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Rebecca Heinrichs, Amb. John Bolton, Jim Hanson, Peter Pham

January 25th, 2012 ·

Rebecca Heinrichs expresses her views on the repercussions of Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s agreement on the European Union’s “Code of Conduct” relating the rules in space. Why would the United States join such a code of conduct? Could this make the U.S. vulnerable in space, and how?

John Bolton, former UN ambassador sits with Fred Grandy to analyze and discuss whether the U.S. is safer and more respected around the world. Is the United States stronger than it was under the last administration? If the U.S. is indeed a stronger and respected nation, why has Iran continuously disregarded the United States’ “no nuclear weapons” warning? Ambassador Bolton analyzes about the consequences of Iran’s threat to shut down the Strait of Hormuz. How will it affect the U.S.? Can the United States avert this threat?

Jim Hanson evaluates the situation in Afghanistan. Has the U.S. crushed the Taliban momentum? Will Afghanistan again become a leader in terrorism around the world? Will Afghanistan attack the United States? Hanson then examines the issue of Afghan security forces turning on and killing their U.S. and NATO trainers.

Dr. Peter Pham sheds light on the matter of an overwhelming onslaught of radical Islam in Nigeria and the terror unleashed by Boko Haram, an Islamist terrorist group in the country. Are there ties between Boko Haram and Al-Shabab? Should the U.S. and the world intervene and provide aid of any kind to Nigeria to deal with this problem?

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Yoram Ettinger, John Bolton, Peter Pham, Jim Hanson

December 28th, 2011 ·

Will Russia and China become increasingly influential players in the Middle East? As the U.S. defers the strong horse role, how many bad actors will make their move? Ambassador Yoram Ettinger outlines the threat matrix of the Middle East where the Muslim Brotherhood  and others benefit from U.S. policy decisions from Egypt to Iraq.

It seems the Law of the Seat Treaty will be brought to a vote in the Senate by John Kerry in the coming weeks.  Ambassador John Bolton charts the implications for U.S. sovereignty.  (See the transcript below.)  Ambassador Bolton also weighs in on the Iraq withdrawal.  Then, Peter Pham of the Atlantic Council forecasts U.S. interest in Africa for 2012.  From Nigeria to Somalia and the hunt for Joseph Kony after the dust settles on the Congolese elections and the Sudan regime acts up again, Africa will become evermore important in U.S. foreign policy.  Finally Jim Hanson covers America's wars in a way that only he can.  You don't want to miss today's Secure Freedom Radio.

Tags: DefaultTag · Jim Hanson · Amb. John Bolton · Amb. Yoram Ettinger · Peter Pham

Peter Pham, Roger Noriega, Michael Mandelbaum, Gordon Chang

November 14th, 2011 ·

Dr. Peter Pham of the Atlantic Council enlightens listeners on matters developing in Africa. The late Col. Qaddafi was a pack rat that spent most of his time as leader of Libya collecting arms, more than he could ever use. There are at least 20,000 Surface to Air Missiles (SAMs) missing as well as Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), anti-tank and anti-armor piercing weapons and other weapons. Neighboring countries are confiscating some of these weapons from rebels’ forces and mercenaries that are engaging in attacks on civilians and government personnel. Somali rebels fighting African Union peacekeepers are using many of these weapons that have disappeared from Libyan depots.  Is this a function of the new Libyan regime or is this a result of the chaos that has engulfed the African nation?

Latin American expert Roger Noriega joins Frank to shed light on recent developments within the region.  People are suspicious that a “cracker jack” police force in Venezuela was able to catch the kidnapping ring that abducted National’s catcher Wilson Ramos. Was the police in on the kidnapping in order to project the ability to go after kidnappers which has become a growing business? Hugo Chavez has not been responding well to his cancer treatment and therefore many feel he will be out of the picture within the next six months. What will happen to Venezuela once Chavez is gone? Who will take the reins of the country and how will that impact American security?

Dr. Michael Mandelbaum, professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, speaks on his book “The Frugal Superpower” and if it is possible for a superpower to be frugal.  Americans who are getting less from their government and giving more to it will become less receptive to America’s global role. Yet, in times like these it is important for America to project global influence and keep threats away from our shores and the shores of our allies. If America doesn’t take the global leadership role, who will and what implications will that have for American security and democracy overall?  America cannot close itself off and forget about its foreign responsibilities because the economy is slow. This type of nearsightedness will result in threats rising throughout the globe, threats to American interests and the security of our allies. America can continue with its global leadership by being smart about where we put our resources as well as the amount and type of resources we provide. Removing troops from Afghanistan and Iraq will enable America to more adequately counter the Iranian threat in the region. America must continue its global leadership.

Weekly Asian specialist Gordon Chang gives his insights on President Obama’s initiatives at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Honolulu. Countries within the region are turning to the United States and not China for economic partnership because the Chinese trajectory seems to be going in the wrong direction. This cooperation is between nine or ten nations embarking on a free trade agreement, without involving the Chinese. What does this mean for the Chinese economy? The Obama Administration seems to be finally taking notice of Chinese influence and is taking steps to counter that influence through this Free Trade Agreement. Is the Obama Administration’s posture towards China reliable?  The Air-Sea Battle Initiative is in response to the Chinese military buildup and the Pentagon now sees what the Chinese are trying to do and the comments they are making about engaging in war with America. The Pentagon is preparing conventional forces for any future conflicts with China, but how will slashing the defense budget affect that preparation? America needs to bulk up its military force in response to China’s claims of taking land they perceive as their own from countries that are allies with the United States. Cutting the Pentagon’s budget at this point is reckless. Australia has allowed the U.S. to establish a base in response to the Chinese threat.

 

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Peter Pham, Jonathan Schanzer, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Diana West

May 5th, 2011 ·

Osama bin Laden may be dead, but al-Qaeda is still alive, Peter Pham analyzes their affiliates from Ethiopia to Algeria that are still fully functional. Jonathan Schanzer explains Hamas’s struggle to create a Palestinian state and what that means to Israeli and American security. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas talks about the Department of Justice turning a blind eye to the threat of terrorist aide here in the United States. Diana West of Team B gives her view of Obama’s submission to Sharia by giving bin Laden, the poster child for the perversion of Islam, a proper Islamic burial.

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Peter Pham, Michael Rubin, Christian Whiton, Francisco Canseco

April 29th, 2011 ·

The Frank Gaffney Show weekend edition Hour 1

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Peter Pham, Gal Luft, Buck McKeon, Bill Gertz

April 1st, 2011 ·

The Frank Gaffney Show Weekend - Hour 3

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Peter Pham, Seth Leibsohn, Buck McKeon, Bill Gertz

April 1st, 2011 ·

Who are these Libyan rebels that we may give weapons to?  It's the question everyone is asking and Peter Pham of the Atlantic Council gives the most detailed answer on the airwaves as well as an update on Sudan and clarity on the Ivory Coast.  Seth Leibsohn, co-author of The Fight of Our Lives with Bill Bennett gives a wake up call for America on Radical Islam.  Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Buck McKeon offers a unique perspective on the President's war in Libya and sober account of America's defense posture in terms of funding.  Bill Gertz wraps up with all things national security Inside the Ring.

Tags: Bill Gertz · Peter Pham · Seth Leibsohn · Buck McKeon

Gordon Chang, Peter Pham, Jim Hanson

December 29th, 2010 ·

On today's show, Frank is joined by Gordon Chang of Forbes.com, Dr. Peter Pham of World Defense Review, and Jim Hanson of Bigpeace.com.

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Congressman Pete Hoekstra, Christian Adams, Pat Cadell, Peter Pham

November 26th, 2010 ·

Today on Secure Freedom Radio with Frank Gaffney, Frank and Congressman Pete Hoekstra discuss the new START Treaty and restarting the relationship with Russia. Next, Frank and Christian Adams discuss the Obama Administration turning a blind eye to what new Black Panther members were doing to intimidate voters. Next, Frank and Pat Cadell discuss what it meant for the Republican cause that they failed to have a strategy on national security this past election. Finally, Frank and Peter Pham discuss what is coming in Sudan and what it might mean for all of us.

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