Archive for the 'Fred Fleitz' Category

SARAH WESTWOOD, investigative journalist for the Washington Examiner and Fox News contributor: 

  • Why did Hillary Clinton not designate Boko Haram as a terrorist group? 
  • Sidney Blumenthal’s covert and unvetted exchange of intelligence with Clinton
  • Likelihood of Clinton testifying again before the Benghazi committee

MATTHEW CONTINETTI, Editor in Cchief of the Washington Free Beacon:

  • Hillary Clinton's support of President Obama’s ISIS policy
  • Background on Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy record
  • The growing threats from China and Russia

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

  • President Obama’s latest concessions to Iran
  • What Congress can do to slow down the Iranian deal
  • How the U.S. is enabling Iran’s enrichment of uranium
  • Tehran’s sponsorship of Hezbollah

Maj. Gen. PAUL VALLELY, Retired U.S. Army Deputy Commanding General in the Pacific:

  • The creation of the Legacy National Security Advisory Group
  • Does any presidential candidate have a plan to defeat ISIS?
  • Why revitalizing the US military is so critical
  • General advice to the 2016 presidential candidates 

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Rep. STEVE RUSSELL (OK-5), member of the House Armed Services Committee, and former Army Ranger:

  • A look at the vulnerabilities of the United States’ electrical grid
  • The fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State
  • American options to defeat the Islamic State and Iranian-backed militias

JOSÉ CÁRDENAS, former Acting Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean at USAID:

  • The truth about economic and investment opportunities in Cuba
  • The cost to the U.S. taxpayer of future U.S. Chamber of Commerce dealings in Havana
  • Congressional opposition to continued concessions to the Castro regime

Rep. MIKE FITZPATRICK (PA-8), Chairman of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus:

  • An overview of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine
  • Is Putin likely to invade Ukraine?
  • The role fracking can play in reducing European dependence on Russian energy
  • New legislation aimed at cutting financing to terrorist organizations

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

  • The New York Times admits that Iran's stockpile of enriched uranium has increased during nuclear negotiations
  • Why Tehran’s continued missile delivery system research is particularly troubling
  • What is non-negotiable in any final deal with the mullahs?

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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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Former Israeli Ambassador YORAM ETTINGER:

  • Situation report on the conflict between Israel and Hamas
  • Global consequences of not dealing successfully dealing with Hamas
  • Ways in which Israel can make use of the knowledge it gained from past disputes with Hamas

BILL ROGGIO, of The Long War Journal:

  • Exploitation of the U.S. border crisis by enemies of America
  • The conflict in Gaza and how Hamas is fairing
  • Analyzing why Israel is still viewed as a pariah by the international media, despite exercising restraint in its tactical strikes in Gaza
  • Iraqi military's recent surprise defeat in Tikrit at the hands of the Islamic State

MICHAEL S. SMITH II, co-founder of Kronos Advisory:

  • The concept of ba'yat amongst Al Qaeda and other terror groups
  • Growing rift between ISIS and Al Qaeda
  • Similarities in goals and ideologies among terror groups such as ISIS, Hamas, and Al Qaeda

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

  • Have the security implications of Chinese internet giant Alibaba's IPO entry into the US marketplace been sufficiently analyzed?
  • New reports about the NSA's data collection program
  • Approaching July 20th deadline for the Iranian nuclear talks, and the possibility of sanctions if a deal is not made

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FRED FLEITZ, fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • New documents leaked by Edward Snowden detailing NSA and FBI surveillance practices
  • Misleading claims made by Glen Greenwald about the NSA's spying targets in the American Muslim community
  • The Council on American Islamic Relations' connections to Hamas
JOSHUA MURAVCHIK, author of "Making David Into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel":
  • Influence of the works of Columbia University Professor Edward Said on the international attitude towards the US-Palestinian conflict
  • The current threat Hamas poses to Israel
  • State of the Obama Administration's relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel
  • Material and intellectual trends in the second half of the 20th century that transformed international attitudes towards Israel
  • The role the United Nations has played in legitimizing the demonization of Israel

BILL ROGGIO, editor of the Long War Journal:

  • ISIS and the shifting alliances in Syria and Iraq
  • Internal conflict within Al-Qaeda
  • The Iranian presence in Iraq

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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 RON DeSANTIS, Representative for Florida's 6th District:

  • Questioning Susan Rice's assertion that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl served with "honor and distinction"
  • Debate over continuing to provide aid to the Palestinian National Authority in light of the new Fatah-Hamas joint government
  • Arguments for President Obama having acted in violation of the Constitution
FRED FLEITZ, Center for Security Policy:
  • 70th anniversary of D-Day
  • Shifting justifications for why Congress was not briefed before the release of the five Taliban prisoners from Gitmo, and declining confidence in National Security Advisor Susan Rice
  • Is the Bergdahl prisoner exchange an indication of further Guantanamo Bay releases to come?
  • Predictions on whether the $5 million in nonlethal military aid promised to Ukraine will make any difference


  • Security consequences of minor aliens illegally immigrating to the U.S. from Central America
  • Critiques of a proposal to grant legalized status to illegal immigrants who serve in the U.S. military
  • Eric Cantor's direct role in the future of a House amnesty bill

BILL ROGGIO, The Long War Journal:

  • What are the implications of Qatar's assistance in negotiating the hostage exchange between the Haqqani Network and the U.S.?
  • Role played by the Islamic State of Iraq in undermining stability in the country
  • Concerning willingness of the Obama administration to deal with terror groups

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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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