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With Rep. Mike Kelly, Bill Gertz, Col. Richard Kemp, Deroy Murdock

Rep. MIKE KELLY, U.S. Congressman from the 3rd District of Pennsylvania:

  • American oversight of the internet, and why it's being lost
  • The Defending Internet Freedom Act (H.R.2251)
  • How the Arms Trade Treaty imperils the 2nd Amendment

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor with the Washington Free Beacon:

  • Ash Carter’s plea to Beijing to cease artificial island building
  • A Chinese-Russian cyber non-aggression pact?
  • Tehran’s goals for Yemen
  • Saudi Arabia being squeezed by both Iran and the Islamic State

Col. RICHARD KEMP, Former Commander for British Armed Forces in Afghanistan:

  • President Obama’s nuclear deal with the Iranian regime
  • Dangers of ignoring Iran’s support of terrorism
  • President Obama’s willingness to return $50 billion in assets to the Iranians
  • Similarities between Hamas and other terror groups

DEROY MURDOCK, Contributing Editor with National Review Online:

  • Has the Obama administration exacerbated racial tensions?
  • American alienation as a result of Iran negotiations
  • Lack of American leadership in foreign relations

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STEVEN BUCCI, Director of the Heritage Foundation’s Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy:

  • The Administration’s downplaying of ISIS advances
  • Islamic State operations within the U.S. homeland
  • Use of air power in Iraq
  • The prospect of teaming up with Iran to combat ISIS

JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President of the Center for Security Policy and former Army Special Operations officer:

  • Is Iran using the U.S. as its proxy air force?
  • Concerns that Pres. Obama’s policy towards the Middle East has enabled an Iranian hegemony
  • The President’s summit with the GCC showing waning Gulf support for the U.S.
  • The suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia highlights still-strong sectarian grievances

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • President Obama’s failed policy in the Middle East
  • Evidence of the Islamic State in Malaysia
  • Chinese acts of aggression in the South China Sea and espionage aimed at the U.S.
  • U.S. missile defense in South Korea

SCOTT McEWEN, co-author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller, “American Sniper”:

  • McEwen's newest book: "The Sniper and the Wolf"
  • Snipers at the tip of the spear of the American military elite
  • The trouble with Americans taking for granted the indispensable individuals who protect their freedoms

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With Dinesh D'Souza, Bill Gertz, Mark Krikorian

DINESH D'SOUZA, Author of America: Imagine the World Without Her

Part One:

  • What does Obama's "remaking" of America entail?
  • Comparing the presidencies of Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter
  • Is this the end of an American era of global leadership?

Part Two:

  • Shifts in the Middle East caused by a diminished American presence
  • The Obama Doctrine
  • Threats to the U.S. Military created by globalization
  • Progressives' criticism of American Exceptionalism
  • Looking at Hillary Clinton's upcoming presidential nomination bid as a proxy "third term for Obama"

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon and "Inside the Ring" Columnist at the Washington Times

  • Strategic implications of Russia's violation of the INF Treaty
  • DIA Director Lt. General Michael Flynn's comments about the worldwide rise of jihadist ideology
  • Reports al Qaeda is possibly going to target America's critical infrastructure
  • Suspicious Chinese behavior at the recent RIMPAC exercise

MARK KRIKORIAN, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies

  • Do the US and other democracies have the will to protect their own borders and sovereignty?
  • Senate and House attempts to respond to the illegal immigrant surge
  • Analyzing the chances of comprehensive immigration reform

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Rep. LUKE MESSER, Indiana's 6th District:

  • Japan's changing defense policy and the current US-Japanese relationship
  • Proposed IPO move to the U.S. Market by Alibaba, a company with known ties to the Chinese government
  • Israeli-American relations in light of the escalating violence between Israel and Hamas
LENNY BEN-DAVID, former Deputy Chief of Mission for Israel's embassy in Washington, DC:
  • Hamas's decision to order civilians to serve as human shields on houses identified as targets for Israeli air strikes
  • Evaluating the wisdom of relinquishing Gaza to the Palestinians
  • Questioning the notion that Fatah can be a viable partner for peace
  • The prospect for the use of ground forces to neutralize threats to Israel in Gaza
BILL GERTZ, of the Washington Free Beacon and Washington Times:
  • Rundown on two new parts to the Chinese military build up: Scramjet technology and a next generation nuclear attack submarine
  • Comments made by a US official indicating that the Chinese will be given access to US electric infrastructure
  • US policy towards Iraq and the Islamic State

FRED GEDRICH, foreign policy and national security analyst:

  • Threats of ballistic missiles to America's homeland security
  • The successes and failures of missile defense in the U.S.
  • Credible threats of an EMP attack against the U.S.

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BILL ROGGIO, managing editor of The Long War Journal:

  • ISIS' ambitions to extend into Jordan and Lebanon
  • The financial strength of ISIS and how state-sponsored terrorism is facilitating sectarian conflict in the Middle East
  • Should the administration rethink its troop withdrawal policy towards Afghanistan, given recent events in Iraq?

FRED FLEITZ, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • ISIS' origins
  • Political intelligence failures of the Obama Administration
  • The controversies surrounding the use of drones
  • Next steps in the legal system for Benghazi terror suspect Ahmed Abu Khatallah

Congressman JOHN CARTER, of the 31st Congressional District of Texas:

  • President Obama's role in the skyrocketing amount of undocumented immigrants seeking amnesty in the U.S.
  • How the border patrol, police, Texas and the United States are being affected by the surge of illegal immigrants
  • Ideas for what the U.S. should do to handle the influx of illegal immigrants

BILL GERTZ, senior editor of The Washington Free Beacon:

  • China's inclusion in RIMPAC, a large international naval exercise: What message does it send to America's allies in the Pacific?
  • Russia's recent cruise missile tests amid international tensions over the Ukraine situation
  • Implications of a recent successful test of the US missile defense system
  • North Korean outrage over a new film about American journalists recruited by the CIA to assassinate Kim Jong Un

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JOSEPH F. CONNOR, co-author of "The New Founders"

  • Does the recent release of five top-level jihadists signal the imminent closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison?
  • The public security crisis associated with the release of 36,000 criminal illegal aliens from incarceration, including some former terrorists
  • Attorney General Eric Holder's role in the release of FALN terrorists and, more recently, the five Taliban leaders

RUSS RAMSLAND, Texas Tea Party leader:

  • Details of the weak "Texas Solution" to immigration that was shot down at the recent Texas GOP Convention
  • Connection between the immigration debate and Erick Cantor's loss
  • Public safety risk being posed by a surge of illegal aliens crossing the US's southern border

BILL GERTZ, of the Washington Free Beacon and the Washington Times:

  • The Justice Department is in talks with representatives of Edward Snowden, who include a lawyer well-known for his history of success in winning spies plea deals
  • Implications of a confirmation that Russia is in material breach of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
  • A show of force incident on Monday in which Russian bombers flew within 50 miles of the US coast
  • Chinese officials are claiming that a visit to a U.S. Carrier has provided them with "valuable military insights"--despite a 1999 law forbidding Chinese officers from visiting certain US power projection capabilities

FRED FLEITZ, senior fellow with the Center for Security Policy:

  • Is Chuck Hagel being forced to take the fall for Obama and Susan Rice in the Bergdahl trade controversy?
  • Debating whether a plea deal is acceptable if Edward Snowden can guarantee that leaks of the stolen US documents stop
  • Points of fact on Iraq: ISIS is not "and Syria," but "and the Sham," which represents a "greater Syria." ISIS is a terrorist army, manned by pre-US invasion Iraqi military members

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Congressman TOM MARINO (PA-10):

  • Steps the US should have taken against Russia and Putin's tsarist ambitions
  • Importance of protecting the US grid technology
  • The internet's potential to be used as a weapon, and the national security implications of turning it over to the international community
  • Arguments for why a strong NATO and an international military squad to defend US interests are needed

ILAN BERMAN, Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council:

  • Russia's soft power
  • Assessing the probability of a change in Russian strategy to gain back some of the post-Soviet satellites
  • The truth behind Iranian President Rouhani's moderate background

Senator DAN COATS:

  • US policy towards Russia
  • American over-dependence on Russia for space travel, and what the consequences could be if Russia does restrict American access to the International Space Station
  • NSA's failure to win the public debate over data collection because of misrepresentations about the program; difficulty in finding a balance between American privacy and intelligence needs
  • Why surrendering the internet to the international community as planned would be a "terrible mistake"
BILL GERTZ, Washington Free Beacon: 
  • New Russian hypersonic nuclear missile system
  • Under estimating China's nuclear arsenal build up
  • Chinese Russian Naval cooperation
  • Chinese cyber warfare capability and U.S. response

FRED FLEITZ, senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Interpreting the newly passed USA Freedom Act in the House, which reigns in the NSA phone data collection program: how will phone companies be compelled to store the data and respond to NSA requests?
  • Evolution of the USA Freedom Act, and how it is meant to be a compromise between the polarized views on data collection
  • Update on the Iranian nuclear talks: the likelihood that Iran will be allowed to keep a heavy water reactor capable of producing plutonium
  • Chinese cyber-espionage, and the US's treatment of such an act of war as a legal matter

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SEBASTIAN GORKA, Associate Dean at the National Defense University and Senior Editor at

  • An off the record meeting with the Russian Ambassador
  • Putin's way of war and strategic movements
  • The disbandment of the NYPD's special unit charged with monitoring jihadist activity in New York

FRED FLEITZ, senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • The discovery of an email outlining how Susan Rice should present the Benghazi talking points
  • Peace talks between Israel and Palestine being undermined by anti-Semitic tactics of U.S. administration

BILL ROGGIO, Long War Journal:

  • Lack of groups in Syria that could be entrusted with American weapons
  • Smaller rebel groups in Syria end up under the umbrella of Al-Qaeda
  • Keeping American forces in Afghanistan and the chances of Taliban becoming the victor of the war

BILL GERTZ, Washington Free Beacon:

  • The rejection of legal restrictions proposed by Russia on missile defense
  • Open Skies Treaty and the controversial Russian desire to upgrade some of the sensors
  • The news that another top official, General Flynn, in the Obama Administration is stepping down

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TOM POPIK, founder of the Foundation for Resilient Societies, explains why the custom nature of US electrical grid technology means it could take up to a year to replace it in the event that a majority of the grid is destroyed by an EMP attack.

CLARE LOPEZ, a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy, offers her opinion on why Iran has yet to be held accountable for its many connections to terrorism, including the 9/11 attacks and the Lockerbie bombing.

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon, reports on hacking performed by Chinese police at the People's Security University of Beijing. He also addresses China's new supersonic missile capability and how the United States Military is aiming to close the technology gap between the two.

Retired Air Force Captain SYLVIA LONGMIRE, author of the upcoming book "Border Insecurity: Why Big Money, Fences and Drones Aren't Making Us Safer," discusses the increase in violence and armed conflicts that point to an unstable security situation as the US tries to secure its borders.

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FRED FLEITZ, a Center for Security Policy senior fellow, dissects the allegations recently made by Senator Dianne Feinstein that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

ILAN BERMAN, of the American Foreign Policy Council, examines the Ukraine crisis as Vladmir Putin's attempt at reinterpreting Russia's borders, with the ultimate end goal being "to encompass [Ukraine] and erode their sovereignty."

Former US Ambassador to the UN JOHN BOLTON discusses Vladimir Putin's attempts to reestablish hegemony over the territory comprising the former Soviet Union, and argues that he is encouraged by perceived American and European weakness.

Washington Times and Washington Free Beacon columnist BILL GERTZ reports on the Chinese apparently having been successful in copying the American F-35 to create their own stealth fighter, the J-20; the Russian use of cyber warfare in Ukraine; and the US hold on sending military equipment to the Egyptian government. 

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