Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Robert Charles, James Fanell, Kevin Freeman and Fred Fleitz

November 21st, 2019

ROBERT CHARLES, Former Assistant Secretary of State at the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in the Bush Administration, Author of Eagles and Evergreens:

  • Dissecting the ongoing impeachment hearings
  • The implications of missing material witnesses in hearings

JAMES FANELL, Retired from US Navy in 2015 concluding 30 year career as a naval intelligence officer specializing in Indo-Asia Pacific security affairs with an emphasis on the Chinese Navy, Assignments included tours as the Assistant Chief of Staff for intelligence for the U.S. Seventh Fleet aboard the USS Blue Ridge, the Office of Naval Intelligence China Senior Intelligence Officer, etc., Former National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University:

  • Beijing’s militarization of the South China Sea
  • Why the One Belt One Road Initiative is a neo-colonial enterprise
  • The PRC’s power projection ambitions and capabilities

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Host of Economic War Room on TheBlaze TV, Author of “Game Plan” and “Secret Weapon”:

  • Bi-partisan legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters passes both House and Senate
  • Consequences if China diminishes the autonomy of Hong Kong
  • Beijing’s aims to replace the dollar as the global reserve currency

FRED FLEITZ, President and CEO Center for Security Policy, Former CIA analyst, Former Chief of Staff for Amb. John Bolton in the State Dept., Author of The Coming North Korea Nuclear Nightmare: What Trump Must to Reverse Obama’s Strategic Patience (2018):

  • Has anything been discovered by impeachment hearings thus far?
  • The politicization of U.S. intelligence agencies
  • An overview of massive demonstrations against Iran across the Middle East

With Gal Luft, Diana West, George Rasley and Peter Pry

November 20th, 2019

GAL LUFT, Co-Director of the Institute of the Analysis of Global Security, Senior adviser to the United States Energy Security Council, a cabinet level extra governmental advisory committee, Co-author of De-dollarization: The revolt against the dollar and the rise of a new financial world order (2019):

  • The consequences of de-dollarization
  • Dangers of alternate currencies supplanting the dollar as the reserve currency of the world
  • How do we reduce the likelihood of the dollar’s replacement as global reserve currency?

DIANA WEST, Nationally syndicated columnist, Blogs at Dianawest.net, Author of Death of the Grown Up, American Betrayal and Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy:

  • Dissecting the impeachment hearings
  • Do the hearings shed light on corruption in the State Department?
  • The currents state of the anti-Trump conspiracy

GEORGE RASLEY, Editor of Conservative HQ:

  • The true catalyst fueling the impeachment hearings
  • An overview of America’s Iran policy

PETER 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, Served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, the House Armed Services Committee, and the CIA, Newest Book: Blackout Wars:

  • The vulnerability of the U.S. electric grid
  • Is our regulatory process regarding electric grid working?
  • Lessons to be learned from blackouts in California

With Claudia Rosett, Gordon Chang and Andy McCarthy

November 18th, 2019

CLAUDIA ROSETT, Former Assistant Secretary of State at the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in the Bush Administration, Author of Eagles and Evergreens:

  • Escalating violence at Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University campus
  • Has Beijing made any concessions to protesters?
  • The world must stand in solidarity with Hong Kong protesters

(PART TWO):

  • Lessons to be learned from the fall of the Berlin wall
  • Why China poses an existential national security threat to America
  • What is the Hong Kong Human Rights Democracy Act?

GORDON CHANG, The Daily Beast contributor, Author of The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World, Latest book: Losing South Korea (2019):

  • The current state of the Hong Kong freedom protests
  • Hong Kong police escalate protest suppression tactics
  • An overview of Xi Jinping’s genocidal campaign against the Uighur community
  • Prospects for a fair U.S.-China trade deal

ANDY MCCARTHY, Contributing Editor of National Review, Senior Fellow at National Review Institute, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Host of The McCarthy Report, a National Review podcast, Author of Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency:

  • Dissecting the ongoing impeachment hearings
  • Why are Democrats pushing the federal bribery statute?

With Mark Helprin

November 14th, 2019

MARK HELPRIN, Novelist, journalist and conservative commentator, Former Senior fellow of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy, Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Latest book Paris in the Present Tense (2017):

  • The current state of the U.S. nuclear arsenal
  • How the “three body problem” can be applied to nuclear dynamics
  • Why we must pay attention to China’s nuclear capabilities

fully (PART TWO):

  • Why China will never fully disarm
  • The disparities between Chinese and U.S. weapons capabilities
  • Would a comprehensive U.S.-Beijing arms control treaty ever be impactful?

(PART THREE):

  • Beijing’s naval power projection capabilities
  • Why missile defense is a key factor in restoring deterrence
  • Consequences of Beijing’s militarization of the South China Sea

(PART FOUR):

  • Implications of Xi Jinping’s One Belt One Road Initiative
  • How China continues to cripple the West
  • America’s supply-chain dilemma in China

With Paul Kengor, Diana West and Rick Fisher

November 13th, 2019

PAUL KENGOR, Professor of Political Science and Executive Director of The Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College, New York Times Best Selling author, Author of A Pope and a President: John Paul  II, Ronald Reagan and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century(May 2017):

  • Why was Reagan so impassioned with an anti-communist fervor?
  • How Reagan ultimately defeated the Soviet Union

(PART TWO):

  • Lessons to be learned from the Cold War
  • Is China the existential threat of our generation?
  • Dangers communist nations pose today

DIANA WEST, Nationally syndicated columnist, Blogs at Dianawest.net, Author of Death of the Grown Up, American Betrayal and Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy:

  • Prospects for today’s impeachment hearings
  • Is Rep. Adam Schiff a reliable source?
  • Dissecting recent events in the anti-Trump conspiracy

RICK FISHER, Senior Fellow, Asian Military Affairs at the International Assessment and Strategy Center, Former Consultant on PLA issues for the Congressionally chartered U.S. China Security and Economic Review Commission:

  • Why the invasion of Taiwan is a looming threat
  • The current state of the Hong Kong protests
  • Xi Jinping’s increasing human rights abuses against the Uyghur community

With Fred Fleitz, Gordon Chang, Michael Mabee and Kevin Freeman

November 12th, 2019

FRED FLEITZ, President and CEO Center for Security Policy, Former CIA analyst, Former Chief of Staff for Amb. John Bolton in the State Dept., Author of The Coming North Korea Nuclear Nightmare: What Trump Must to Reverse Obama’s Strategic Patience (2018):

  • Prospects for upcoming impeachment hearings
  • An overview of the “CIA whistleblower”
  • Iran continues to build up its nuclear capabilities

GORDON CHANG, The Daily Beast contributor, Author of The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World, Latest book: Losing South Korea (2019):

  • The current state of Hong Kong freedom protests
  • Why Beijing continues to provoke protesters
  • Implications of the increasing aggressiveness of police in Hong Kong

MICHAEL MABEE, Author of The Civil Defense Book: Emergency Preparedness for a Rural or Suburban Community:

  • The vulnerability of the U.S. electric grid
  • Dissecting recent blackouts in California
  • Why can’t we seem to get a grip on our electric grid
  • The lost art of civil defense in America

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Host of Economic War Room on TheBlaze TV, Author of “Game Plan” and “Secret Weapon”:

  • Dangers of the thrift-savings plan
  • How some U.S. investors are underwriting Beijing’s economy
  • Dissecting the “skinny” trade deal

With Maura Moynihan, Joe Bosco, Ben Weingarten and Michael Cutler

November 8th, 2019

MAURA MOYNIHAN, Producer at Riverside Films (Produced American Visionary: The Life of Patrick Moynihan):

  • The 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
  • Implications of the U.S. appeasing Communist China
  • An overview of the China-Tibet relationship

JOE BOSCO, Former China Country Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Member of the U.S.-China task force at the Center for National Interest:

  • Dangers of the spread of the communist Chinese enterprise around the world
  • Why the One Belt One Road Initiative poses a major threat globally
  • Lessons to be learned from the Reagan administration’s Soviet policies

BEN WEINGARTEN, Founder and CEO of ChangeUp Media LLC, Senior Contributor at The Federalist, Fellow at the Claremont Institute, Robert Novak Journalism Fellow of The Fund for American Studies [under the auspices of which he'll be working on a book on U.S.-China policy]:

  • Comparing the former state of the USSR to the Chinese communist party today
  • The case for disengaging from China
  • How some U.S. companies are underwriting Beijing’s economy

MICHAEL CUTLER, Retired Senior Special Agent of the former Immigration and Naturalization Services, Hosts the radio show, “The Michael Cutler Hour” on Friday evenings on BlogTalk Radio:

  • An overview of the recent attacks against American citizens in Mexico
  • Why Mexican drug cartels pose such a serious threat to America
  • The significance of securing the U.S. southern border

With Rowan Scarborough, Joseph Schmitz, Sam Westrop and Chris Farrell

November 7th, 2019

ROWAN SCARBOROUGH, National Security Reporter at The Washington Times, Author of the best seller Rumsfeld’s War: The Untold Story of America’s Anti-Terrorist Commander:

  • The latest on the Trump impeachment inquiry
  • Dissecting the anti-Trump conspiracy
  • The politicization of U.S. intelligence agencies
  • Implications of Rep. Adam Schiff’s conduct on the Intelligence Committee

JOSEPH SCHMITZ, Former Inspector General of the United States Department of Defense, Former Executive with Blackwater Worldwide, Former foreign policy advisor to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Author of The Inspector General Handbook: Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Other Constitutional “enemies, foreign and domestic” (2013):

  • An overview of Congress and their actions at the moment
  • Should the whistleblower’s identity be revealed?
  • Can the impeachment inquiry be understood as ‘sabotage’?

SAM WESTROP, Director of Islamist Watch and Stand for Peace UK, Fellow of Gatestone Institute:

  • Influence operations in U.S. correctional facilities
  • What is Jamaat-e-Islami?

CHRIS FARRELL, Director of Investigations at Judicial Watch

  • Gang violence targets American citizens in Mexico
  • Should we designate drug cartels as terrorist organizations?
  • Would a Mexico-U.S. joint effort to combat cartels be impactful?
  • Why securing the U.S. southern border is essential

With Russ Dallen, Diana West, Dr. Peter Pry and Ken Timmerman

November 6th, 2019

RUSS DALLEN, President & Editor in Chief at The Latin American Herald Tribune, Head of the international investment bank, Caracas Capital Markets, Served as President of Venezuela’s “The Daily Journal”:

  • Current developments in Venezuela
  • How Maduro has maintained control of Caracas
  • Can the U.S. better support Guaido’s efforts?

DIANA WEST, Nationally syndicated columnist, Blogs at Dianawest.net, Author of Death of the Grown Up, American Betrayal and Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy:

  • Dissecting the anti-Trump conspiracy
  • Should the whistleblower’s identity be revealed?
  • An overview of the Ukrainian deflection

DR. PETER 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, Served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, the House Armed Services Committee, and the CIA, Newest Book: Blackout Wars:

  • PG&E’s failures to invest in public safety
  • Lessons to be learned from the blackout in California
  • Has President Trump’s EMP Executive Order been implemented?

KEN TIMMERMAN, President and CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran, Author of Deception: The Making of the YouTube Video Hillary and Obama Blamed for Benghazi, Author of Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi, Nationally recognized investigative reporter:

  • President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria
  • Analyzing the Kurdish question
  • Can we rely on Erdogan to keep a lid on ISIS?
  • The persecution of Christians in northern Syria

With Robert Charles, Sam Faddis, Gordon Chang and Andy Bostom

November 4th, 2019

ROBERT CHARLES, Former Assistant Secretary of State at the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in the Bush Administration, Author of Eagles and Evergreens:

  • Dissecting recent developments in the impeachment inquiry
  • The presence of the ‘deep-state’ today

SAM FADDIS, Spent twenty years as an Operations officer in the Middle East, South Asia and Europe, Former Candidate for Congress, Senior Subject Matter Expert at Axon/Lockheed Martin, Author of Beyond Repair: The Decline and Fall of the CIA (2009):

  • Should the identity of the whistleblower be revealed?
  • The current state of the anti-Trump conspiracy
  • 40th anniversary of Tehran hostage crisis
  • Various challenges to U.S. domestic security

GORDON CHANG, The Daily Beast contributor, Author of The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World, Latest book: Losing South Korea (2019):

  • Rising human rights violations in China
  • Why China poses an existential threat to the U.S.
  • An overview of the recent ASEAN meeting in Thailand
  • Consequences of the Seoul-Tokyo dispute

ANDY BOSTOM, Author of The Legacy of Jihad (2005), Author of The Legacy of Antisemitism (2008), Author of Sharia versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism (2012), Author of Iran’s Final Solution for Israel: The Legacy of Jihad and Shi’ite Islamic Jew-Hatred in Iran (2014):

  • Iran’s unwavering hostility to religious minorities
  • How Erdogan perpetuates anti-Semitism in Turkey
  • 40th anniversary of Tehran hostage crisis