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BING WEST, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs

  • Maliki's sectarianism as the root of the Iraq crisis 
  • Prospects for Sunni and Shiite infighting during a potential lull in fighting over Ramadan
  • Obama's perspective on America's appropriate role in the world: a regional power? 
  • The distancing of the military from the Obama White House

STEVEN GROVES, Heritage Foundation:

  • Questions over the timing of the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala by U.S. special forces
  • Hillary Clinton, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and attempts to limit the First Amendment

JOHN HAYWARD, staff writer at Human Events:

  • The invasion of the US border and the "Children Crusade"--why are parents sending their children unaccompanied through Central America to the United States?
  • Evidence suggesting the Obama Administration and the Department of Homeland Security expected the current surge of minor illegal immigrants, and the federal government's need to house and care for them
  • Displacing effect on American workers of the immigration visa program

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution:

  • A comparison of the immigration views of Eric Cantor and the new House Republican Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy
  • The moral and practical issues associated with amnesty and the "New Children's Crusade"
  • What really led the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq?

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Senator RON JOHNSON, representative of Wisconsin and member of the Foreign Relations and Homeland Security Committees, provides a first hand perspective of the recent congressional hearing over US intervention in Syria and shares his criticism of the lack of knowledge shown by the Obama administration. 

BING WEST, former Assistant Secretary of Defense and Author of "Into the Fire", raises the important unanswered questions with regards to US intervention in Syria; how is it possible to perform a surgical attack and change the calculus of Assad; who will take power after Assad; what will happen to the stockpile of chemical weapons after the US intervenes?

MARC THIESSEN, of American Enterprise Institute, expresses his advice to a possible strike upon Syria and who the US might be able to ally itself within Syria.

ADAM KREDO, senior writer for the Washington Free Beacon, offers his expertise on the ramifications of Syria providing Hezbollah with chemical weapons.

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DEAN CHENG of the Heritage Foundation breaks down the realities and relationships surrounding calculations of war on the Korean Peninsula.

Former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine BING WEST shows that the Vietnam War is a teachable moment for understanding what is likely to happen if the United States withdraws from Afghanistan without leaving adequate support behind.

ROWAN SCARBOROUGH, writer for the Washington Times, talks about the impact the politicization of the Chiefs of Staff had on preparing for sequestration, and why the media is siding against the Pentagon in the budget fights.

Author of The Death of the The Grown Up, DIANA WEST finds historical context for the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood across the Middle East dating back to the Bush administration in a policy described as the Sunni Crescent.

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With Mark Helprin, Bing West, Nonie Darwish, and Gordon Chang

MARK HELPRIN, BING WEST, and NONIE DARWISH all give their perspective on Obama's willingness to not only submit to Shariah, but circumvent the US Constitution in order to comply with this radical Islamic law. They also explain how Obama is forcing the military to comply with Shariah while silencing anyone that tries to speak the truth about America's enemy. Asian analyst GORDON CHANG examines the Chinese military build-up as well as the increasing push into politics on the part of the People's Liberation Army.

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With Dakota Meyer, Bing West, David Satter, and Andy McCarthy

Marine and Medal of Honor Recipient DAKOTA MEYER stops by the show today to discuss his new book, “Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War.”  His co-author and former Marine BING WEST also joins Meyer to discuss the Afghanistan War and the Battle of Ganjgal with Frank.

Russian President Putin is dissatisfied with USAID supporting pro-democracy groups inside of Russia.  Do these repressive measures by Putin signal a trend of future ‘soft repression’? DAVID SATTER discusses these developments in light of the Obama administration’s ‘reset’ policy with Moscow and what it all means for the future of US-Russia relations.

ANDY McCARTHY comments on the meeting between Mohammed Morsi and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton at the United Nations, where the two discussed the recent attacks on the Libyan consulate as well as the protests at the American Embassy in Cairo. McCarthy also addressed the volatility of having the Muslim Brotherhood in power in Egypt during such a critical time following the Arab Spring.

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Over the weekend, the Taliban launched an attack on a US outpost in Afghanistan, injuring seventy-seven US troops. Author and Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs under Ronald Reagan, Francis “Bing” West joins Frank to discuss this attack on a small US outpost and how it exposes the weaponry inability of the Taliban to conduct a massive attack on or near major city. Mr. West, who just returned from a trip to Afghanistan, continues his segment enlightening us on the change in combat strategy occurring in Afghanistan. West also explains how Lieutenant General John Allen is focused on a “transition” strategy in which the US would turn the war over to Afghan forces, as opposed to General David Petraeus’s failed counterinsurgency strategy. Petraeus, West argues, came into Afghanistan with the idea that he could implement the same strategy that he used in Iraq. His focus on counterinsurgency was set up for failure, as West believes that only a shift to a big advisory effort would solve the problems in Afghanistan.

Next, Chairman of the “Hatikva Party” of the Knesset for the National Union, Physician and Professor Arieh Eldad gives us his take on the recent storming by protestors of the Israeli embassy in Egypt. He further explains how Egypt continues to pose a serious threat to Israeli national security and how Israel paid very dearly for the thirty-year peace agreement with Egypt in which they handed over the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt. Moreover, he expresses his fears that the Arab Spring might just be wishful thinking on the part of pro-democratic organizations, since most other organizations in the region do not want full democracy. Eldad also explains the extensive Islamization of Turkey and the threat it poses towards the democratic agenda of NATO and its allies.

Retired United States Lt. Col. Ralph Peters and author of the recent book, Lines of Fire, Ralph Peters talks about the profitable business of scare-mongering that has become quite influential in the years following the 9/11 attacks. He believes that Americans should have a healthy and balanced relationship between caution and paranoia in regards to a potential terrorist attack happening again in the United States. Like the battle that occurred after Pearl Harbor, Peters says the United States went to war with al Qaeda and fatally weakened the organization in the process. He expresses the need to knock off political correctness and establish a more realistic approach to national security. Peters and Frank have a friendly disagreement on the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Western World, as well as the threats that al Qaeda’s regional franchises present for the Middle East.

Writer at and resident China expert here at Secure Freedom Radio, Gordon Chang concludes today’s show examining the issues facing the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China. The new candidate for the Taiwanese presidency, Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party, if elected would move Taiwan further towards an official declaration of independence. He also enlightens us on the problems facing China’s currency manipulation. Chang expresses the need for the United States to increase pressure on Chinese currency manipulation since they have already conducted economic warfare on us. Moreover, Chang discusses with Frank the arms sales that China conducted with Qaddafi in July and August of this year. He states how this reflects badly on China in the international community.

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Ben Lerner analyzes Obama’s efforts to kick start his immigration policy and border insecurity. Bing West talks about the Pakistani double-game and the status of our troops in Afghanistan. Roger Noriega explains the loss of valuable intelligence when a recent drug lord was extradited back to Venezuela. Andy McCarthy sheds light on Attorney General Holder’s previous work attacking US counterterrorism efforts on the behalf of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, as well as his intervening to stop prosecutions against people who knowingly aided terrorists.

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Bing West, Bill Gertz

Today on Secure Freedom Radio with Frank Gaffney, Frank and Bing West, author of “The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan”, discusses where the US is headed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Finally, Bill Gertz discusses China and a nuclear Iran.

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