Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Clare Lopez, Diana West, Doug Feith and Jim Hanson

April 26th, 2017

CLARE LOPEZ, former ClA clandestine officer, Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Doctors in Michigan arrested for Female Genital Mutilation
  • S. federal statutes that outlaw FGM
  • Iranian influence operations in the United States conducted by Iran through NIAC

DIANA WEST, Blogs at, author of The Death of the Grown Up and American Betrayal:

  • FGM in the United States
  • Frans Timmermans
  • French elections 

DOUG FEITH, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for National Security Strategies at Hudson Institute, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy:

  • Obama’s foreign policy legacy
  • What should NATO do about Erdogan’s latest power grab? 

JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President at the Center for Security Policy, former Operator in the US Army Special Forces:

  • Trump’s first 100 days as Presidency
  • Congressional briefing on North Korea at the White House
  • Judge’s ban on administration’s ban on funding for sanctuary cities

With Michel Gurfinkiel, Claudia Rosett, Daniel Horowitz, Deroy Murdock, and Kevin Freeman

April 25th, 2017

MICHEL GURFINKIEL, Founder and President of the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute:

  • Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron
  • Possible outcomes from the upcoming French Parliamentary elections

CLAUDIA ROSETT, Foreign Policy Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum:

  • President Trump’s visit with representatives from the U.N. Security Council
  • Why the U.N. doesn’t have ‘tremendous potential’
  • Are we at the beginning of war with North Korea?

DANIEL HOROWITZ, Senior Editor at Conservative Review, author of Stolen Sovereignty: How to Stop Unelected Judges from Transforming America:

  • President Trump’s 100 day report card
  • Republican capitulation on budget deal

DEROY MURDOCK, National Review Contributing Editor:

  • Assessment of the Trump Presidency thus far
  • Difficulties created by Obama administration personnel
  • Turkey’s alignment with Russia

KEVIN FREEMAN, Author of Cyber Economic Attack, Host of Economic War Room:

  • Chinese investment in Hollywood
  • Turkey’s 85 year battle to crush American movies made about the Armenian genocide
  • Confucius Institutes
  • Putin’s plan for CITGO’s assets

With Mark Krikorian, Michael Cutler, Gordon Chang and Michael Rowan

April 24th, 2017

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

  • Possible government shut down over border security
  • President Trump’s seeming reversal on the “dreamers”

MICHAEL CUTLER, Retired Senior Special agent of the former Immigration and Naturalization Services, Senior Fellow at Californians for Population Stabilization:

  • Democrats’ flip flop on a border wall
  • Republican leadership weakness on border security
  • Why every state is a border state 

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

  • Continued threats from Pyongyang to the United States
  • American citizen detained by the North Koreans
  • Iran’s continued development of nuclear weapons

MICHAEL ROWAN, Columnist at El Universal and Veneeconomia:

  • Demonstrations in Venezuela
  • What is next for the Maduro regime
  • How the Venezuelan army will respond to the unrest

With Kurt Schlichter and Bill Gertz

April 21st, 2017

With Kurt Schlichter and Bill Gertz

JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President of the Center for Security Policy:

  • Paris shooting

KURT SCHLICHTER, Senior columnist at,

  • How the recent attack in Paris might effect on the upcoming Presidential election in France


  • The demise of free speech in America
  • Berkley riots

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • Did America use cyber warfare to sabotage North Korea’s missile?
  • North Korea’s submarine missile program

With Fred Fleitz, Diana West, Mark Schneider and Harold Rhode

April 20th, 2017

FRED FLEITZ, Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy:

  • State Department statement that Iran has been holding to the deal
  • Will China really help defuse North Korea?
  • Trita Parsi 

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

  • The need for investigation of Russian influence operations
  • John Brennan’s collusion with foreign intelligence agencies to defeat Trump

MARK SCHNEIDER, Senior Analyst with the National Institute for Public Policy:

  • Russian Arctic base
  • The future of the New START treaty
  • Russian bombers fly near Alaska

HAROLD RHODE, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute:

  • How Erdogan’s power grab should influence U.S.- Turkey relations
  • Is Turkey a reliable NATO ally?

With Dr. James Mitchell 

April 19th, 2017

Dr. JAMES MITCHELL, Key architect of the CIA’s Enhanced Interrogation Program, author of Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds of the Islamic Terrorists Trying to Destroy America:

  • Effectiveness of enhanced interrogation
  • Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s prediction that America would defeat itself


  • The obligation to jihad
  • Terrorism funding through zakat 


  • Islamic reform


  • Three ways to vet immigrants
  • Social media factor analysis

With Tom Rogan, Patrick Dunleavy and Kevin Freeman

April 18th, 2017

JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President of the Center for Security Policy:

  • New Sheriff 

TOM ROGAN, Columnist for National Review and Opportunity Lives:

  • Trump’s foreign policy reversal
  • U.S. Policy towards Turkey after Erdogan’s latest power grab

PATRICK DUNLEAVY, Former Deputy Inspector General for the New York Department of Corrections:

  • NYPD report on radical Islam purged and how it endangers New Yorkers 

KEVIN FREEMAN, Author of Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack, Host of Economic War:

  • Trump’s reversal on China’s currency manipulation
  • Countering Beijing’s ‘Unrestricted Warfare’

With Gordon Chang, Marc Lebuis, Jessie Jane Duff and Claudia Rosett

April 17th, 2017

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

  • Trump’s shift on China
  • Likelihood of U.S. military action against North Korea
  • Military parade in Pyongyang

JESSIE JANE DUFF, Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research:

  • Restoring American credibility
  • MOAB hit in Afghanistan

CLAUDIA ROSETT, Foreign Policy Fellow, Independent Women’s Forum, author of Broadside: What To Do About the UN:

  • Is reforming the U.N. possible?
  • Why China enables North Korea

MARC LEBUIS, Founder and Director of Point de Bascule:

  • Canada’s motion to punish ‘Islamophobic’ speech
  • Illegal immigration in Canada



With Benjamin Weingarten, Dan Cadman, Leon Aron and Bill Gertz

April 14th, 2017

BENJAMIN WEINGARTEN, Founder and CEO of Change Up Media LLC:

  • Is the administration preparing to oust Assad?
  • The role of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria

DAN CADMAN, Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies:

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ actions on sanctuary cities
  • Will the President fulfill his campaign promise to build ‘the wall’?
  • Terror threat from the border

LEON ARON, Resident Scholar and Director of Russian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute:

  • Tillerson’s visit with Vladimir Putin
  • The importance of Radio Free Europe

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • MOAB bomb dropped on ISIS tunnels in Afghanistan
  • Trump administration policy options for North Korea
  • Would the U.S. act unilaterally against Pyongynag?

With Shoshana Bryen, Bruce Bechtol, Leo Hohmann and Fred Fleitz 

April 13th, 2017

SHOSHANA BRYEN, Senior Director of the Jewish Policy Center:

  • Assad’s motivations for using chemical weapons
  • Why Russia won’t be leaving Syria any time soon
  • Separating punishment from regime change
  • Upcoming Referendum in Turkey

BRUCE BECHTOL, Member of the Board of Directors of the Council on U.S.-Korea Security Studies, President of the International Council on Korean Studies:

  • President Trump’s North Korea options
  • Sanctions against Iranians aiding Pyongyang’s nuclear program
  • China’s role in deterring Kim Jong Un 

LEO HOHMANN, Author of Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad:

  • Twin Falls, Idaho refugee assault of a five year old girl
  • Minneapolis Ward Six
  • Abdel el-Sayed’s run for Michigan governor

FRED FLEITZ, Former CIA officer, Executive Vice President of Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy:

  • CIA’s longest serving operative Hugh Montgomery
  • Shifting U.S.-Russian relations
  • FISA surveillance on Carter Page