Archive for the 'Jose Cardenas' Category

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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Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society EMILY DYER  discusses the findings of her newly released report "Al-Qaeda in the United States." Among the most prominent findings were statistics showing that over half of Al-Qaeda related offenses committed in the US were by citizens, over a third of whom were born in the country. This, and the fact that the majority were also either well educated or employed and not actually on the fringes of society, requires a need to change our perception of terrorists, argues Dyer.

The trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith in Manhattan comes with a list of factors and serious implications.  Among them is the  inability to gain intelligence from him about his protection and harbouring by the Iranian regime.  That is an opportunity that would be afforded in a military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay.  The Center for Security Policy’s Senior Fellow for National Security Affairs, FRED GRANDY assesses these factors and weighs in on the would-have-been healthy national debate on drone policy.

As the drama unfolds for in the wake of the death of Hugo Chavez, JOSE CARDENAS of Vision Americas walks us through the factions of the regime and elements of Cuban influence.  Will U.S. policy makers be able to grasp the state of play in a way that helps them avoid legitimating a legacy of oppression?

Is the Asia Pivot cancelled? What has become of our nuclear arsenal and missile defense after the success of Russian diplomacy and the failure of the Reset?  BILL GERTZ of the Washington Times and the Washington Free Beacon covers an array of topics that are crucial "Inside the Ring."

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With Sen. Jim Inhofe, Elaine Donnelly, Jose Cardenas, and Andy McCarthy

Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma discusses the need to keep Gitmo open to housing terrorists rather than bringing them to the U.S. He also touches on America’s lack of missile defense systems on the east coast.

Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness explains ACLU’s agenda of forcing women to sign up for the Selective Service and enter frontline combat roles. They are taking up a legal case to put women on the frontlines and have them treated like men, against the wishes of female soldiers and the military as a whole.

Jose Cardenas of Vision Americas looks at the first days of the new Mexican government. Cardenas expresses his fear that the new government might back away from the cartels which would only give them more authority and prolong the Mexican drug war.

Andy McCarthy gives his analysis of the Syrian Islamists promise to behave if they get aid to topple the Assad regime and have a say in the new Syrian government. McCarthy looks at the Egyptian model in order to presume what will be the future of Syria

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About two months ago, North Korea agreed to not test any satellites, missiles or weapons in return for food aid from the United States. Was there a failure to communicate? According to Peter Brookes, there was no failure to communicate because North Korea is known for lying and being deceitful in order to get what they want. What is the impact on regional security if North Korea successfully tests this new missile? Why is Obama so adamant on removing almost 80% of America’s nuclear deterrent at a time when other countries are building up theirs? The president can only force us to relinquish our weapons.

Brazil wants respect and wants to be a major player on the world stage, but does not want the responsibility that comes along with such a role. Brazil holds a lot of resentment towards the US when it comes to how America treats Brazil, but when Brazil is called on to burden any of the cost for international programs, they retreat and call themselves a developing country. Jose Cardenas explains how the Bush administration worked to build up the US/Brazil relationship while the Obama administration is allowing it to strain and falter at a time when the Islamists are impacting Central and South America. When Hugo Chavez dies, who will take his place? Can America and Brazil work together to help stave off Islamist influence in the region?

America needs to encourage the idea of peace through strength. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman explains what that means to her and how she will promote this idea if elected to the US Senate. First, America needs to have the muscle to protect itself, its allies and its interests but we should only use the muscle after all non-military avenues have been explored. Once we decide to use force, we need to have a clear goal and provide our troops with the necessary support in order to achieve their objective. Our military needs to be well funded, well trained, and be equipped with the latest technology. How can we encourage our elected officials to share in Sarah’s view of American security?

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser has served his country with distinction in the United States Navy and continues to serve his country on the US Commission for International Religious Freedom, but Muslim Brotherhood front organizations, such as CAIR, have taken issue with his appointment. Andy McCarthy explains how Dr. Jasser represents the moderate Muslims, the ones that are not trying to promote Sharia or wage jihad, but the ones that want to live in peace with their Christian and Jewish brothers under the Constitution. What is CAIR saying and doing to denounce Dr. Jasser? Will Congress concede to the wishes of the Islamists and remove Dr. Jasser from the commission?

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Christian Adams joins Frank to explain how the Holder Justice Department and the Obama Administration as a whole is working to undermine voter’s rights in the United States and the territory of Guam.

Jose Cardenas spends time with Frank to enlighten us on the ever evolving relationship between Iran and Latin America and although the Obama Administration has taken notice of this connection, what are they doing about it?

Finally, Jim Hanson gives his boots on the ground perspective on the growing turmoil with Iran. What does this mean for American security?

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Patrick Poole analyzes Osama bin Laden’s death and upcoming hearings between Eric Holder and Congress.  Jose Cardenas explains what is happening on the border and south of the border. Following the immigration and drug scene, Fredrick County, Maryland Sheriff Chuck Jenkins talks about how he and ICE are working together to combat these threats. Gordon Chang examines the Chinese census and what it means for American security.

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