Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Hans Von Spakovsky, Diana West and Robert Charles

December 12th, 2019

HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, Former Member of the Federal Election Commission:

  • The Judiciary Committee’s recommends articles of impeachment
  • Is the evidentiary basis for impeachment weak?
  • Why ‘executive privilege’ cannot be dismissed

(PART TWO):

  • What is Nancy Pelosi’s end goal with impeachment process?
  • Dissecting the recently released IG report

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:

  • An overview of impeachment ‘show trials’
  • Implications of the politicization of U.S. intelligence agencies

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:

  • Prospects of House Judiciary Committee’s findings
  • Has Trump really jeopardized U.S. national security in Ukraine call?
  • The reality of the Trump administration’s strong Ukraine policy

With Stephen Young

December 11th, 2019

STEPHEN YOUNG, Global Executive Director of Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism, Author of Moral Capitalism and The Road to Moral Capitalism and The Theory and Practice of Associative Power: CORDS in the Villages of Vietnam 1967 – 1972, Served as Assistant Dean at the Harvard law School:

  • Lessons to be learned from U.S. failures in Vietnam
  • What was the Civil Operations and Rural Development Support program in Vietnam?

(PART TWO):

  • Why the lack of a CORDS program has contributed to Afghanistan debacle
  • Implications of turning Afghanistan over to the Taliban
  • How Vietnam serves as a counter-insurgency model for future conflict

(PART THREE):

  • Should Trump engage in Taliban talks?
  • Why the U.S. must beware of Xi Jinping’s global ambitions
  • Prospects of a productive U.S.-Taliban peace deal

(PART FOUR):

  • Can successful Vietnam policies be applied to the current situation in Afghanistan?

With Ilya Feoktistov

December 10th, 2019

ILYA FEOKTISTOV, Executive Director, Americans for Peace and Tolerance

Author of Terror in the Cradle of Liberty: How Boston Became a Center for Islamic Extremism out November 19, 2019:

  • The nature of radicalization in Boston
  • What is “civilizational jihad”?
  • Dangers of the Muslim Brotherhood’s presence in America

(PART TWO);

  • An overview of the Boston marathon bombing
  • The significance of our elected officials understanding the threat we are facing

(PART TWO):

  • How elected officials in Boston enable radicalization
  • Implications of the agendas of Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

(PART FOUR):

  • The rise of anti-Semitism globally
  • Faults of the leadership of the American Jewish community
  • Recent terror attack at Pensacola naval base

With Robert Spalding

December 9th, 2019

ROBERT SPALDING, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, Author of Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept (Avaliable October 1, 2019), Former Special Assistant to the U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, Former Military Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations, Former Chief China strategist for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, Former Senior Defense Official and Defense Attache to China in Beijing, China, Former Senior Director for Strategic Planning at the National Security Council:

  • Consequences of China’s psychological warfare operations
  • Implications of America’s historic policy of engagement
  • The grave threat China poses to U.S. national interests

(PART TWO):

  • Is Jeff Bezos’ critique of big tech accurate?
  • Dissecting the challenge of innovation regarding Beijing
  • Why big tech cannot ignore national defense

(PART THREE):

  • The current state of Huawei
  • Why the U.S. must build an encrypted and secure 5G network
  • The dangers of China acquiring quantum supremacy

With John Rossomando, Dr. Mark Schneider, Grant Newsham and Dr. Peter Pry

December 6th, 2019

JOHN ROSSOMANDO, Senior Counterterrorism Analyst at the Investigative Project on Terrorism:

  • An overview of the Faith Based Community Safety and Security Symposium
  • Dangers of Muslim Brotherhood front organizations
  • Why Erdogan can no longer be considered a U.S. ally

DR. MARK SCHNEIDER, Senior Analyst with the National Institute for Public Policy, Longtime career in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy:

  • What was Thunder 19?
  • Why Putin’s role in Russia’s strategic nuclear exercises are so unique
  • Why we must consider Russia’s history of non-compliance
  • Implications of the Moscow-Beijing modernization efforts

GRANT NEWSHAM, Senior Research Fellow at Japan Forum for Strategic Studies:

  • Chinese psychological operations campaign
  • Why Australia now understands the threat Xi Jinping poses
  • Consequences of Beijing’s massive weapons buildup

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:

  • The significance of Trump’s EMP Executive Order
  • The vulnerability of the U.S. electric grid
  • How national blackouts would devastate U.S. population

With Sam Faddis

December 5th, 2019

SAM FADDIS, Former CIA Ops Officer, 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):

  • Hezbollah’s operations inside the U.S.
  • How active are Hezbollah cells in America?

(PART TWO)

  • The shortcomings of a law enforcement approach to dealing with foreign operatives
  • Security implications of Hezbollah’s plotting in the U.S.
  • Dissecting the presence of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West

(PART THREE):

  • Dangers of the Red-Green Axis
  • Implications of Sharia blasphemy restrictions
  • An overview of recent impeachment hearings

(PART FOUR):

  • The growing second amendment sanctuary movement
  • Are we witnessing the fundamental transformation of the U.S.?

With Diana West

December 4th, 2019

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:

  • Updates on the House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing
  • Dissecting the evolution of the anti-Trump conspiracy
  • How democrats are countering the aims of America’s Founders

(PART TWO):

  • Consequences of the politicization of U.S. intelligence agencies
  • Reliability of impeachment witnesses
  • Why the Russian collusion hoax failed

(PART THREE):

  • Implications of the presence of the ’deep-state’ in U.S. agencies
  • Is there an Ideological dimension to impeachment hearings?

(PART FOUR):

  • How the constitution has been neutralized at this point
  • How the McCarthy era can be applied to today’s pressing issues

With David Goldman, Nina Shea, Tommy Waller and Sam Faddis

November 22nd, 2019

DAVID GOLDMAN, Author of How Civilizations Die, Best known for his series of essays in the Asia Times under the pseudonym Spengler:

  • Is President Trump’s China policy working?
  • The current state of the U.S.-Beijing trade deal
  • Dangers of China’s dominance in the 5G space

NINA SHEA, Director of the Center for Religious Freedom and Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, Commissioner on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom:

  • Protests sweep across Iraq, Iran and Lebanon
  • Is Iran’s influence in the Middle East in jeopardy?
  • The persecution of Christians around the world

SAM FADDIS, Former CIA Ops Officer, 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):

  • Why the impeachment hearings are truly ‘show trials’
  • Consequences of the existence of the deep state in our government
  • The politicization of U.S. intelligence agencies

TOMMY WALLER, Vice President, Special Projects at the Center for Security Policy:

  • An overview of this week’s National Disaster Resiliency Meeting
  • The vulnerability of the U.S. electric grid
  • Why EMP poses such a dangerous threat to our nation’s security

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