest threat to the Kim Jong Un regime
  • President Trump’s policy on regime change 

JOHN GUANDOLO, President and founder of Understanding the Threat:

  • Muslim Brotherhood terrorist designation
  • How to equip law enforcement with the information needed to counter the jihadist threat

RUSS DALLEN, President and Editor-in-Chief at The Latin American Herald Tribune, Head of Caracas Capital Markets:

  • Minimum wage increase in Venezuela
  • GM leaves Venezuela after government seizes plants
  • Citgo’s Trump inauguration gift

With Adm. James “Ace” Lyons, Paul Coyer, Fred Fleitz and Bill Gertz

May 1st, 2017

Adm. JAMES “ACE” LYONS, former Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet:

  • Why U.S. Navy Carrier strike group took so long to get to the Korean Peninsula
  • Is it possible to denuclearize North Korea without getting rid of Kim Jong Un?
  • Is China really cracking down on Kim Jong Un?

PAUL COYER, Research Professor at the Institute of World Politics, contributor at

  • Maduro arming citizens
  • Castro regime involvement in Venezuela 

FRED FLEITZ, Former CIA analyst, Senior VP for Policy and Programs:

  • Trump’s Iran policy
  • NCRI revelations about possible secret enrichment work
  • Naval confrontations in the Persian Gulf 

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

  • Pyongyang’s EMP threat
  • The House Intelligence Committee’s Susan Rice investigation
  • Sanctioning Chinese suppliers

With Mark Helprin

April 28th, 2017

With Mark Helprin

MARK HELPRIN, Novelist, Journalist, Member of the Council on Foreign Relations:

  • Challenges Trump has faced as a President with no governing experience
  • Evaluation of the national security team 


  • Modernizing U.S. nuclear forces
  • Is U.S. nuclear submarine invulnerability waning
  • North Korea’s nuclear breakout


  • Likelihood of China actually neutralizing the North Korean threat
  • Russia’s involvement in the Middle East


  • Why Turkey is now an Islamist dictatorship
  • S. policy toward Venezuela

With Clare Lopez, Diana West, Doug Feith and Jim Hanson

April 26th, 2017

CLARE LOPEZ, former ClA clandestine officer, Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Doctors in Michigan arrested for Female Genital Mutilation
  • S. federal statutes that outlaw FGM
  • Iranian influence operations in the United States conducted by Iran through NIAC

DIANA WEST, Blogs at, author of The Death of the Grown Up and American Betrayal:

  • FGM in the United States
  • Frans Timmermans
  • French elections 

DOUG FEITH, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for National Security Strategies at Hudson Institute, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy:

  • Obama’s foreign policy legacy
  • What should NATO do about Erdogan’s latest power grab? 

JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President at the Center for Security Policy, former Operator in the US Army Special Forces:

  • Trump’s first 100 days as Presidency
  • Congressional briefing on North Korea at the White House
  • Judge’s ban on administration’s ban on funding for sanctuary cities

With Michel Gurfinkiel, Claudia Rosett, Daniel Horowitz, Deroy Murdock, and Kevin Freeman

April 25th, 2017

MICHEL GURFINKIEL, Founder and President of the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute:

  • Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron
  • Possible outcomes from the upcoming French Parliamentary elections

CLAUDIA ROSETT, Foreign Policy Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum:

  • President Trump’s visit with representatives from the U.N. Security Council
  • Why the U.N. doesn’t have ‘tremendous potential’
  • Are we at the beginning of war with North Korea?

DANIEL HOROWITZ, Senior Editor at Conservative Review, author of Stolen Sovereignty: How to Stop Unelected Judges from Transforming America:

  • President Trump’s 100 day report card
  • Republican capitulation on budget deal

DEROY MURDOCK, National Review Contributing Editor:

  • Assessment of the Trump Presidency thus far
  • Difficulties created by Obama administration personnel
  • Turkey’s alignment with Russia

KEVIN FREEMAN, Author of Cyber Economic Attack, Host of Economic War Room:

  • Chinese investment in Hollywood
  • Turkey’s 85 year battle to crush American movies made about the Armenian genocide
  • Confucius Institutes
  • Putin’s plan for CITGO’s assets