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Mike Turner, Jim Hanson, Stephen Coughlin

June 19th, 2013 ·

Congressman MIKE TURNER explores the ramifications of President Obama's seemingly unilateral approach to de-nuclearization, and his ongoing abandonment of the modernization of the American military arsenal. He also looks further into Obama’s eagerness to fund and upgrade other countries’ armies instead of appropriating the necessary funds to further the readiness ability of the US army.

STEPHEN COUGHLIN, of the Center for Security Policy and author of the upcoming book Catastrophic Failure: The Big Lie in the War on Terror, joins Frank for a special extended segment about the Muslim Brotherhood in America and the legality of Shariah law and the Constitution.

JIM HANSON, blogger at, offers his predictions on the likelihood of arms given by the US to the Syrian opposition falling into Al Qaeda's hands. Hanson also describes a mission in which he trained an IRS SWAT team.

Tags: DefaultTag · Jim Hanson · Stephen Coughlin · Mike Turner

Richard Fisher, Henry Nau, Diana West, Jim Hanson

June 5th, 2013 ·

RICHARD FISHER of International Assessment Strategy Center, talks about the current build-up of the Chinese military and their aggressive territorial actions in the North Sea and how he believes this points towards the startling revelation that the United States is currently engaged in a Cold War with China.  He also gives a brief prediction of what might happen at the upcoming weekend summit between President Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

HENRY NAU, professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs, looks back on Tom Donilin's tenure as Obama's national security advisor, and what can be expected when Susan Rice fills that position, based on her own track record as the US's Ambassador to the UN.

Retired Weapons Sergeant of US Army Special Forces, JIM HANSON, of, talks military sexual assault based on the latest Senate report. He also discusses Private Bradley Manning’s trial on Wiki leaks as well as Nidal Hasan’s trial and his newly adopted defense of murder justified by Islam.

DIANA WEST of The Death of The Grown Up and author of new book America Betrayal, discusses the failure by the American government to divulge the truth about the dangers of radical Islam as well as discusses the continuing integration of Sharia Law into American law, specifically looking at the case of the Fort Hood mastermind, Nidal Hasan.

Tags: DefaultTag · Jim Hanson · Diana West · Henry Nau

James Woolsey, Jim Hanson, Diana West, Mark Schneider

May 22nd, 2013 ·

Former Director of the CIA JAMES WOOLSEY talks about the ways in which North Korea is strengthening its capability to deliver an EMP via satellite, which the United States is not prepared to counter.

Former Army special forces weapons sergeant Jim Hanson examines the wisdom of hiring local security in Benghazi and speaks to the alarming new statistics on sexual assault in the U.S. military.

DIANA WEST, author of "Death of the Grownup," talks about the latest news to come out about the Benghazi attack that occurred last year.

MARK SCHNEIDER, of the National Institute for Public Policy, explains the opposite directions the United States and Russia are taking in regards to modernizing their missile technology.

Tags: DefaultTag · Jim Hanson · Diana West · James Woolsey · Mark Schneider

Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Jim Hanson, Diane West, Kevin Freeman

May 8th, 2013 ·

Former House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Congressman PETER HOEKSTRA, discusses the future stability of Afghanistan, elections in Pakistan, and the fate of the imprisoned Dr. Afridi who assisted the CIA in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.

JIM HANSON of discusses some of the current debates taking place in the U.S. military now, including the appropriateness of soldiers proselytizing to one another and the role of women and homosexuals in combat.

DIANA WEST, author of upcoming book <em>American Betrayal</em>, looks at the growing Islamic threat aimed at the US and the denial Americans live in about the dangerous truth of this threat.

KEVIN FREEMAN, author of "Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the US Stock Market and Why It Can Happen Again," discusses how Qataris are buying up the majority of US gas reserves—a little known fact that undermines the "self-sufficiency" that fracking is supposed to bring.

Tags: DefaultTag · Jim Hanson · Congressman Pete Hoekstra · Kevin Freeman

Andrew McCarthy, Matthew Brodsky, Claudia Rosett, Jeremy Scahill

April 30th, 2013 ·

Jim Hanson of guest hosts.

Former special prosecutor ANDY MCCARTHY goes over the reasons for why the Obama administration is choosing to try the surviving Boston bombing suspect in a US criminal court rather than as an enemy combatant.

MATTHEW BRODSKY, Director of Policy for the Jewish Policy Center, explains the dangers of the US appearing weak-willed in response to Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons.

CLAUDIA ROSETT, writer at, reports on the way the United States is breaking its own laws by funding UNESCO.

JEREMY SCAHILL, author of the book "Dirty Wars"--released as a documentary film this year--discusses the legal and ethical questions raised by Obama's drone campaign against terrorists in the Middle East.

Tags: DefaultTag · Andy McCarthy · Jim Hanson · Claudia Rosett · Jeremy Scahill · Matthew Brodsky

Clare Lopez, Jim Hanson, Sen. James Inhofe, Barry Rubin

April 24th, 2013 ·

Former CIA officer CLARE LOPEZ of the Center for Security Policy maps the threat matrix between Al Qaeda and Iran, and details the Gramscian strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood in connection to the Islamic Society of Boston Mosque.

Military blogger and former Army Special Operator JIM HANSON cuts through the politics of the drone debate on civil liberties.

Oklahoma Senator JAMES "JIM" INHOFE reviews presidential priorities in national security from counter terrorism assets like Gitmo to strategic losses in the defense infrastructure from pre-sequestration budget cuts, job killing program delays, and blunders in nuclear posture.

Professor BARRY RUBIN, director of the Global Research in International Affairs center in Herzliya, breaks down the dynamic in the Middle East between Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan and President Obama, as well as identifies the main supporters of the would-be Islamist regime in Syria.

Tags: DefaultTag · Jim Hanson · Clare Lopez · Barry Rubin

Rob Montz, Jim Hanson, Joseph Connor

April 10th, 2013 ·

ROB MONTZ, director of the new documentary Juche Strong, explains the role of propaganda in the internal workings of the North Korean state, arguing that it has helped keep the brutal yet isolated regime alive. Montz also goes into what what is behind its military posturing towards the international community, explaining that it is a defensive stance with a racial component involved.  Juche Strong will be screened at the CATO Institute on Thursday, April 11th.

Former Army special forces operator, JIM HANSON of explains why he signed the a letter to Congress with over 700 other former spec ops troops asking to create a special committee to investigate the events of September 11, 2012 in Bengazi Egypt.  He also brings his experience as a special operator in the Korean theatre to bear on the anticipation of action on the Peninsula.

Columbia University's recent hiring of Kathy Boudin, a former terrorist of the Weather Underground and murderer of three innocents, has brought to light again the double standard of Leftists in academia, Hollywood, and the Democrat Party.  Boudin, in her terrorist career was a close colleague of the better known friends of the U.S. President, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorn.  When murder in the name of revolution against the United States is a relative issue in the assessment of U.S. political leaders it falls squarely as a national security issue in this age of Total War in several categories including foreign influence, subversion, terrorism, and ideological warfare.  The New Founders Author JOSEPH CONNOR, lays out the details of of Boudin's tactical and logistical connections while in the Weather Underground to a network of Marxist terrorist groups with training from Cuba.

Tags: DefaultTag · Jim Hanson · Joseph Connor · Rob Montz

Raymond Stock, Faith McDonnell, Jim Hanson, Diana West

March 27th, 2013 ·

With Raymond Stock, Faith McDonnell, Jim Hanson, Diana West

RAYMOND STOCK, the Middle East Forum Shillman/Ginsburg Writing Fellow, breaks down the elements of power in Egyptian society among Islamists and military amidst dictatorial style persecution of President Morsi’s political critics.

From the Institute on Religion and Democracy, the director on religious liberty programs, FAITH McDONNELL relates the tragic state of affairs for religious minorities in Pakistan.

Military blogger of, JIM HANSON, explains the unintended ripple effects of the inevitable cut backs in military training that will result from the President’s defense budget priorities as well the meaning behind Secretary John Kerry’s visit to Afghanistan.

The Death of the Grown Up author, DIANA WEST uses the recent re-appearance of General David Petraeus to review truly unresolved issues around his career from Benghazi to COIN policy in Afghanistan.

Tags: DefaultTag · Jim Hanson · Diana West · Faith McDonnell

Barry Rubin, Joseph Humire, Diana West, Jim Hanson

March 13th, 2013 ·

BARRY RUBIN, the Director of the GLORIA Center, predicts that President Obama's policy for dealing with Syria will clash with Israeli opinions in his upcoming trip to Israel, and explains why the Obama administration tried to award Samira Ibrahim the International Women of Courage Award despite her anti-American views.

Executive Director of the Center for a Secure Free Society, JOSEPH HUMIRE, explains how President Nicolas Maduro will try to live up to Hugo Chavez's legacy as a socialist, totalitarian head of state, and explores Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa's ambitions to become the next socialist leader in Latin America.

DIANA WEST, syndicated columnist and author of upcoming  American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character, analyzes Rand Paul's filibuster of last week explaining how it could spearhead a new debate in America concerning how best to confront the spread of the Shariah doctrine.

From, JIM HANSON explains the buildup in arms that the Department of Homeland Security has recently required and laments the fact that the Obama administration is not going to recognize the upcoming anniversary of the Iraq War or the sacrifice of the men and women who fought in that field.

Tags: DefaultTag · Jim Hanson · Diana West · Barry Rubin

Adam Kredo, Clare Lopez, Jim Hanson, Diana West

February 27th, 2013 ·

With Adam Kredo, Clare Lopez, Jim Hanson, and Diana West.

From the Washington Free Beacon, ADAM KREDO explains the series of unprecedented events that led to Hagel's nomination yesterday, and predicts what will happen when looming defense cuts descend at the end of the week.

CLARE LOPEZ, senior fellow at, wonders what is happening at Fordow nuclear plant in Iran, the site of a possible underground nuclear explosion,  and criticizes Secretary Kerry for openly talking of arming Syrian rebels of which at least 1/4 are Al Qaeda affilitates.

JIM HANSON, from, expresses his fears about what Hagel's nomination will mean for US national security, explains President Karzai's edict expelling US forces from Wardak province in Afghanistan, and reports what sequestration cuts will mean for countless Army units.

DIANA WEST, nationally syndicated columnist and author of the upcoming American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character, criticizes the House and the Senate for "absolutely surrender[ing] their roles" as a check on the executive power, and explains how President Obama is effectively working off of a new constitution that doesn't recognize as equals the other two branches of government.

Tags: DefaultTag · Jim Hanson · Diana West · Clare Lopez

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