Archive for the 'Andy McCarthy' Category

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

  • President Obama’s appeasement of Iran
  • A potential surveillance-bill compromise in Congress
  • New information in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s email disclosures

REBECCAH HEINRICHS, Foreign Policy Analyst at the George C. Marshall Institute:

  • The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference destroyed the arms control construct against Tehran
  • Failure to reign in Iran's ballistic missile program in the proposed framework deal
  • Predicting the devastation of an EMP attack on America’s unguarded shores

ANDY McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor:

  • The concern raised by the Islamic State's capture of Ramadi
  • An increased possibility of conventional and nuclear war in the Middle East
  • Criticisms of the Senate's "Jihad Caucus"
  • Discussing the lack of leadership in the Republican Party

RUSS DALLEN, Publisher of the Latin American Herald Tribune:

  • Venezuela’s inflation rate said by some to be as high as 500%
  • Caracas stifling civil unrest through the use of Cuban shock troops
  • U.S. strategic interests in Latin America

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JOHN LEHMAN, Former Secretary of the US Navy and member of the 9/11 Commission:

  • The 9/11 Commission's new publication, "Today's Rising Terrorist Threat and the Danger to the United States: Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 Commission Report"
  • The danger of complacency as the jihadist threat expands
  • The United States Navy's current state of readiness

ANDY MCCARTHY, author of "Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachment":

  • Problems with a changing Western interpretation of the consistent Islamist doctrine
  • U.S. Government support for Hamas
  • Imprecision with the classification of "civilian" in the Israel/Hamas conflict
  • Controversy over the inclusion of Turkey and Qatar—two of the largest state sponsors of terrorism—in the Israel/Hamas talks

JOHN KAPPENMAN, owner of Storm Analysis Consultants:

  • Lessons learned from the solar flare that barely missed Earth two years ago
  • An assessment of the threat posed by future solar activity

GORDON CHANG, author of "The Coming Collapse of China":

  • Recent internal purges within the Chinese Communist Party
  • The Second Cold War that Russia and China are waging against the United States
  • Increasing threats against American businesses in China

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Congressman PETER ROSKAM, representative for Illinois' 6th Congressional District:

  • Assessing the likelihood that Israel will be able to permanently mitigate the threat posed to it by Hamas
  • Thoughts on how the U.S. should respond to the crisis in Gaza
  • Is the Obama Administration gung-ho on striking a deal with Iran as a way to "cement" its legacy?
  • An update from the House Select Committee on Benghazi
DAKOTA WOOD, Senior Fellow at the Heritage Foundation and former USMC strategy analyst officer:
  • Waning stability in the world today
  • How recent budget cuts have affected the U.S. military's state of readiness
  • The effects of social engineering in the military

Dr. LARRY PONEMON, Founder and Chairman of the Ponemon Institute:

  • New findings of a study focusing on the readiness of international critical infrastructure against cyber attacks
  • Modernized and new threat vectors to the infrastructure that remain hidden and unknown
ANDY McCARTHY, author of "Faithless Execution: Making the Case for the Impeachment of Barack Obama":
  • Presidential overreach on immigration policy
  • Denouncing the idea that Putin's Russia can be a strategic partner
  • What is the optimal outcome of the conflict in Gaza?

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  • Chinese internet giant Ali Baba's plans to enter the US capital markets
  • China's strategy for South Korea
  • Chinese-Taiwanese relations

ROBIN SIMCOX, research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society:

  • Background of ISIS leader Al Baghdadi and the current state of the newly-declared Caliphate
  • Reasons why ISIS is able to hold large amounts of territory while still having a relatively small fighting force
  • The fight between Al Qaeda and ISIS, and what notable Jihadi clerics in the region think about the group
  • Ways the threat in Iraq may spread to the West

CAROLINE GLICK, author of "The Israeli Solution":

  • Fatah's incitement of violence towards Israelis in response to the murder of a Palestinian teen
  • Why the Obama administration's support for the newly formed Fatah-Hamas Unity Government is in breach of US law
  • Ways the US can support Israel

ANDY MCCARTHY, author of "Faithless Execution":

  • Insights on the trial of recently caught Benghazi terror suspect Ahmed Abu Khattalah
  • Lawlessness in the Obama Administration
  • Reasons that members of the Executive Branch could be impeached for their actions

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Andy McCarthy, former federal prosecutor:

  • Ahmed Abu Khatallah's first court appearance in the US, and the implications of his entry into the criminal justice system
  • Boehner's decision to sue Obama--assessing alternative methods to reign in the use of executive power

BRAD PATTY: former member of the Iraq Advisory Task Force:

  • Prospects for the emergence of, and the benefits of having, an independent Kurdistan in the Middle East
  • Ways US support for an independent Kurdish state could affect the rest of Iraq

Dr. LUIS FLEISCHMAN, author of "Latin America in the Post Chavez Era":

  • Analysis and status of a Venezuela sanctions bill in the U.S. Congress
  • Human rights in Venezuela
  • U.S. foreign policy role, strategy, and obligations in Latin America
  • U.S. interests in and national security threats from the Venezuelan regime and its relationships with Iran, Hezbollah, and the FARC

MICHAEL RUBIN, a former Pentagon official and author of "Dancing With the Devil":

  • The US intelligence failure of not detecting ISIS's plans for Iraq, and problems with the American response to the crisis
  • What can the US do at this point to help Iraq?

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DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal":

  • An argument against the prioritization of global interests over national interests
  • Who, if anyone, is there to side with in Iraq?
  • Dangers of extreme multiculturalism

MARK TOOLEY, President of the Institute on Religion and Democracy:

  • Yesterday's rearrest of Meriam Ibrahim and her family
  • The Presbyterian Church USA's vote to divest in three companies that do business in Israel
  • Persecution of Christians in Iraq, Syria, and Egypt


  • Frustration as hard-fought gains from the Iraq War dissolve as ISIS surges across Iraq
  • Call for the US to show its strength, as it did with the "Road of Death"
  • Inconsistencies with US requirements for legal protections of US troops in Iraq between 2011 and 2014

ANDY MCCARTHY, former federal prosecutor and author of "Faithless Execution":

  • Questions over the lawfulness of some of the actions taken by President Obama, and ways in which Congress can counter them
  • Illegal immigrant surge across the US southern border and its implications for the electorate

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STEPHEN HUNTER, author of "Sniper's Honor":

  • Details about his new book, "Sniper's Honor," and the woman that inspired parts of it
  • What a new super gun currently in development means for the sniper profession

HAL BRANDS, author of "What Good is Grand Strategy?":

  • Role played by Reagan's grand strategy in toppling the Soviet Union
  • Do China and Russia have grand strategies? If so, what are they?

ANDREW McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor:

  • U.S. policy response to potential moderate Islamists
  • Scheduled keynote address by Mike Rogers (MI-8), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, celebrating the architects and proponents of the Ground Zero Mosque

GORDON CHANG, author of "The Coming Collapse of China":

  • Predictions for the rule of India's newly elected prime minister, Narendra Modi, a Hindu nationalist known for promoting communal tensions in the country
  • Another assault on a Vietnamese ship by Chinese vessel
  • Chinese retaliation against the US charges against Chinese cyberhackers

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WILLIAM GRAHAM, Former Science Advisor to the Reagan Administration:

  • Debating the administration's proposal to eliminate the last lab samples of small pox
  • Potential for genetically modified viruses, including smallpox, to be used as biological weapons
  • Russia's ban on American astronauts aboard the International Space Station
CHARLOTTE FLORANCE, Research Associate at The Heritage Foundation's Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies:
  • Northern Nigeria's deep mistrust of Goodluck Jonathan's government, the support that animosity lent to the rise of Boko Haram, and the missteps the government took after the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls
  • The regional spread of shariah in Africa, and Boko Haram's international appeal to jihadists
  • The case of Merriam Ibrahim and what it shows about the way Shariah adherents can manipulate religious law with no regard for the judicial process
ANDY MCCARTHY, former federal prosecutor:
  • Attempts to limit free speech in the United States via international laws made by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
  • New findings made by Judicial Watch on the IRS targeting controversy, and Senator Carl Levin's role in the scandal
CLARE LOPEZ, Vice President of Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy:
  • Finding the common theme between events in Sudan, Nigeria, and elsewhere in the world with regards to women's rights
  • The role the US's alliance with militias linked to Al Qaeda played in creating the current chaos in Libya
  • Gaps between the international stance and Iran's position in the nuclear talks; what will happen if an agreement is not reached by July 20th?

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SEAN McGURK, Global Managing Principal, Critical Infrastructure Protection Cybersecurity, RISK Team at Verizon:

  • Credible threats to the nation's grid infrastructure and their cascading effects 
  • The need to develop partnerships to combat cybercrime and harden the grid

J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS, founder of the Election Law Center and author of "Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department":

  • Department of Homeland Security's release of 36,000 criminal aliens because of pressure from left-wing organizations
  • Republican hopes for winning over Hispanic voters, and debating the chances that an immigration reform bill will get passed through Congress in the near future
  • Varying efforts of states' efforts to require voter ID and/or citizenship proof

ANDREW McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor:

  • Hillary Clinton's fight while Secretary of State against efforts to designate Boko Haram a terrorist group, and her sudden turnaround
  • Huma Abedin's influence on Mrs. Clinton's Middle East policies

JOHN WOHLSTETTER, of the Discovery Institute and author of "Sleepwalking with the Bomb":

  • The makeup of the members on the Benghazi select committee, and what its findings may be 
  • Putin's next moves, including going after Russia's Baltic neighbors, Estonia and Latvia 
  • Iran's continuing nuclear ambitions

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Congressman BRAD WENSTRUP representing Ohio's 2nd district:

  • Afghanistan's future, and the roles the US and the Taliban will play
  • Observations about the morale and suicide rate amongst young military veterans
  • The continuing hollowing out of the military and the possibility of more upcoming defense budget cuts

Dr. HENRY NAU, author of "Conservative Internationalism":

  • How the elements of conservative internationalism could help stabilize Ukraine if implemented properly and quickly
  • Evidence that Putin is taking advantage of America's weakness
  • Argument for the establishment of small but permanent NATO bases around Russia

ANDY MCCARTHY, former federal prosecutor:

  • President Obama's tendency to rewrite immigration and refugee laws
  • The mass trial in Egypt that has resulted in hundreds of court ordered death sentences
  • Secretary of State's John Kerry recent statement about a possible "Israeli apartheid"

GAL LUFT, co-director of the Institute for Analysis of Global security:

  • America's energy posture and the opportunities that natural gas and coal present
  • China's ability to warranty vehicles for methanol use, and the US's inability to do the same
  • Proposed South Korea-North Korea natural gas pipeline controlled by Russia

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