Archive for the 'John Bolton' Category

JOHN BOLTON, former US Ambassador to the UN:

  • Predicting the legacy of President Obama's foreign policy
  • How the United States is viewed by its allies and adversaries
  • Are there any actual moderates to arm and train in Syria?

DAN BONGINO, former Secret Service agent

  • Dangers of putting politics above public safety
  • The purge of data on people with ties to terrorism from a watch list used by ICE
  • President Obama's documented location during the Benghazi attack, and what can be inferred about his behavior there

Congressman DOUG LAMBORN:

  • Amendment in the NDAA that outlines three conditions for lifting sanctions on Iran
  • The call from the Hill for the resignation of the VA's Erick Shinseki
  • How Lamborn and his colleagues are working on keeping America armed
  • Freedom of religion in the military

JACK DEVINE, author of "Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story":

  • His personal experiences as a career CIA agent
  • The decades old secret about American covert operations in Chile
  • His personal outlook on Edward Snowden's motives and actions

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Former US Ambassador to the UN JOHN BOLTON:

  • The crumbling state of Ukraine and the lack of response from the US government

  • U.S. inability to handle multiple international problems at once due to the ongoing hollowing out of the military—a world power should not need to pivot
  • The American stance in the Middle East and towards Iran
CHARLOTTE FLORANCE, Research Associate for Economic Freedom in Africa and the Middle East at The Heritage Foundation:
  • Key takeaways from the recent reelection of Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and the domestic challenges he will face during his next term. Is this ill, mostly-absent man being used by the Algerian military to maintain domestic stability?
  • Understanding the political and ideological transition underway between Islamists and secular groups within Algeria.
  • Algeria's role on the global market as a key natural gas surrogate to Russia
  • The ongoing violent rift between Muslims and Christians in Central African Republic (CAR), and concern from neighboring states of a possible spill-over of violence
ADAM KREDO of the Washington Free Beacon:
  • More delays in the Guantanamo Bay pre-trials of some of the 9/11 perpetrators. Amidst claims that the FBI asked a defense attorney to act as an informant, relatives fear the federal government is purposefully trying to cause a mistrial and force a move to civilian court.
  • Questions over Iran's compliance with deal to scale back its nuclear weapons program
  • President Obama's upcoming visit to Asia and the importance of this trip in maintaining US allies in the region
  • A growing nationalistic outlook in China to make up for lagging economic growth, and the resulting changes in the political system that are leading it to resemble the old Mao regime

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FRED FLEITZ, a Center for Security Policy senior fellow, dissects the allegations recently made by Senator Dianne Feinstein that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

ILAN BERMAN, of the American Foreign Policy Council, examines the Ukraine crisis as Vladmir Putin's attempt at reinterpreting Russia's borders, with the ultimate end goal being "to encompass [Ukraine] and erode their sovereignty."

Former US Ambassador to the UN JOHN BOLTON discusses Vladimir Putin's attempts to reestablish hegemony over the territory comprising the former Soviet Union, and argues that he is encouraged by perceived American and European weakness.

Washington Times and Washington Free Beacon columnist BILL GERTZ reports on the Chinese apparently having been successful in copying the American F-35 to create their own stealth fighter, the J-20; the Russian use of cyber warfare in Ukraine; and the US hold on sending military equipment to the Egyptian government. 

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JOHN BOLTON, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, explains the "charm offensive" taken recently by Iran, and the continues and developing danger involving Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

DAVID WEINBERG, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, explains Saudi Arabia's policy towards Syria, and Muslim Brotherhood "rebel" forces in Syria, Qatar, and the Middle East as a whole.

STEVE GROVES, of the Heritage Foundation, expresses that U.S. interests, and not the dictates of the United Nations, should be guiding American policy towards Syria.

ROGER NORIEGA, former US Ambassador to the Organization of American States, sizes up the imminent danger that Iran poses with its intricate network of terrorists set up in Latin America, all with the goal of damaging the U.S.

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JOHN BOLTON, former US Ambassador to the UN and senior fellow at American Enterprise Institute, explains why the US government should back the Egyptian military and oust the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as how the NSA audit is not proof that the NSA is abusing American citizen's rights.

ROSEMARY JENKS, of NumbersUSA, takes a deeper look into the issue of immigration and what comprehensive immigration reform would mean for the country.

GORDON CHANG, of Forbes, examines "China's dream"and how it wishes to be dominant once again, the Chinese military and its aggressive actions, and China's secret stimulus to its economy.

GRAE STAFFORD, of the Daily Caller, investigates the technology and weapons the U.S. has been arming the Syrian rebels with and how arming these rebels could led to a dangerous situation in the future. 

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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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Former US Ambassador to the UN JOHN BOLTON examines the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the meaning of democracy. He also takes an in depth look into the upcoming appointment hearing of Samantha Power as the next UN Ambassador.

STEVEN GROVES, of the Heritage Foundation, turns his attention towards the United Nations and the new Disabilities Treaty the international organization is urging the United States to sign and what this signature would mean in terms of American sovereignty.

JIM WOOLSEY, Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, analyzes Saudi Arabia’s aid to Egypt and its negative opinion of the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as discusses alternative fuel sources and the threat of an EMP attack either by natural or man-made methods.

GORDON CHANG, of, investigates the recent actions of China in both a military and economic context and gives his analysis on why the Chinese government were so quick to condemn the now viral you tube video of a 12 year old Egyptian boy who spoke of the need for a constitution and freedom in Egypt.

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Congressman JEFF DUNCAN, of the 3rd district in South Carolina, closely evaluates the immigration reform bill in the context of U.S. sovereignty.

BILL GERTZ, of the Washington Free Beacon, analyzes Edward Snowden and the security check failures that made it possible for a security threat like Edward Snowden to be hired and trusted with classified intelligence.

Former UN Ambassador, JOHN BOLTON, of the American Enterprise Institute, examines Samantha Power’s pending appointment as UN Ambassador and what that means for the American position on the world stage.

DIANA WEST, of PJ Media, touches on several issues including Afghanistan, the Muslim Brotherhood in America and the news of Anthony Weiner's New York mayoral aspirations.

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