Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Peter Huessy, Bill Gertz, Ken Timmerman and Bill Marshall

May 25th, 2018

 PETER HUESSY, Director for Strategic Deterrent Studies at the Mitchel Institute for Aerospace Studies, Former Senior Defense Consultant at the National Defense University Foundation, Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council:

  • Will NK ever denuclearize?
  • The threat we face from hypersonic maneuvering weapons

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 cancels North Korea summit
  • Are the Chinese to blame for possible collapse of Singapore summit?
  • Consequences of Moscow’s growing missile arsenal

KEN TIMMERMAN, President and CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran, Author of Deception: The Making of the YouTube Video Hillary and Obama Blamed for Benghazi, Author of Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi, Nationally recognized investigative reporter:

  • Iranian-Americans thank President Trump
  • Europeans & Russians try to maintain life support to Iran
  • Clapper acknowledges that FBI was spying on Trump campaign

BILL MARSHALL, Senior Investigator for Judicial Watch:

  • The politicization of US intelligence agencies
  • Debunking the Russia collusion narrative

With Michaela Dodge, Dan Gallington and Mark Krikorian

May 24th, 2018

MICHAELA DODGE, Senior Policy Analyst, Defense and Strategic Policy at the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation:

  • Will Kim Jong Un ever denuclearize NK?
  • How China enables North Korea’s nuclear capabilities


  • Russia and China’s extensive nuclear complex
  • Why the US must improve deterrence capabilities 

DAN GALLINGTON, Senior Policy and Program Advisor at the George C. Marshall Institute, Served in senior national security policy positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of Justice and as bipartisan counsel for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence:

  • Will North Korea ever denuclearize?
  • Prospects of Trump-Jong Un summit
  • Did Obama administration weaponize the intelligence process?

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

  • Will the Republican House pass an Amnesty?
  • Merits of the Goodlatte Bill

With Diana West, Joe diGenova, Russ Dallen and Jose Cardenas

May 23rd, 2018

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

  • The intelligence community and the ‘collusion narrative’
  • The role of Brennan in Russia narrative
  • Implications of Brennan’s twitter rant 

JOE diGENOVA, Founding Partner of the Washington, D.C. Law Firm of diGenova & Toensing, LLP, Former U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, Former Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the Senate Rules Committee, Former Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary, Governmental Affairs and Select Intelligence Committees:

  • Susan Rice and the illegal unmasking of citizens
  • Consequences of Brennan’s recent conduct

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”:

  • Implications of Venezuela’s scam elections
  • Is an intervention in Venezuela necessary? 

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:

  • How effective are sanctions on Maduro’s regime?
  • Upcoming elections in Colombia
  • What can we learn from Nicaragua?

With Dr. Peter Vincent Pry and Trevor Loudon

May 22nd, 2018

DR. PETER VINCENT PRY, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, Served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the House Armed Services Committee and the CIA:

  • The reliability of our electric grid
  • Reality of EMP threat
  • Significance of high voltage transformers


  • Why haven’t we rectified vulnerability of US electric grid?
  • The utilities industry & public safety
  • EMP commission recommendations 

TREVOR LOUDON, Creator of the new documentary, “The Enemies Within”, Author of “Barack Obama and the Enemies Within (2011)” and “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress”:

  • The LRS ‘rainbow coalition’
  • Radical leftists in the democratic party
  • No background checks in Congress or the Senate


  • Implications of lack of background checks for some government officials
  • The importance of re-evaluating curriculum in public schools

With Adm. James ‘Ace’ Lyons, Bill Gertz and Nik Kowsar

May 18th, 2018

ADM. JAMES ‘ACE’ LYONS, Former Commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Served as Senior U.S. Military Representative to the United Nationas, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations from 1983-1985:

  • China’s emerging military power
  • How to counter Beijing’s objective to dominate sea
  • Geo-strategic implications of South China Sea 


  • Importance of improving Taiwan’s military capabilities
  • The militarization of space
  • Prospects for US-NK upcoming talks

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):

  • House Intelligence Committee’s hearing on threat from China
  • What are the top tier threats the US faces?
  • Captain Fannell’s critical warning for America

NIK KOWSAR, Iranian-Canadian cartoonist, blogger and journalist living in D.C., Arrested in 2000 for a cartoon and spent 6 days at the Evin Prison in Tehran, Editor of Khodnevis, a citizen journal platform:

  • Comparing Iranian regime to Star Wars saga
  • How wide spread is Iranian rebellion currently?
  • Why targeted sanctions work

With Soeren Kern

May 17th, 2018

SOEREN KERN, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, Senior Analyst for Transatlantic Relations at the Madrid based Grupo de Estudios Estrategicos (Strategic Studies Group), Contributing Analyst for Jane’s Information Group on Basque and Islamic terrorism in Spain:

  • US- Europe division post WWII
  • Implications of the migration influx in Europe
  • Multi-culturalism vs. nationalism


  • Consequences of German policy makers appeasing new migrants
  • Sharia blasphemy restrictions in Europe 


  • How widespread is the phenomenon of ‘no-go zones’ in Europe?
  • Dangers of Sharia law


  • The Organization of Islamic Cooperation and free speech
  • Implications of UN Human rights Council Resolution 1618
  • Differentiating immigration vs. mass migration 

With Liz Yore, Raheem Kassam, Dr. Lawrence Sellin and Joe Connor

May 16th, 2018

LIZ YORE, Attorney and International Child Rights Advocate, Head of End FGM Today:

  • Female genital mutilation in the US
  • How to best combat FGM
  • The End FMG Today campaign

RAHEEM KASSAM, Editor in Chief of Breitbart News London, Shillman-Ginsburg Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum, Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, Former Chief Advisor to UK Independence Party Leader Nigel Farrage, Author of No Go Zones: How Shariah Law is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You:

  • The reality of ‘No Go Zones’ in Europe and the US
  • Consequences of migrant influx in UK

DR. 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:

  • Noor Sharif on Mumbai attack
  • China’s plans for naval base in Pakistan
  • What is Beijing’s long game for Korea?

JOE CONNOR, Co-Author of “Shattered Lives: Overcoming the Fraunces Tavern Terror”:

  • How some politicians use terror to further agendas
  • The politicization of the FBI

With Ambassador Yoram Ettinger

May 15th, 2018

AMB. YORAM ETTINGER, Former Minister for Congressional Affairs at Israel’s Embassy in D.C., Consultant to Israeli and U.S. Legislators:

  • The opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem
  • Current state of US-Israeli relations
  • What does the Middle East peace process look like? 


  • Significance of recent Saudi-Israeli cooperation
  • Implications of Hamas led protests in Gaza
  • Sharia supremacists and the call for the destruction of Israel


  • History of Middle east peace initiatives
  • What is Erdogan’s new ‘red line?’


  • Netanyahu’s uncovering of Iranian nuclear archives
  • Importance of Trump withdrawing US from JCPOA

With Diana West, Suzanne Scholte, Gordon Chang and Kevin Freeman

May 14th, 2018

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

  • Strong week for foreign policy
  • Significance of Jerusalem embassy move

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

  • Consequences of S.K.’s Sunshine Policy 2.0
  • How Kim Jung Un justifies his nuclear program

GORDON CHANG, Columnist, World Affairs Journal Blogger, the Daily Beast Contributor, Author of “The Coming Collapse of China” and “Nuclear Showdown; North Korea Takes on the World:”

  • Is China trying to sabotage US-NK talks?
  • Why is Trump is concerned with Chinese workers?

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

  • Trump extends lifeline on sanctioned tech company ZTE
  • Implications of rising oil prices

With Matthew Brodsky, Bill Gertz, Daniel Horowitz and David Goldman

May 11th, 2018

MATTHEW BRODSKY, Senior Fellow, Security Studies Group, Senior Analyst in Wikistrat’s Analytic Community, Former Director of Policy for the Jewish Policy Center for Security Policy:

  • Trump withdraws US from JCPOA
  • What is next for Iran?
  • Potential region conflict between Israel & Iran?

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):

  • Major threats we face from Iran
  • Advanced Chinese weapons program
  • Concerns about Gina Haspel’s nomination

DANIEL HOROWITZ, Senior Editor at The Conservative Review, Author of “The Conservative Consciousness with Daniel Horowitz ,” Former Policy Director for the Madison Project:

  • Implications of a decriminalization agenda
  • Updates on the Honduras caravan
  • How Venezuela poses a major security threat

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

  • The state of Russian-US relations
  • The significance of Putin halting weapons sales to Syria
  • Turkey drowning in foreign currency debt