Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Sam Faddis, Peter Pry, Robert Charles and Gordon Chang

May 20th, 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):

  • Implications of rising tensions on the Persian Gulf
  • The current “shadow war” with Iran
  • How the U.S. should respond to Tehran’s aggression

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:

  • Dangers of Iran’s use of asymmetric warfare
  • The vulnerability of U.S. electric grid to EMP attacks
  • Why U.S. adversaries’ prioritization of critical infrastructure is significant
  • How President Trump can better protect our grid

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:

  • Iran’s engagement in asymmetric warfare against the U.S.
  • Dissecting the continuing anti-Trump conspiracy
  • Implications of attacks on Attorney Barr

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):

  • What is China’s existential challenge?
  • How Xi Jinping is weaponizing rare earth minerals in U.S.-China trade disputes
  • The increasing totalitarian character of China’s current regime

 

With Trayce Bradford, Diana West, Faith McDonell and Suzanne Scholte

May 15th, 2019

TRAYCE BRADFORD, President of Texas Eagle Forum:

  • What is the ‘Red Flag’ law in Texas?
  • Implications of Texas’ ‘Mental Health Initiative’

DIANA WEST, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Blogs at Dianawest.net:

  • Why the Steele dossier’s influence on the Mueller report must be exposed
  • Implications of the Putin-Clinton relationship
  • Dissecting John Brennan’s ideological motivations

FAITH McDONNELL, Director of Religious Liberty Programs at the Institute on Religion and Democracy, Director of the Church Alliance for a New Sudan:

  • The agenda of racist Islamists in North Sudan
  • The current state of South Sudan-U.S. relations
  • The persecution of Christians in Nigeria

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

  • The anniversary of North Korea Freedom Week
  • Why China is complicit in Pyongyang’s crimes against humanity
  • South Korea’s treatment of Northern defectors

With Russ Dallen, Joseph Humire, Sam Westrop and Kevin Freeman

May 14th, 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”:

  • Should the U.S. intervene militarily in Caracas?
  • Interim President Guaido seeks foreign assistance
  • Dissecting Cuba’s involvement in Venezuela

JOSEPH HUMIRE, Executive Director of the Center for a Secure Free Society, Former Director of Institute Relations at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Author of Iran’s Strategic Penetration of Latin America (2014):

  • The role external actors playing in the Venezuelan crisis
  • How Maduro and other U.S. adversaries weaponize illicit activities to perpetuate their agendas
  • Why we can’t rely on Venezuela’s military as a sole solution

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

  • Examining Sharia supremacism
  • Dangers of the agenda to impose theocracy on the West
  • Dangers of the Muslim Brotherhood’s use of stealthy Jihad

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”:

  • The current state of U.S.-China trade negotiations
  • Why Trump should not bail out Beijing in trade talk outcomes
  • China’s history of intellectual property theft and unrestricted warfare

With Jim Fanell, Hans von Spakovsky, Gordon Chang and Lawrence Peck

May 13th, 2019

JIM 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:

  • Two Saudi oil tankers attacked in Persian Gulf
  • Implications of rising U.S.-Iran tensions
  • Why the U.S. must improve naval capabilities

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:

  • Is comparing Eric Holder and William Barr productive?
  • Barr being held in contempt by Democrats
  • Dissecting the voter fraud phenomenon in the U.S.

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):

  • Xi Jinping announces retaliatory tariffs against the U.S.
  • Prospects of the U.S.-China trade deal
  • Has North Korea resumed testing shorter range missiles?

LAWRENCE PECK, Advisor at the North Korean Freedom Coalition:

  • Trump’s downplaying of Pyongyang’s recent missile test
  • Prospects of the reunification of the Korean peninsula
  • Danger of Pro-NK influence operations in the U.S.

With John Guandolo, Bruce Bechtol and Bill Gertz

May 10th, 2019

JOHN GUANDOLO, President and Founder of Understandingthethreat.com, Veteran of Desert Storm, Former commanding officer of an FBI SWAT team, Designated “Subject Matter Expert” by FBI Headquarters and created and implemented the FBI’s first Counterterrorism Training program focused on the Muslim Brotherhood and the global Islamic movement, Author of new book, Islam’s Deception: The Truth About Sharia:

  • The reality of Sharia supremacism
  • Dissecting the origins of the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S.

(PART TWO):

  • Implications of Omar Suleiman’s invitation to speak at House of Representatives
  • CAIR’s association with Hamas
  • Trump sets out to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization

BRUCE BECHTOL, Professor of Political Science at Angelo State University, Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Korea Observer, Member of the Board of Directors of the Council on U.S.-Korea Security Studies, President of the International Council on Korean Studies, Author of North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and instability (August 2018):

  • Recent reinforcements of sanctions against North Korea
  • Pyongyang’s resumption of weapons testing
  • How China enables Kim Jong Un’s regime

BILL GERTZ, Senior editor at the Washington Free Beacon, Inside the Ring columnist at the Washington Times, Author of iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age (2016):

  • Beijing’s ‘delaying tactic’ strategy
  • Prospects of an effective China-U.S. trade deal
  • XI’s unprecedented actions waged against the U.S.

With Rachelle Peterson, Jim Fanell, Dakota Wood and Diana West

May 8th, 2019

RACHELLE PETERSON, Director of Research Projects at the National Association of Scholars, Policy Advisor for the Heartland Institute:

  • The issue of ‘un-free speech’ in the U.S.
  • President Trump’s major efforts to support first amendment rights across college campuses
  • Dangerous implications of Confucius Institutes in America

JIM 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, Former National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University:

  • Implications of a very capable Chinese navy
  • The need to regard the Chinese as a formidable naval threat
  • Defining ‘Han-Centrism’

DAKOTA WOOD, Senior Research Fellow for Defense Programs at the Heritage Foundation, Twenty-year career in the USMC, Former Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, Recently served as a strategist for the United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command:

  • How China’s Navy compares to U.S. naval forces
  • Does U.S. still hold qualitative edge over adversarial forces?
  • What is the Budget Control Act?

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

  • Asia Bibi is set free in Pakistan
  • Dangers of Sharia blasphemy restrictions
  • The significance of freedom of speech

With Fred Fleitz, Caroline Glick, Kevin Freeman and Mike Waller

May 7th, 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):

  • Ominous developments in Iran
  • One year anniversary of Trump’s withdrawal from Iran deal
  • Dissecting the Kiron Skinner controversy

CAROLINE GLICK, Center for Security Policy’s Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs, Director of the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s Israel Security Project, Senior Contributing Editor at The Jerusalem Post:

  • The current Gaza/Israeli conflict
  • Options for strategically changing current dynamic for Israel
  • The benefits of designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Creator of Global Economic Warfare.com, Author of “Game Plan” and “Secret Weapon”:

  • Why the electromagnetic spectrum is a part of the battlespace domain
  • The vulnerability of the U.S. electric grid

MIKE WALLER, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs at the Center for Security Policy:

  • The evolution of Russia’s political warfare strategies
  • The inadequacies of our counter-intelligence operations
  • Implications of Chinese Confucius Institutes in the U.S.

With Robert Charles, Gordon Chang, Russ Dallen and Daniel Greenfield 

May 6th, 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:

  • The crisis at the U.S. southern border
  • Dissecting the national security and public health implications of illegal immigration
  • Who is enabling Hamas’ attacks against Israel?

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):

  • Trump announces he will increase tariffs on Chinese imports
  • The current state of U.S.-China trade talks
  • Beijing wages unrestricted warfare against the U.S.

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”:

  • The degree to which external powers are enabling Maduro’s regime
  • The likelihood of the collapse of the Maduro government
  • The current state of affairs in Venezuela

DANIEL GREENFIELD, Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center for Security Policy, Blogs at Sultan Knish, Contributing Fellow at Family Security Matters:

  • Ominous developments in the Middle East
  • The attacks from Hamas into Israel
  • Erdogan’s pursuit of a caliphate

With Fred Fleitz, Bill Gertz, Todd Bensman and Claudia Rosett

May 3rd, 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):

  • One year anniversary of JCPOA withdrawal coming up
  • Is war with Iran on the horizon?
  • Why designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization is necessary

BILL GERTZ, Senior editor at the Washington Free Beacon, Inside the Ring columnist at the Washington Times, Author of iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age (2016):

  • Trump’s recent Executive Order prioritizing U.S. electric grid vulnerabilities
  • Implications of China’s influence operations in the U.S.
  • How Obama’s DOJ abused FISA warrants to spy on Trump campaign

TODD BENSMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies:

  • The dangers of traveling through Northern Mexico into the U.S.
  • Why President Trump cut aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador
  • Who is crossing our southern border today?

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

  • The roles China and Russia have been playing in North Korea
  • Pyongyang issues bill for Otto Warmbier’s medical care to the U.S.

 

With David Goldman, Michael Mabee, Kevin Freeman and David Goldman

May 2nd, 2019

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

  • The reality and versatility of the Chinese threat
  • Dangers of Beijing’s technological and military advancements
  • Erdogan justifies the Armenian genocide

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

  • How EPRI functions as an electric industry lobbying group
  • Implications of the state of the U.S. electric grid
  • President Trump issues Executive Order addressing grid issue

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Creator of Global Economic Warfare.com, Author of “Game Plan” and “Secret Weapon”:

  • EPRI perpetuates misinformation campaign
  • Consequences of China’s extensive intellectual property theft
  • The risks of Britain allowing Huawei to enter their telecommunications systems

JOSE CARDENAS, Associate at VisiónAméricas, Blogs at Foreign Policy Magazine’s “Shadow Government,” Served in senior positions at the State Department, National Security Council, and USAID, Former Acting Assistant Administrator for Latin America at the U.S. Agency for International Development in the George W. Bush Administration:

  • Dissecting the recent chaos in Venezuela
  • How Cuba functions in Caracas
  • Head of Venezuela’s secret police breaks with Maduro