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Pete Hegseth, Diana West, Peter Hitchens, Jim Hanson

March 26th, 2014 ·

PETE HEGSETH, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, makes the case for a revision of the military pension system, and offers a veteran's perspective on Putin's aggression in Eastern Europe.

DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal," comments on a new Iraqi law that allows girls as young as nine to marry. She also critiques new legal guidelines just released in the UK to assist lawyers in crafting Shariah-compliant wills.

PETER HITCHENS of the U.K.'s Mail Online publication and author of The Rage Against God describes the history and landscape of what has shaped Russia's view of what is rational in international conduct.

JIM HANSON, of, scrutinizes Putin's expansionism as seen in the Crimea, and argues the importance of a strong U.S.-led and NATO-backed deterring force.

Tags: Jim Hanson · Diana West

Sebastian Gorka, Diana West, Luis Fleischman, Bill Roggio

March 5th, 2014 ·

SEBASTIAN GORKA, author of "Fighting the Ideological War," examines how the historical roots of Russia and Ukraine are reflected in their current conflict.

DIANA West, author of "American Betrayal," discuses Switzerland's recent vote capping the number of immigrants from the European Union.

Dr. LUIS FLEISCHMAN, senior adviser to the Menges Hemispheric Security Project and author of "Latin America in the Post-Chavez Era," weighs in on the political underpinnings behind the ongoing protests within Venezuela.

BILL ROGGIO, of the Long War Journal, discusses the characteristics of the Taliban in Pakistan and Syria, and what unique threats they pose to the US.

Tags: Bill Roggio · Diana West · Sebastian Gorka · Luis Fleischman

John Wohlstetter, Peter Pham, Bill Gertz, Diana West

February 21st, 2014 ·

JOHN WOHLSTETTER, of the Discovery Institute, sheds light on the motives behind the government crackdown in Ukraine and points towards what he calls "The Cold War, Version 2.0," instigated by Russia's Putin.

J. PETER PHAM, director of the Atlantic Council's Africa Center, follows the spread of radical jihadists from one conflict to another in Africa. In particular, he looks at fighters returning from Syria to their countries of origin in North Africa, the fighting in South Sudan, and the possibility that Islamists will intervene in the Central African Republic to prevent the ethnic cleansing of Muslims there.

BILL GERTZ, of the Washington Free Beacon, looks at a report by the Center for Naval Analysis that offers predictions on what will happen in Afghanistan and to the Taliban once all the American troops stationed there depart.

DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal," discusses what the "Hillary Papers" say about the politics of the former First Lady and Secretary of State.

Tags: Bill Gertz · Diana West · John Wholstetter · Peter Pham

Jerry Boykin, Orde Kittrie, Diana West, Christian Whiton

January 22nd, 2014 ·

Ret. Lt. Gen. JERRY BOYKIN, former US Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, articulates the shortcomings of a recent Senate report on the Benghazi attack on 9/11/12. Boykin also describes how the growing acceptance of "replacement theory" among Evangelical Christians is being used by anti-Zionists.

ORDE KITTRIE, of Foundation for Defense of Democracies, digs deeper into the meaning of the Iranian Foreign Minister's visit to the grave of Imad Mugniyah, a Hezbollah operative who was responsible for several terrorist attacks around the globe.

DIANA WEST, syndicated columnists and author, discusses the tensions between conservative extremist Islamists and "mainstream" American culture.

CHRISTIAN WHITON, former State Department official and author of "Smart Power," provides his analysis of the influence of Putin's Russia amongst its former satellite states. He also discusses Obama's recent vow to extend privacy rights to foreigners.

Tags: Diana West · christian whiton · Jerry Boykin

Michael Rubin, Harold Rhode, Christian Whiton, Diana West

October 25th, 2013 ·

MICHAEL RUBIN, of AEI, takes a deeper look at President Obama's relationship with Iran and what Iran is up to now.

HAROLD RHODE, of the Gatestone Institute, argues that the United States' posture on terrorism is appearing weak in the Middle East and leaving it vulnerable to exploitation.

CHRISTIAN WHITON, author of the newly released book "Smart Power," explains the unraveling of American power in regions such as Europe, and the damaging effects the National Security Agency (NSA) is having towards American power.

DIANA WEST,  a syndicated columnist and author, talks about the galloping socialism she sees occurring in Washington.

Tags: Diana West · Michael Rubin · christian whiton

Seth Jones, Bruce Thornton, Peter Pham, Diana West

October 9th, 2013 ·

SETH JONES, Associate Director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation, joins guest host DAN BONGINO, to help explain the terror threat from and historical background of the terrorist organization al-Shabaab.

BRUCE THORNTON, a research fellow at the Hoover Institute, talks about the loss of the "warrior" mentality in the U.S.

PETER PHAM, of the Atlantic Council, discusses Somalia and terrorism in Africa in the context of American national security.

DIANA WEST, author of "Death of the Grown Up," delves deeper into the government shutdown and explains why she believes the Obama administration is putting on a show by shutting out veterans from memorials and denying death benefits to the families of fallen soldiers.

Tags: DefaultTag · Diana West · Peter Pham · Seth Jones · Bruce Thornton

Paul Vallely, Jim Hanson, Diana West, Debbie Lee

September 25th, 2013 ·

PAUL VALLELY, a retired U.S. Army Major General, explains his recent trip to Syria and outlines the Syrian opposition forces from a unique first hand perspective.

JIM HANSON, of, analyzes the structural and security vulnerabilities in the United States in light of the recent Kenyan tragedy.

DIANA WEST, a syndicated columnist and author, addresses her writings about the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), and their dangerous ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Designated Terrorist Organizations.

DEBBIE LEE, of America's Might Warriors, talks with Frank about her work to shed light on the hardships of our country's military and their families, and her quest to honor them for all the sacrifices they make to keep us safe.

Tags: DefaultTag · Jim Hanson · Diana West

Diana West, Jim Hanson, J Michael Cole, Ross Harrison

August 28th, 2013 ·

DIANA WEST, author of Death Of A Grown Up, looks into the implications of the United States intervening into Syria militarily.

JIM HANSON, of, answers the question of what possible benefits there would be for American national security if the US was to intervene into Syria, as well as looks into the readiness of the military for such an action.

J MICHAEL COLE, former Canadian intelligence officer and Taipei-based columnist for The Diplomat and Jane's Defense Weekly, evaluates the danger faced by Taiwan from Chinese military build up and Chinese investment.

ROSS HARRISON, professor at Georgetown University and University of Pittsburgh, sheds light on the Islamist Spring and what the future may hold for the Middle East.

Tags: Jim Hanson · Diana West

Amb. Yoram Ettinger, Daniel Gallington, Rowan Scarborough, Diana West

August 21st, 2013 ·

Former Israeli ambassador YORAM ETTINGER goes deeper into the exploding situation in the Middle East as well as analyzes the security of Israel.

DANIEL GALLINGTON, former special assistant to the Secretary of Defense and senior adviser at the George C. Marshall Institute, discusses the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the Middle East and actions taken against or for them. Mr. Gallington also discusses the NSA program and the history of balancing security and privacy.

ROWAN SCARBOROUGH, of the Washington Times, looks at the grave issue of national security leaks and how the Stuxnet program leak to a NYT reporter seems to have come from the heart of the White House.

DIANA WEST, author of American Betrayal, analyzes Al Jazeera in America and the Nidal Hasan trial.

Tags: Amb. Yoram Ettinger · Diana West · Rowan Scarborough

Andy McCarthy, Jim Hanson, Diana West, Ryan Mauro

August 14th, 2013 ·

ANDY MCCARTHY, of National Review Online, looks at the implications of the recent turmoil in Egypt as well as the Islamic agenda of the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan.

JIM HANSON, of, scrutinizes the lack of media coverage for the Nidal Hasan trial.

DIANA WEST, confronts the controversy and criticisms surrounding the content of her new book, American Betryal: The Secret Assualt on Our Nation's Character.

RYAN MAURO, of Clarion, investigates Huma Abedin's past and her connection to Islamists groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood and Muslim Minority Affairs.

Tags: Andy McCarthy · Jim Hanson · Diana West · Ryan Mauro

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