Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Grant Newsham, Harold Rhode and Bill Marshall

August 16th, 2019

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

  • Dissecting the current state of the Hong Kong protests
  • Prospects of a violent crackdown on protestors
  • Implications of Xi Jinping’s surveillance technology


  • Why the U.S. must stand ins solidarity with Hong Kong
  • The success of President Trump’s China policy
  • Is America doing enough to support Taiwan’s defense efforts?
  • China’s defacto control of the South China Sea

HAROLD RHODE, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, Former Turkish Desk Officer at the US Department of Defense, Author of Modern Islamic Warfare: An Ancient Doctrine Marches On (2017):

  • Israel bars Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering
  • An overview of the Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement
  • Ominous developments on the Persian Gulf

BILL MARSHALL, Has been an intelligence analyst and investigator in the government, the private sector, and the non-profit sector for 30 years, Senior Investigator for Judicial Watch:

  • Details on the anti-Trump conspiracy
  • Shady figures behind the attempted coup plot
  • What role did Bruce and Nellie Ohr play in the Trump-Russia collusion narrative?

With Robert Charles

August 15th, 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 aftermath of recent mass shootings in the U.S.
  • Will gun control take care of mental illness? 


  • Dissecting the consequences of the “red flag” laws
  • Countering the gradual disarming of America
  • Implications of the impulsive politicization of laws


  • Why sanctuary cities are extremely dangerous
  • The crisis at the U.S. southern border
  • The issues associated with the legalization of recreational marijuana
  • China’s dominance over 5G technology


  • Why the U.S. cannot rely on China as an ally
  • The crackdown on Hong Kong protests

With Mark Schneider, James Fanell and Michael Cutler

August 14th, 2019

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

  • Details on the ‘Skyfall missile’
  • The dangerous implications of Putin’s new missile
  • The strategic rationale behind a nuclear-powered cruise missile
  • A look inside Russia’s modernization programs


  • Why is Congress prohibiting a U.S. response to Russian violations of INF Treaty?
  • Does America still have a viable nuclear deterrent?
  • Consequences of China’s growing nuclear arsenal

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:

  • Dissecting the current protests in Hong Kong
  • Will the Chinese refrain from using brute force against protesters?
  • Why the U.S. must take a more viable and vocal stand in solidarity with protestors

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:

  • President Trump’s ability to fund the border wall
  • Implications of the absence of adequate vetting
  • The crisis at the U.S. southern border




With Fred Fleitz, Mark Krikorian, David Satter and Rowan Scarborough 

August 13th, 2019

With Fred Fleitz, Mark Krikorian, David Satter and Rowan Scarborough 

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):

  • Bolton states U.S. backs Brexit even if no E.U. deal is reached
  • The U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
  • The success of President Trump’s Iran policy

MARK KRIKORIAN, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, Contributor at National Review:

  • Dissecting the decision to alter America’s ‘Public Charge’ policy
  • The current crisis at the U.S. southern border
  • Recent ICE raids in Mississippi
  • The significance of enforcing federal immigration laws

DAVID SATTER, Former Moscow correspondent, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute as well as the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, Fellow of the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Author of the book: The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin (May 2016):

  • Implications of the secrecy system of Russia under Putin
  • Dangers of Putin’s global ambitions
  • How democracy in Russia ceased to exist

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:

  • Prospects for U.S.-Taliban peace agreement
  • Why the Taliban cannot be trusted
  • New developments regarding the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy

With Kevin Freeman, Gordon Chang and Sam Faddis

August 12th, 2019

With Kevin Freeman, Gordon Chang and Sam Faddis

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”:

  • Has President Trump’s China policy been successful?
  • What is motivating Beijing to risk a full-on trade war?
  • Why Huawei poses a national security threat to America


  • Consequences of the spread of China’s surveillance technology
  • Dangers of Xi’s One Belt One Road Initiative
  • The vulnerability of the U.S. electric grid

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 amidst tensions
  • Implications of China’s techniques to suppress protests
  • U.S.-South Korea participating in low-level joint exercises
  • How Moon Jae in continues to appease Pyongyang

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):

  • The vital need to retool the human intelligence sector of our capabilities
  • How Brennan further diminished our intelligence capabilities through “reform”
  • The tradecraft of the enemy
  • The nature of North Korean- Iranian collaboration

With LTG Steven Kwast

August 9th, 2019

LTG STEVEN KWAST, Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas:

  • Distinctive features of the American military
  • The significance of understanding technology and the competition for resources between civilizations 


  • Is the U.S. adequately dealing with the rising threat of China?
  • Why we must change our Beijing strategy
  • Implications of Xi’s aggressive global aims
  • Why the lack of security in our information systems is detrimental to national security 


  • Consequences of the militarization of space
  • How Xi plans to dominate energy markets and resources worldwide
  • The vulnerability of U.S. electric grid to EMP attacks


  • Why we must have America resilient to EMP
  • Trump’s strategic course correction regarding the electric grid

If Rep. Omar Really Opposes FGM, She Should Co-Sponsor Legislation Prohibiting It Here

August 8th, 2019

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Rep. Ilhan Omar hails originally from Somalia, a nation in which virtually all girls are subjected to a singularly horrific form of child abuse: female genital mutilation.

Given her background and adherence to Sharia, the Islamic doctrine that condones this practice, Muslims and others may reasonably wonder whether she condemns FGM. 

But when a self-described “Muslim progressive” made that inquiry recently, Rep. Omar denounced FGM, but not nearly as ferociously as she did the questioner, simply for raising the topic.

If the Congresswoman genuinely wants to demonstrate her opposition to female genital mutilation – rather than simply deflect attention from the fact that Somali women and girls are among the half-million estimated to be at risk of this barbaric abuse in America – she should immediately co-sponsor the “Federal Prohibition of FGM Act of 2019,” introduced by Rep. Scott Perry and Sen. Marsha Blackburn.  

This is Frank Gaffney.


With Robert Joseph

August 7th, 2019

With Robert Joseph

ROBERT JOSEPH, Senior Scholar at the National Institute for Public Policy, Former Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security:

  • A review of the modern era of arms control
  • The evolution of America’s nuclear arsenal
  • Why the U.S. must improve its strategic capabilities


  • Why the Soviet Union’s SS-20 missile was a revolutionary weapon
  • Consequences of the USSR’s intimidation campaign
  • The significance of the Alliance’s resolve on the end of the Soviet Union


  • Why did the INF treaty fail?
  • Implications of Russia’s long history of deception
  • Why President Trump’s Nuclear Initiative is critical


  • What is the current state of the New Start Treaty?
  • Dissecting the fundamental flaws of the New Start Treaty
  • Why the Russia-China strategic relationship poses a game-changing dynamic

With Robert Charles, Kevin Freeman and Brad Thayer

August 2nd, 2019

ROBERT CHARLES, Former Assistant Secretary of State, former counsel to the US House National Security Subcommittee:

  • Supreme Court decision on border wall funding
  • Democratic debate

KEVIN FREEMAN, Host of Economic War Room:

  • Threat from China versus the threat from Russia
  • Democratic Party views on Beijing
  • How new tariffs may impact consumers 

BRAD THAYER, Coauthor of How China Sees the World: Han-Centrism and the Balance of Power in International Politics:

  • International community’s lack of support for Hong Kong protests
  • Why standing up to Beijing on Hong Kong is in the U.S. interest


  • How the CCP uses WeChat
  • Chinese espionage at Western universities

With Russ Dallen, Diana West, David Goldman and Fred Fleitz

August 1st, 2019

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

  • Venezuela likely to lose Citgo, its largest asset abroad
  • How Citgo control complicates the power struggle between Guaido and Maduro

DIANA WEST, Author of The Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy:

  • The problem with Crowdstrike’s report on the DNC server hacking

DAVID GOLDMAN, Author of How Civilizations Die (And Why Islam Is Dying Too):

  • Economic agenda of Xi Jinping’s “China Dream”
  • The Democratic Party’s problem with anti-Semitism

FRED FLEITZ, President and CEO of the Center for Security Policy:

  • Ilhan Omar’s House resolution supporting the BDS movement
  • Trump administration sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif