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JOHN BOLTON, former US Ambassador to the UN, reflects on what the Al Qaeda threat that has prompted the closing of US embassies and missions in the Middle East and North Africa shows about President Obama's foreign policy failures in that region over the last five years.

GORDON CHANG, of, exposes the flaw in the administration's plan to strip Lajas Air Force Base, a base strategically located in the Azores Islands, of most of the base's personnel, making it a ghost base and subsequently allowing Chinese power to move in and threaten the region and the United States.

DAVID SATTER, of the Hudson Institute, analyzes Russia's response to hold onto Edward Snowden and its impact on a policy "reset," the threat assessment of Snowden, and his self-image as a human rights activist.

ROBERT SPRINGBORG, Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, examines a paper written by the current leader of Egypt, General Abdul Fatah Al-Sissi, that dissects Islam and its compatibility to democracy, as well as looks at how the current leader is different from his predecessor in terms of his lack of desire for a transnational Islamic agenda.

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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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FRED GRANDY of the Center for Security Policy explains the Obama Administrations dealings with the Muslim Brotherhood and how that can impact the outcome of the Syrian revolution.

Journalist ADAM KREDO of the Washington Free Beacon discusses the Syrian revolution and the idea of the Obama Administration banking on Muslim Brotherhood coming to power therefore secretly working with them.

Russian expert DAVID SATTER analyzes the sentiments of the Russian people and how they are now publicly opposing the Putin regime and his oppression of the Russian people.

Military analyst JIM HANSON discusses the defense cuts and how it is counterproductive to American security and to our economy because the Obama Administration will be adding over 2 million people to the unemployment line.

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A newlywed Muslim couple in Canada received a book as their wedding gift which conveys to the husband ways to beat his wife if she disobeys him.  Tarek Fatah, a well known Canadian radio talk show host, discusses this appalling book, “A Gift for Muslim Couple.” What is Canada’s reaction to this book?  This book was originally sold in India and Pakistan and was handed to young brides to instill the idea that she must keep her husband and in-laws happy, and if she does not then the husband is allowed to beat her for her mistakes. Fatah points out that this is not the only appalling book available in Islamic book stores in Canada. Is the answer to this censorship or censure-ship?

Edwin Meese who holds the Ronald Reagan Chair in Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation provides more information about the initiative he is directing about defending the identity of the voting process. He reminds us why voting is the most important liberty we have as citizens and also one of our biggest duties that must be protected from fraud and other illegal acts.

David Satter examines President Obama’s open microphone remarks to Dmitry Medvedev about flexibility over global missile defense in his second term.  What is President Obama failing to grasp as far as Russia is concerned? Satter points out that Obama is failing to understand that Russians are not his friends or allies, and they would take any opportunity to manipulate the US.  What is Vladamir Putin’s long term agenda? What is he trying to extract from the United States? Satter suggests that the United States should send the Russian regime a message that the U.S. will operate on the basis of facts and we are going to hold them accountable for their actions.

Jim Hanson provides an analysis of Staff Sgt. Robert Bale’s trial; the lawyer for the Army Staff Sergeant accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians in a nighttime shooting rampage said on Monday the soldier has a sketchy memory of the night of the massacre. Lawyer John Henry Browne said SSgt. Bale remembers very little or nothing from the time the military believes he went on a shooting spree through two Afghan villages. Hanson gives his take on what could have happened and our military must deal with this event as well as soldiers who may be prone to these types of outbursts.

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What is the meaning of Putin’s  Russia United party’s unapologetic and blatant rigging of parliamentary elections?  Who are the groups responding to the perhaps over ambitious power play?  David Satter of the Hudson institute weighs in.

Ryan Mauro of reports on the state of play in Syria and Iraq.  Then Reza Khalili explains Iran’s relationship with Al Qaeda.  Finally Gordon Chang stakes out the parameters needed for North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un,  to consolidate power.  If he doesn’t, would a desintegrating North Korea invite Chinese military intervention.

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Fred Grandy joins Frank to explain the Islamist agenda to suppress American liberties.  There is an “unholy” alliance between the Egyptian military and the Muslim Brotherhood in which to create a Sharia compliant state and persecute those who do not adhere to this strict Islamic law. What does this mean for those who seek freedom in Egypt? Is this the future of the Arab Spring? Currently the U.S. aid is being used to buy weapons that are being used against minorities in Egypt. Will America keep giving money to these Sharia compliant regimes?

David Satter explains what is happening in Russia. The Russian people are sick and tired of the elite political party, the United Party, which has had their stranglehold over the people and the nation’s wealth. The United Party got less than 50% of voter support in recent elections showing Putin and his party that people will no longer tolerate the bribery, corruption and intimidation that have run rampant throughout Russia. Will Russia finally turn a corner towards true democracy or is this a hollow vote? What alternatives do the Russian people have? The Communist party has garnered more support in the wake of the United Party’s weakening, but will Russia fall back to Communism or is there no better option? Unfortunately, Vladimir Putin will be re-elected but his time of being unchallenged is over; what will this clash mean for Russian security?

Charles Jacobs visits Frank to explain the work being done in Nashville, Tennessee. Jacobs and his supporters work to combat the growing threat from radical Muslims within the United States. Jacobs works to vet and expose the stealth jihadists within the United States in hopes that liberal academics, politicians and other influential members of society will no longer bend over backwards to appease the ones who wish to either control or kill Americans. When will Americans open their eyes to the threat from the stealth jihad? Jacobs explains the increased hatred of Jews from the Muslim community, but notes that the American Jewish community has done little to combat this growing tide of anti-Semitism because they wish to be politically correct and not offend anyone even those who wish to kill them. Has political correctness gone too far? Which is more important, political correctness or security?

Rep. Todd Akin joins Fred Grandy inside the Cloakroom to discuss the defense cuts. Before the sequestration cuts, DOD has already cut somewhere between $450-$600 billion which is the equivalent of 45 aircraft carries. This is already a huge cut before the Pentagon even gets to the sequestration cuts. There is a false idea that these cuts take place in 2013 and therefore does not apply to security today. The military is already making cuts today, in anticipation for the cuts in 2013. The Navy will be decommissioning 50 ships, taking the number of available ships down to 290 ships. As recently as 1990, the Navy had almost doubled that number. Our military is about half of what it was in 1990, how can they provide adequate security? How can our navy patrol the globe with its size? 90% of all commerce travels through water therefore our navy must patrol the seas to provide security to those products. What can be done to help ensure national and global security? Is Obamacare and Entitlements more important than security?

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What will 12 more years of authoritarian Putin rule mean for democracy in Russia and the future of US-Russia relations? Expert on Russia and the Soviet Union and author of the Age of Delirium: The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union, David Satter relays his views on the recent disclosure by Vladimir Putin that he will switch places with the current President, Dmitry Medvedev. What does this switch mean for the international community and, more importantly, for the national security of the United States? By admitting Putin has more influence in Russia than Medvedev, he is dropping any pretense that there is political competition in Russia. The Russian leadership wanted to be perceived as a democracy, without being one in reality. This sort of leadership is a throwback to the Soviet regime, which attempted to create a substitute for reality based merely on ideology. This habit of fooling and manipulating is deeply rooted in modern Russian culture. If this continues, Western leaders such as Obama will continue to be seduced by the Kremlin-like Russian government.

Next, Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona joins Frank to give his expert opinion on how Putin “ripped the mask off of” the current affairs in Russia. According to Senator Kyl, this is merely a continuation of the Soviet days, where the leadership took any effort to advance Russian interests, while harming those of the United States. The Obama administration is further curbing US interests abroad and exposing our weaknesses by ratifying the New START treaty. While this treaty is the most important treaty passed with the Russians for President Obama, it was an ill-advised method of arms reduction. The only means of reducing the impact that this treaty will have on the United States under the leadership of President Obama, argues Senator Kyl, is instigating a major push back from the Senate. The Senate must make its voice heard in order to stop Obama from reducing our nuclear deterrent plan. Additionally, the United States, by putting defense on the chopping block is “inviting trouble by not being strong.”

John Fonte, of the Hudson Institute discusses his new book, “Sovereignty or Submission: Will Americans Rule Themselves or be Ruled by Others?” Sovereignty can simply be defined as a “self-government political community with nothing ruling above the Constitution.” The globalist movement occurring within the United States is sabotaging the supremacy of the Constitution. In the minds of these globalists, international law should dictate rulings in the American Supreme Court. This “downloading of international law” into the American judiciary system is even threatening to define the US’s role in war. According to Protocol 1 of the Geneva Convention, of which the United States is not a signatory, bombing raids can only be carried out after notifying civilians in the region. This has no place in the constitutional judiciary system, as judges should interpret law and not create it.

Writer at and resident China expert here at Secure Freedom Radio, Gordon Chang concludes today’s show with the Chinese angle on Putin’s decision to swap places with Medvedev. Putin has always had an interesting relationship with China, as he is on the one hand competing with them and on the other hand participating in mischievous deeds with Beijing. However, Russia is facing the continued threat from the Chinese who are crossing the border and settling in far-east Russia. These Chinese are boosting the economy from trading and other industrious activities. This could be seen as an attempt by the Chinese to reclaim the portion of Siberia that they lost during the Qing Dynasty.

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