Archive for the 'Peter Pham' Category

Rep. ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN, of Florida's 27th Congressional District:

  • Will President Obama seek Congressional approval to launch airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq?
  • Ways in which U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East has prompted a contemplation of allying with Iran
  • Iran's continuing strides towards a nuclear weapon, and the Administration's attempt to go around strict sanctions on the regime
  • Controversy over the Palestinian Unity Government—composed of Fatah and Hamas--benefiting from American tax dollars and political support

CLAUDIA ROSETT, of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies:

  • Iran's past actions that would make it an untrustworthy ally in Iraq
  • North Korea and Iran's ongoing weapons collaboration, and the likelihood that NK will assist Iran in testing a nuclear weapon
  • Putin's supposed move to lessen Russian military involvement in Ukraine

Rep. DUNCAN HUNTER, of California's 50th Congressional District:

  • Thoughts on the direction the U.S. should take in Iraq
  • American military power projections, and concern that the DoD's capabilities have not kept up with budget increases
  • Illegal immigration's impact on the country

Dr. PETER PHAM, of The Atlantic Council:

  • Results of the US ignoring the threat of Boko Haram back in 2011
  • Boko Haram's territorial expansionism in Northern Nigeria
  • Rundown on a Somali terrorist organization, Al-Shabab, operating with impunity in Kenya

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JOHN WOHLSTETTER, of the Discovery Institute, sheds light on the motives behind the government crackdown in Ukraine and points towards what he calls "The Cold War, Version 2.0," instigated by Russia's Putin.

J. PETER PHAM, director of the Atlantic Council's Africa Center, follows the spread of radical jihadists from one conflict to another in Africa. In particular, he looks at fighters returning from Syria to their countries of origin in North Africa, the fighting in South Sudan, and the possibility that Islamists will intervene in the Central African Republic to prevent the ethnic cleansing of Muslims there.

BILL GERTZ, of the Washington Free Beacon, looks at a report by the Center for Naval Analysis that offers predictions on what will happen in Afghanistan and to the Taliban once all the American troops stationed there depart.

DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal," discusses what the "Hillary Papers" say about the politics of the former First Lady and Secretary of State.

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SETH JONES, Associate Director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation, joins guest host DAN BONGINO, to help explain the terror threat from and historical background of the terrorist organization al-Shabaab.

BRUCE THORNTON, a research fellow at the Hoover Institute, talks about the loss of the "warrior" mentality in the U.S.

PETER PHAM, of the Atlantic Council, discusses Somalia and terrorism in Africa in the context of American national security.

DIANA WEST, author of "Death of the Grown Up," delves deeper into the government shutdown and explains why she believes the Obama administration is putting on a show by shutting out veterans from memorials and denying death benefits to the families of fallen soldiers.

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SETH CROPSEY of the Hudson Institute and former Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy, weighs the increasing threats and instability in the Pacific with the corresponding sequestration cuts to Naval forces.

Dr. PETER PHAM of the Atlantic Council enumerates the failure of the U.S. to compete for economic, political, and military influence in Africa in terms of accelerated Chinese influence in that space.

HANS VON SPAKOVSKY of the Heritage Foundation discusses a ponderous report by the Justice Department’s inspector general with allegations of misconduct by Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez who is the President’s current nominee for Labor Secretary.

ANDREW MCCARTHY, author of Spring Fever, explains the strategic blunder by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in yielding to pressure by the U.S. president to apologize for enforcing a legal naval blockade barring aid to terrorist group Hamas.

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With Diana West, Peter Pham, Roger Noriega, and Jim Hanson

DIANA WEST, author of Death of the Grown-up, discusses the growing proof that former CIA Director Petraeus lied to Congress, as well as the shocking attendance by an Obama official at a “Defamation of Islam” symposium hosted by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

PETER PHAM of the Atlantic Council explains how African nations are falling to Islamist rule and what that means for the non-Muslims in the country as well as the interest of many Western nations.

AEI scholar ROGER NORIEGA warns about what could happen to Venezuela and its socialist system after the demise of President Hugo Chavez—an event that the newly re-elected Chavez’s government is already preparing for. Noriega also talks about the need for Congress to take the lead in dealing with the asymmetric warfare that Venezuela and Iran are waging against the US from Latin America.

Former Special Forces operator JIM HANSON speculates on the likelihood of an Israeli ground invasion into the Gaza Strip, and how such an action would make it easier for Israel to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.

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FRED GRANDY of the Center for Security Policy gives his weekly wrap-up, highlighting the intelligence leaks and the possible infiltration of Muslim Brotherhood operatives into the US government.

Author GEORGE NEUMAYR explains Obama's war on the Christian faith and religious freedom more generally.

African analyst DR. PETER PHAM discusses the conflict in Southern Sudan and how the UN is ignoring the problem while other nations are adding to it.

Journalist ROWAN SCARBOROUGH analyzes how the defense cuts will prohibit American troops from receiving life-saving equipment.

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With Peter Pham, John Yoo, David Limbaugh, and Jim Hanson

·         PETER PHAM from the Atlantic Council provides insight into China’s interests in Africa for natural resources, in addition to the current conflicts in Somalia and Nigeria.

Ethiopia Says Troops to Stay Longer in Somalia

·         JOHN YOO, law professor at UC Berkeley, discusses the Arizona Supreme Court decision and Obama’s executive overreach.

Executive Overreach

·         Lawyer and author DAVID LIMBAUGH highlights the major points of his new book The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama’s War on the Republic. One of his subjects includes how the Obama administration has repeatedly, almost systematically, violated the Constitution to achieve its goals.


The Great Destroyer: Barak Obama's War on the Republic


·         Absio Corp’s JIM HANSON’s theme this week is “political correctness” in the military. He offers his opinion on topics such as gay pride at the Pentagon, the place of women in Ranger School, and the FBI investigating violent extremism in the armed forces.

FBI Tracking 100 Suspected Extremists in Military

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With Greg Jones, KT McFarland, Peter Pham, and Jim Hanson

·         GREG JONES of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center discusses Iran’s current progress with its nuclear weapons program.

Greg Jones on Iran's Enrichment Process

·         Fox News National Security Analyst KT McFARLAND analyzes why the current White House leaks differ so greatly from leaks in the past, and why they pose such a huge threat to U.S. national security.

Obama Administration Playing Dangerous Game With Intelligence Leaks

·         PETER PHAM of the Atlantic Council takes a look at what led to Islamist rule in Mali, and what consequences the chaos there is having for the rest of the region.

Mali 'Terror Threat' Warning Given to Africa

·         JIM HANSON, the Director of Business Development at Absio Corp, talks about how the influence of organizations affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood over military training in the US has helped lead to changing rules of engagement that put American soldiers at deep risk in the Middle East.

Upholding the Law or Kowtowing to Karzai?

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Peter Pham analyzes the situation in Somalia with regards to the presence of African Union troops in Mogadishu, and the professional turnaround of fighting a counter insurgency.  Will Somalia overcome Al-Shabab with assistance from the African Union troops or should the U.S. and NATO play an active role in the region? Pham touches on the issue of Boko Haram in Nigeria and their alliance with Al-Qaeda and Al-Shabab to over throw the government and create a Christian free zone in the north. Will we start to see a persecution of Christians in Nigeria?

The REAL ID Act was passed in 2005 as a result of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations to prevent criminals and terrorists easy access to driver’s license and IDs which would conceal their identities. Janice Kephart sheds light on the REAL ID Act and why it has been difficult to implement. The Department of Homeland Security is taking no responsibility or part in the REAL ID Act and the states are receiving no guidance from DHS; should they be involved and fund states to help them implement this program effectively? Janice also talks about the pilot program between West Virginia and a private company, TechSack, which offers an extra incentive to the states to implement the REAL ID Act.

Robert McDowell, the commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, explains that the United Nations is set to discuss internet governance in Geneva on Feb. 27, which could lead to an increased regulation of the internet by the International Telecommunications Union (created to regulate and facilitate international communication). McDowell holds that this would be a dangerous step toward censorship and cautions that it could inhibit web innovation. Shouldn’t it worry us that countries such as China and Russia are leading the charge for tougher internet regulations?

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has a strong weapon in his tough 2012 re-election campaign against a united opposition lead by Henrique Capriles: a multibillion dollar oil-for-credit deal with China. Chávez’s deal lets China secure oil supplies for its fast-growing economy and gives President Chávez a source of funds that he can use to fund politically popular programs and one that is free from omission; right in time when he is facing a strong opponent that threatens to end his dictatorship. Roger Noriega joins us today to provide clear analysis on the direction the Venezuelan government is taking and how dangerous this coalition between China and Venezuela is for the global democracy.

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