Archive for the 'Ralph Peters' Category

RALPH PETERS, retired US Lieutenant Colonel and New York Post Columnist, touches on an array of topics including; Bradley Manning, political correctness in the military, Nidal Hasan, and women in combat.

TOM DONNELLY, of AEI, examines the ongoing hollowing out of the military and the problems this is creating in the present and will create in the near future for American power.

DIANA WEST, author of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character, reflects on Extortion 17, which involved the deaths of 15 Navy Seals in 2011, and why she believes the government has been covering up the truth behind this tragic event for the past two years.

ROBERT ZUBRIN, author of Merchants of Despair and founder of Pioneer Astronautics, explores the issue of oil dependency, specifically pertaining to the feared attacks in Yemen on the oil infrastructure, OPEC control of the market, and the ease of converting American cars to multi-fuel vehicles

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RALPH PETERS, of The New York Post talks about his latest book “Hell Or Richmond”. He takes a look at the recent shake up of the political appointments of Susan Rice and Samantha Power and what this means for U.S. interests within the UN and abroad.

CAROLINE GLICK of the Center for Security Policy critiques President Obama's nomination of Samantha Power as US Ambassador to the UN in light of her past remarks about the possible need for military intervention in Israel.

ANDY McCARTHY, of National Review, takes a legal approach to explain the recent NSA collection while looking deeper at what is truly protected by the 4th Amendment.

JOSEPH SCHMITZ, of the Center for Security Policy and former Inspector General, examines some of the most interesting points from his latest book, The Inspector General Handbook, including the details behind his allegations that Obama and Clinton have made deliberate efforts to keep fully constituted Inspector Generals from being appointed to vacant positions for over 4 years.

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FRED GRANDY gives his weekly wrap-up which looks at the embassy attacks and how the Obama Administration has responded to them. He sees Obama’s foreign policy as giving the Islamists strength to attack American interests.

Former Army soldier RALPH PETERS comments on the turmoil in the middle east and north Africa continuing as protests rage in major cities, and discusses the drawdown in  Afghanistan criticizing both the Bush and Obama administration’s prosecution of the war. Recent anti-American outrage calls into question the future of Islam and highlights the failed foreign policy of the current administration towards the Muslim world, not to mention weakness towards Russia, Iran, and China.

NEIL MUNRO of The Daily Caller presents his views on current events in the Middle East and Obama’s policies towards the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamists that attacked Americans in Libya last week.

BILL GERTZ from the Washington Times discusses the China-Japan crisis in Asia and the potential that the US could be drawn in further.  Gertz discusses Panetta’s visit to China, the pivot to Asia, US treaty agreements with Japan and military buildup of the Chinese PLA.  Is the US pursuing a containment strategy against Beijing and seeking to balance China in the region?

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Lt. Col. (Ret.) Ralph Peters gives an in-depth analysis of the growing threat from Iran. The prospect of some country attacking Iran’s nuclear program is real and almost inevitable. If Israel were to attack Iran unilaterally, Iran would turn to Hezbollah in a counterattack against Israel and then could close the Strait of Hormuz eliciting global pressure against Israel. Israel has the military capability to start a war, but not finish it whereas American has the ability to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities cleanly and can win any conflict against Iran. A war would last a minimum 3-6 months, but with America achieving victory although Iran will inflict some damage to US forces.

Israel relinquished the Gaza Strip in 2005 allowing Hamas to gain control of this region by 2007. Hamas has been able to extend their terrorist activities into the Sinai Peninsula to a point where “Toyota pick-up trucks with machine guns in the back have replaced the camel in the region as the means of transportation for the Bedouin militias.” The radicalization of the populous within the Sinai has rapidly increased since the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. What impact will this have on Israeli security? Ehud Yaari gives his take on this growing threat and its implications beyond the Sinai.

Green-on-blue is a term used to describe Afghan security forces turning on and killing their Western trainers, mostly Americans. Diana West has uncovered over 50 cases of this horrific instance in the last 2 years. As a result of the most recent attack on French trainers, France has suspended their training operations in Afghanistan. It is the policy of both NATO and ISAF not to discuss this issue and essentially “cook the figures” in regard to this matter because they want the public to think the threat in Afghanistan has been mitigated. There are some politicians that do not want to admit there are serious security issues in Afghanistan because they want to push their own political agendas. Hear what else Diana West has to say about this grievous lapse in security.

Who is truly calling the shots in the Chinese government? There is a partial disintegration of China’s central government, giving rise to military officials making policy. China’s thoughts on the nature of warfare against the US are clear, they believe America is vulnerable to financial attacks. Yet on the other hand, China is becoming more dependent on US trade in light of the economic crisis in Europe therefore their economy is surviving on exporting products to America. There are plenty of countries that are willing to give money to the US, making China’s holding of American debt irrelevant. The question is, will China try to engage in economic warfare if given the opportunity? Listen to Gordon Chang’s analysis of the growing Chinese threat and how America can combat the “Red Dragon.”

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Over the weekend, the Taliban launched an attack on a US outpost in Afghanistan, injuring seventy-seven US troops. Author and Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs under Ronald Reagan, Francis “Bing” West joins Frank to discuss this attack on a small US outpost and how it exposes the weaponry inability of the Taliban to conduct a massive attack on or near major city. Mr. West, who just returned from a trip to Afghanistan, continues his segment enlightening us on the change in combat strategy occurring in Afghanistan. West also explains how Lieutenant General John Allen is focused on a “transition” strategy in which the US would turn the war over to Afghan forces, as opposed to General David Petraeus’s failed counterinsurgency strategy. Petraeus, West argues, came into Afghanistan with the idea that he could implement the same strategy that he used in Iraq. His focus on counterinsurgency was set up for failure, as West believes that only a shift to a big advisory effort would solve the problems in Afghanistan.

Next, Chairman of the “Hatikva Party” of the Knesset for the National Union, Physician and Professor Arieh Eldad gives us his take on the recent storming by protestors of the Israeli embassy in Egypt. He further explains how Egypt continues to pose a serious threat to Israeli national security and how Israel paid very dearly for the thirty-year peace agreement with Egypt in which they handed over the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt. Moreover, he expresses his fears that the Arab Spring might just be wishful thinking on the part of pro-democratic organizations, since most other organizations in the region do not want full democracy. Eldad also explains the extensive Islamization of Turkey and the threat it poses towards the democratic agenda of NATO and its allies.

Retired United States Lt. Col. Ralph Peters and author of the recent book, Lines of Fire, Ralph Peters talks about the profitable business of scare-mongering that has become quite influential in the years following the 9/11 attacks. He believes that Americans should have a healthy and balanced relationship between caution and paranoia in regards to a potential terrorist attack happening again in the United States. Like the battle that occurred after Pearl Harbor, Peters says the United States went to war with al Qaeda and fatally weakened the organization in the process. He expresses the need to knock off political correctness and establish a more realistic approach to national security. Peters and Frank have a friendly disagreement on the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Western World, as well as the threats that al Qaeda’s regional franchises present for the Middle East.

Writer at and resident China expert here at Secure Freedom Radio, Gordon Chang concludes today’s show examining the issues facing the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China. The new candidate for the Taiwanese presidency, Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party, if elected would move Taiwan further towards an official declaration of independence. He also enlightens us on the problems facing China’s currency manipulation. Chang expresses the need for the United States to increase pressure on Chinese currency manipulation since they have already conducted economic warfare on us. Moreover, Chang discusses with Frank the arms sales that China conducted with Qaddafi in July and August of this year. He states how this reflects badly on China in the international community.

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Ralph Peters analyzes the bin laden takedown and America’s continued support to Pakistan. Brigitte Gabriel explains the persecution of Christians in the Middle East at the hands of Sharia as well as the continued unrest in Syria. Clare Lopez enlightens us on the US/Pakistan relationship. Gordon Chang continues the analysis of the US/Pakistan alliance as well as the Chinese government’s promotion of national business while excluding foreign companies, yet pushing for more access to American markets.

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On today's show, Frank takes a look at America at war and U.S. power projection across the globe.  Lt. Col. (ret.) Ralph Peters and US Army Special Forces (ret.) bring an action packed combination of boots-on-the-ground experience and strategic expertise.  Ralph Peters is also the author of several best selling books, the latest of which is The Officer's Club.

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Today, Center for Security Policy Senior Fellow, Clare Lopez joins Frank to discuss what the CIA really knew about the Iranian nuke program before the infamous 2007 National Intelligence Estimate.  Then Matt Brodsky from the Jewish Policy Center updates us on Syria's dangerous behavior.  Next, Ralph Peters weighs in on Muslim violence against African Christians.  Finally, Gordon Chang of explains how the Chinese plan to make their currency replace the dollar.

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On today's show, Frank is joined by terrorism expert Patrick Poole, author and commentator Ralph Peters, and Washing Examiner National Security Correspondent Sara Carter.

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Former Israeli Ambassador, Yoram Ettinger discusses the myth of peace talks as Netanyahu prepares to visit D.C.  Elaine Donnelly, President of the Center for Military Readiness, takes on the practical implications of the prospects of a new social policy in the U.S. Military.  Lt. Col. Ret. Ralph Peters, author of The War After Armageddon, breaks down the strategic landscape of President Obama's Asia trip.  Patrick Poole breaks another story on Muslim Brotherhood penetration into the U.S. government.

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