Former Attorney General MICHAEL MUKASEY stops by the show today to talk about the “Blind Sheik” Omar Abdel Rahman. Rahman is a dangerous terrorist with connections to the 1993 World Trade Center bombings. Is Obama really considering freeing the Blind Sheik?
CLAUDIA ROSETT, writer at Pajamas Media and Forbes.com, talks about President Obama’s recent trip to the UN General Assembly. During his speech President Obama said, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also visited the General Assembly, where he declared that Israel would be eliminated.
President of the George C. Marshall Institute JEFF KUETER examines the link between climate change and national security. Does climate change really pose a serious threat to our national security? Do environmental disasters fuel conflict? Will significant climate change create new, unseen conflicts?
T. BOONE PICKENS discusses the oil supply passing through the Strait of Hormuz and the future of the United States’ role in regards to the growing tension in the area. Closer to home, Pickens refers to the possible availability of oil and gas here in the United States, as well as the lack of effect on the national water supply posed by fracking.
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With Fred Grandy,
Thomas Henriksen, Jeff Kueter, and Bill Gertz
GRANDY of the Center for Security Policy gives his weekly roundup, highlighting
an Islamic terrorist coming to the U.S. on behalf of the Obama administration.
Member of Egyptian Terror Group Goes
HENRIKSEN from the Hoover Institute provides insight into the growing civil war
in Syria, and what the U.S. needs to do to maintain its interests and security.
Syria crisis: U.S. and Russia divided
on Assad's future
KUETER, President of the George C. Marshall Institute, discusses the Air
Force’s secret space shuttle X-37B and its role in our military.
X-37B, Air Force's Secret Space Plane,
Lands in CA After Mysterious Mission
from the Washington Times analyzes the nuclear weapons situation in the Middle
East and how the U.S. should respond to Russia’s actions.
Inside the Ring
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Andy McCarthy starts off today’s show explaining how the Obama Administration seems to be circumventing the Constitution at their leisure. What path is the president leading America down and what will be the consequences his actions in regards to American security?
Jim Carafano from The Heritage Foundation discusses the recent defense strategy unveiled by President Obama and what it means for the United States’ defense capabilities. He then explains the concept of Rotational Forces as a part of the defense budget cuts and its implications on active duty servicemen. Will the U.S. be able to carry out its global responsibilities? Will the U.S. become a second class military power in the world as a result of the cuts in its defense budget? Will these factors lead to WWIII?
Jeff Kueter, President of the George C. Marshall Foundation starts with his assessment of America’s position and standing in regards to the Space. He then points out that there are no vigorous exploration programs and the lack of persistence and tolerance for failures of technology used in such programs. If the administration maintained consistency and provided resources could there be a possibility of developing capabilities to strike targets on land from space?
Jim Hanson a former special operations command officer discusses his views about Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) on its 10th anniversary. The concept of Gitmo has been a brilliant idea as a means of extracting information from hardened radical terrorists, and how appalling it would be close the detention center and send back these terrorists to their home countries to be rehabilitated. The general consensus and feedback from the armed forces has been negative on closing this center and sending these terrorists back so they could rejoin their organizations and fight against the United States. Jim then concludes by expressing his thoughts on Iran’s nuclear program and what the consequences would be if Iran became a nuclear power.
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Are financial sanctions putting a check on Iran’s ambitions to obtain nuclear weapons? Additionally, are these sanctions successfully putting a stop to Iran’s underhanded banking methods? Founder of the Red Cell Intelligence Group, Avi Jorisch examines the issues surrounding the way in which the Iranian regime is moving money around in the financial sector. This includes establishing a banking regime and exporting commodities such as gas. Although the United States has gone after the Iranian banking sector by blacklisting them and cubing their movement of money, they still have yet to put the pressure on charities and other such organizations that help funnel money into Iran. By exerting more pressure over these organizations, will Iran finally feel the pinch and stop moving money into the international financial sector?
How will cutting $460 billion in the defense budget over the next ten years impact the modernization of the US military? Daniel Goure of the Lexington Institute touches on how US military equipment and even the morale of the all-volunteer force would be gravely damaged by these cuts. Additionally, will we be forced to go to adversaries such as China for modern military technology in the future when our military capabilities have been completely depleted?
Is today a red-letter day for China’s space program? President of the Marshall Institute, Jeff Kueter joins Frank to discuss the Chinese’s first attempt at the robotic docking of a rocket launcher. This docking is the first step by the Chinese in building a solely Chinese space station. Does this docking also mark the continued exploitation of space by the Chinese for military purposes? What will it mean for the United States if the Chinese gain operational abilities in space? There is no question that the growing Chinese space program would contribute to the Chinese ambition of expanding its national power. Will their advantages in space allow the Chinese to continue to engage in informationalization warfare?
Finally, weekly regular here at Secure Freedom Radio and our go to guy for the “boots on the ground” perspective, Jim Hanson discusses the visual and non-visual injuries sustained by our men and women in uniform. Many of these heroes are suffering from non-visual injuries such as PTDS and TBI and are misunderstood by those who find it difficult to understand their injuries. However, many therapies such as musical therapy are being offered at Walter Reed Hospital to treat these men and women of their pain.
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After the arrest of informants who aided in the Osama Bin Laden raid, growing evidence of a double game being waged by the ISI, and the recent report that North Korea paid Pakistani officials for information regarding their nuclear program, Frank questions the stability of Pakistan and addresses these mounting concerns. Next, Jeff Kueter, President of the George C. Marshall Institute, discusses the rise of Chinese space power and fall of America’s as the space shuttle mission comes to an end. Kueter explains the security threat of a strike to our space assets, but also how the U.S. is working to minimize how China would be able to affect our National Security. Roger Noriega, our resident Latin America expert, joins Frank to update the situation in Venezuela with Hugo Chavez’s declining health, and the ensuing power vacuum. Noriega also reports his testimony during today’s Congressional hearing on Hezbollah in Latin America, where he explains that operatives are more than merely “fundraising” in the Western Hemisphere, as State Department officials have said, but actively awaiting an opportunity to attack. Finally, Jim Hanson, of blackfive.net, unmasks the Administration’s approach to terrorism, asserting, “’lawfare’ is not the best way to fight terrorists,” upon Obama’s recent selection of a former prosecutor as the next Counter Terror Chief. Hanson also details how this method is damaging morale within the military, as life and death decisions made on the battlefield are being prosecuted in the courtroom.
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Today on Frank Gaffney’s Secure Freedom Radio, Frank and Douglas Murray of the Centre for Social Cohesion, discuss the implementation of Sharia in Europe and the United States. Then, Jeff Kueter from the Marshall Institute discusses space and the future weakening of the American industrial base. Finally, the Washington Examiner’s Sara Carter discusses the protests in Libya, potential problems unfolding throughout the region, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and pirates in Somalia.
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