Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff

October 16th, 2018

ELISABETH SABADITSCH-WOLFF, Adviser to the Board, Burgerbewegung Pax Europa (a German human rights non-governmental organization):

  • The unlikely allies of Sharia supremacists
  • Dangers of the suppression of free speech in Austria


  • Sharia blasphemy restriction laws in Europe
  • The unjust incarceration of Tommy Robinson 


  • Negative consequences of the mass refugee influx into Europe
  • Current policy changes in Austria


  • The significance of this year’s OSCE conference in Warsaw
  • Will the US follow in Europe’s footsteps?

With Gordon Chang

October 15th, 2018

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

  • Why China behaves the way it does today
  • How Xi Jinping promotes the idea that China is the world’s main power 


  • How we have misunderstood China’s Reform Era
  • Characteristics of the ‘Chinese dream’


  • Implications of China’s social credit system
  • Dangers of China’s ‘surveillance state’ 


  • President Trump’s China policies
  • Consequences of China’s massive military buildup

What Freed Pastor Brunson Can Help Save Other Persecuted Christians

October 15th, 2018

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

This weekend, President Trump welcomed home Pastor Andrew Brunson, a courageous American missionary who worked for decades to minister to Christians in an increasingly Sharia-supremacist Turkey.

The pastor had been incarcerated in harsh and dangerous Turkish prisons for two years by the Islamist regime of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Until, that is, Mr. Trump decided to do two things that should be used to help many millions of other Christians still being heavily persecuted in Turkey and elsewhere around the world:

First, hold the persecutors accountable for what they are doing. And second, impose costs for their crimes against humanity.

In addition, the United States must serve notice on persecutors like Erdogan: Our commitment to religious freedom does not apply to those who claim that the practice of their religion entitles them to deny this fundamental human right to people of other faiths.  

This is Frank Gaffney.

With Daniel Horowitz, Bill Gertz, Yigal Carmon and Rowan Scarborough

October 12th, 2018


DANIEL HOROWITZ, Senior Editor of Conservative Review:

  • Critique of criminal justice reform bills

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • Vice President Pence’s landmark speech on China
  • Pacific Command’s push back on China’s Belt and Road Initiative
  • Arrest of Chinese spy in Belgium

YIGAL CARMON, President and Founder of MEMRI:

  • Russian-Israeli relations
  • The Trump Administration’s outlook for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process

ROWAN SCARBOROGUH, National Security Reporter at the Washington Times:  

  • Kafkaesque treatment of DOD whistleblower Adam Lovinger
  • Latest on the Russia investigation
  • Are false reports of sexual assault as rare as people think?

With Matt Brodsky, Hans von Spakovsky, Elaine Donnelly and Gordon Chang 

October 11th, 2018

MATTHEW BRODSKY, Senior Fellow at the Security Studies Group:

  • New developments in the Trump administration’s Syria policy
  • Disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi 

HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, Senior Legal Fellow, Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies:

  • The Kavanaugh saga
  • Former FBI counsel Jim Baker’s congressional testimony
  • Rosenstein’s conflict of interest in the Russia investigation
  • Voter integrity in the upcoming elections 

ELAINE DONNELLY, President and Founder of the Center for Military Readiness:

  • How the Obama administration damaged the military’s mission readiness and combat lethality
  • Sexual assault accusations in military
  • Secretary Mattis’ Ground Combat Task Force
  • Lawfare to protect Obama’s military policies 

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

  • Why the disappearance and subsequent resignation of Interpol President Meng Hongwei indicates political stress in Beijing
  • The problems with having a Chinese Communist party member running Interpol
  • Beijing’s complicity in manufacturing of fentanyl
  • Arrest of Chinese intelligence officer in Brussels conducting espionage against U.S. aviation companies

With Robert Charles, Michael Griffin, Kevin Freeman and Diana West

October 9th, 2018

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:

  • Justice Kavanuagh’s confirmation spectacle
  • Prospects for our Republic
  • Why violence should never be permissible in democracy 

MICHAEL D. GRIFFIN, Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering:

  • Russian and China’s joint military exercises
  • Emerging hypersonic maneuvering vehicle threat
  • Readiness and capacity of U.S. industrial base to support our defense needs 

KEVIN FREEMAN, Author of Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack (2013), Author of Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It Can Happen Again (2012), Founder of,Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Implications of China’s takeover of Piraeus Greece
  • US officials debate allowing Iran access o Swift 

DIANA WEST, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Blogs at, Author of “Death of the Grown Up” and “American Betrayal”:

  • Dangers of the deep state at work
  • The corruption of US intelligence agencies

With Dakota Wood

October 5th, 2018

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:

  • Executive Summary 2019 Index of Military Strength
  • The state of America’s military capabilities


  • Implications of Russia’s Vostak-18 exercise with China
  • China’s long-term global aims


  • The threat we face from rogue states
  • Dangers of asymmetric warfare 


  • China’s power projections capabilities
  • The state of US missile defense

With Dr. Peter Pry 

October 4th, 2018

PETER PRY, Executive Director of Congressional Taskforce on National and Homeland Security, Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum:

  • Vostok 18
  • Why Russians have historically concealed the strength and size of their conventional forces


  • Nuclear dimensions of Vostok 18
  • What does it say about the purpose of Vladimir Putin that he presided personally over this war game? 


  • Implications of Vostok 18


  • How the Russians and Chinese interpret the U.S. ability to deter threats demonstrated in the most recent joint-military exercise

With Jack Cashill

October 3rd, 2018

JACK CASHILL, Author of TWA 800: The Crash, The Coverup and the Conspiracy:

  • The explosion of TWA 800 on July 17, 1996 near Long Island, New York


  • FBI and CIA illegal involvement in the investigation of the TWA 800 crash
  • CIA zoom climb animation
  • Was TWA 800 accidentally shot down by the U.S. Navy? 


  • Sandy Berger’s destruction of classified documents from the National Archives


  • Oklahoma City bombing
  • Lack of answers about the Las Vegas massacre

With Diana West, Lawrence Sellin, Kevin Freeman and Mark Krikorian

October 2nd, 2018

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

  • Parallels between Alger Hiss’s 1948 Congressional testimony and today
  • Will Kavanaugh be confirmed to the Supreme Court?
  • Lingering questions about the Las Vegas massacre

LAWRENCE SELLIN,  Author of Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution, Retired Colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve, Veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq: 

  • Chinese warship nearly collided with an American warship in South China Sea
  • Implications of Saudi Arabia’s investment in the China-Pakistan economic corridor
  • Cleric known as Father of the Taliban requests Beijing involvement in peace negotiations in Afghanistan
  • What the U.S. should do in

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at Center for Security Policy, Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It Can Happen Again, Founder of 

  • Why the Chinese are devaluing the Yuan
  • Foreign collusion against the U.S. dollar by former Secretary of State John Kerry
  • Is Beijing reducing tariffs on American goods?
  • Is the U.S. financing the Chinese build-up of military threats?

MARK KRIKORIAN, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, Author of The New Case Against Immigration, Both Legal and Illegal

  • Republican Congress’ lack of action on immigration policy
  • ‘Public Charge’ immigration rule
  • Difference between asylum seekers and refugees, and how    
  • Why it is inaccurate to claim the Trump Administration has reduced refugee admissions