Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Amb. Yoram Ettinger and Dr. Harold Rhode

June 25th, 2020

YORAM ETTINGER, Former Minister for Congressional Affairs at Israel’s Embassy in DC, Consultant to Israeli and US legislators:

  • Assessing the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • The history of democratic regimes in the Middle East

(PART TWO):

  • What is the strategic importance of Judea and Samaria to the United States?
  • How does the Trump Peace Plan contribute to the prospect of an agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians?

DR. 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):

  • A historical analysis of the dispute over the West Bank
  • The importance of Jordan in this conflict
  • What outcome does Jordan want in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

(PART TWO):

  • What is Turkey doing with respect to Jerusalem?
  • What is Israel's view of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?

With Diana West, James Fanell, General Steven Kwast and Robert Charles

June 24th, 2020

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:

  • The "enemy within" the United States
  • The infiltration of Marxism in the US

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:

  • What is China's long-term strategy with respect to their position in the international world?
  • The recent advancement of the Chinese Navy
  • How does the US Navy stack up against China's?

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

  • What are China's ambitions for space?
  • The strategic implications of "space power"
  • What does the United States have to do to combat China's increasing space technology?

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 defacement of a World War II monument in North Carolina
  • The need to end the violent protests taking place in the US

With David Goldman, Roger Robinson, Suzanne Scholte and Fred Fleitz

June 23rd, 2020

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

  • Huawei's ongoing production of 5G technology
  • The need for the US to advance with respect to 5G
  • The importance of quantum cryptography technology

ROGER ROBINSON, Co-Founded and presently Chairs the Prague Security Studies Group, President and CEO of RWR:

  • SEC Chairman Jay Clayton’s role in perpetuating China’s access to US markets
  • Dangers of Chinese companies not complying with US federal securities laws
  • How American investors are underwriting the Chinese Communist Party

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

  • What is taking place within the North Korean regime at the moment?
  • How are North Korean defectors being handled by the South Korean government?

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):

  • Potential long-term effects on US national security stemming from John Bolton's book
  • What was the "turning point" for John Bolton against President Trump?

With Stephen Blank Gordon Chang, Michaela Dodge and Grant Newsham

June 22nd, 2020

STEPHEN BLANK, Senior Fellow for Russia at the American Foreign Policy Council, 26 Years of Experience as a professor of National Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute of U.S. Army War College:

  • Russia's attempt to "master" the Arctic
  • How will this impact Russia's relations with the rest of the world?

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):

  • An update on Hong Kong-China relations
  • Is South Korea trying to appease North Korea?
  • Who is in position to succeed Kim Jong-un's as leader of North Korea?

MICHAELA DODGE, Research Scholar at the National Institute for Public Policy, Former Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation:

  • How will US missile defense be designed in the future?
  • A historical look at US missile defense policy
  • How is US nuclear weapons testing progressing?

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

  • The current state of US-Japan relations
  • How is Japan increasing their defense capabilities?
  • The Japanese government's treatment of their military

With Tevi Troy

June 19th, 2020

TEVI TROY, Author of Fight House: Rivalries in the White House, from Truman to Trump, Best-selling presidential historian, and a former senior government official, Former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services:

  • Why do White House administrations often turn into "fight houses?"
  • Patterns of rivalries in US presidential administrations

(PART TWO):

  • Analyzing the tensions within the Ronald Reagan administration
  • Conflict in the Obama administration with respect to foreign policy
  • Who was behind the Obama administration's plans for dealing with Iran?

(PART THREE):

  • How has Donald Trump structured his White House?
  • Infighting that takes place in presidential cabinets

(PART FOUR):

  • How should presidents respond to natural disasters?
  • What is a strategic national stockpile?
  • How can the US protect against a pandemic in the future?

With David Goldman, Fred Galvin, David Wurmser and Robert Charles

June 18th, 2020

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

  • How Kim Jong-un's sister is positioning herself to be his successor
  • Ongoing border clashes between North and South Korea
  • Could the conflict between India and China become worse in the future?

FRED GALVIN, Commander of the MARSOC 7, Maj. Galvin (Ret.) has fought for eleven years to have the MARSOC 7 fully exonerated:

  • How General Mattis has turned against President Trump in the media recently
  • Why are former military leaders being critical of the President?
  • An update on the MARSOC 7 case

DAVID WURMSER, Director of CSP’s new program on fighting global anti-Semitism and defending the US-Israel relationship, Served as Middle East Adviser to Dick Cheney, as Special Assistant to John Bolton and as a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Served in the US Navy Reserve as an intelligence officer at the rank of Lieutenant Commander:

  • The politicization of the US military
  • The strategic importance of Israel to the United States
  • Where does Israel stand with respect to 5G technology?

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 current state of the US republic
  • Foreign actors currently influencing the protests on American soil
  • The under-appreciation of police officers in the United States

With Andy Bostom, Diana West, Dan Gallington and Robert Spencer

June 17th, 2020

ANDY BOSTOM, Author of The Legacy of Jihad (2005), Author of The Legacy of Antisemitism (2008), Author of Sharia versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism (2012), Author of Iran’s Final Solution for Israel: The Legacy of Jihad and Shi’ite Islamic Jew-Hatred in Iran (2014):

  • Is there a second wave of coronavirus happening in China?
  • What is the status of a vaccine for coronavirus?
  • Could microchip technology be used in a vaccine?

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:

  • How have the media and members of the US government become advocates for Communist subversion?
  • How can the nation as a whole be restored?

DAN GALLINGTON, Senior Policy and Program Advisor, 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 general counsel for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence:

  • Has there been a Marxist infiltration of the US military?
  • Have the political affiliations of senior military personnel changed recently?
  • Why the US needs to be cautious of the Chinese Communist Party

ROBERT SPENCER, Director of Jihad Watch, Weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine:

  • How is Recep Tayyip Erdoğan trying to roll back secularism in Turkey?
  • Turkey's plan to convert the Hagia Sophia into a mosque
  • The ongoing persecution of Christians in Pakistan

With Ben Weingarten, Gordon Chang, Kevin Freeman and Sam Faddis

June 16th, 2020

BEN WEINGARTEN, Founder and CEO of ChangeUp Media LLC, Senior Contributor at The Federalist, Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research:

  • China's influence on the American capital markets
  • How Larry Fink is impacting many American's investment funds

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 taking place in North Korea at the moment?
  • Are the Chinese and North Koreans working together to prevent Donald Trump from being reelected?
  • Has China helped organize some of the protests taking place in the US?

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”:

  • How has Marxism infiltrated the US government?
  • What is the ultimate goal of those following the Marxist guidelines?
  • The need for more leadership on both sides of the aisle in government

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):

  • An attempt to transform the makeup of the US military
  • The dangers of defunding and getting rid of the police force

With Oliver “Buck” Revell

June 15th, 2020

OLIVER "BUCK" REVELL, President of Revell Group, Inc., Executive Vice President of Rogue DNA, Trustee of the Center for American and International Law, Chairman, Board of Directors, Middle East Research Institute, Served for five years as an officer in U.S. Marine Corps, Served 30 years as a Special Agent and Senior Executive of the FBI, Served as First Assistant Director in charge of Criminal Investigations at the FBI:

  • The ongoing protests against law enforcement in the United States
  • What is feeding the anti-police propaganda in the US?

(PART TWO):

  • Travis Yates' article to the American people
  • A demographic breakdown of the US police force
  • Comparing the 1992 LA riots to the riots taking place today

(PART THREE):

  • How the Chinese are trying to undermine the US both economically and politically
  • Who are the founders of Black Lives Matter?

(PART FOUR):

  • How Barack Obama helped legitimize the Black Lives Matter movement
  • Keith Ellison's role in the prosecution of the police officers involved in the George Floyd incident

With David Goldman, George Rasley, Robert Charles and Tara O

June 12th, 2020

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

  • The importance of China in the upcoming US presidential election
  • How will the US economy perform as more businesses begin to open back up?
  • Why the US needs to disengage from China

GEORGE RASLEY, Editor of Conservative HQ:

  • What would defunding the police force look like around the United States?
  • What is the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ)?
  • Who makes up the leadership of Black Lives Matter?

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:

  • What is the next step for the Antifa rioters?
  • Why the Chinese do not want to see Donald Trump reelected

TARA O, Founder of East Asia Research Center:

  • The current state of US-South Korean relations
  • How China controls many pillars of free democracy