Posted in Rep. Trent Franks, Rep. Thad McCotter, Rep. Todd Akin, Tim Brown, Tom McInerney, Rep. Steve King, Tom Trento, Trent Franks, Rep. Sue Myrick, Tony Blankley, Kevin Freeman, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Tod Lindberg on Jan 21st, 2021
GORDON CHANG, Contributor, Daily Beast, Author, “The Coming Collapse of China,” “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes the World” and “Losing South Korea," Twitter: @Gordongchang
- China's military and society are being reorganized - potentially to mobilize for mass war
- The Biden administration may continue President Trump's practice of increasing official relations with Taiwan
- Antony Blinken agreed with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo when he labeled China's treatment of the Uyghurs a genocide
TODD BENSMAN, Senior National Security Fellow, Center for Immigration Studies, former Department of Homeland Security official, Twitter: @BensmanTodd
- President Biden reversed Donald Trump's travel ban, or so-called "Muslim Ban, " on day one in office
- Todd Bensman: Upwards of 20 million illegal aliens may be given amnesty under Joe Biden's recent directive
- Biden's message to the world: If you can get to the US, either illegally or legally, you will eventually be granted amnesty
- With Trump gone, can we no longer rely on Latin American countries to prevent migrant caravans from going to the US southern border?
ILAN BERMAN, Senior Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council, Associated Faculty, Missouri State University's Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, Twitter: @ilanberman
- Ilan Berman's thoughts on President Biden possibly seeking to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: The writing has been on the wall for some time
- President Trump's legacy policies: The Trump administration spent four years building up America's ability to counter Iran. Will the Biden Administration leverage some of these capabilities when they eventually go back to the negotiating table?
- Taking stock of the Trump Admin's accomplishments: Rolling détente between Israel and much of the Middle East
KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy, Host, Economic War Room on TheBlaze TV, Author, “Game Plan” and “Secret Weapon," Twitter: @SecretWeaponUSA:
- Kevin Freeman: The US is about to go from a deficit of $20 trillion to $30 trillion in the blink of an eye
- Inflation is much higher 1%, could be upwards of 6%
- Freeman argues that the only reason the US Dollar has remained relatively untouched by mounting US Debt is because it is still recognized as the reserve currency of the world - will China change things?
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How can a government send its troops to fight an unconventional war against an unconventional enemy and then call them criminals for defending themselves? A Marine unit came under direct fire from al-Qaeda insurgents in the town of Haditha, Iraq and those insurgents were using a local house as their central command for this attack. The Marines were taking heavy casualties (7 KIA and 1 WIA) therefore they stormed the house and killed the insurgents, which is what they were trained to do, but unfortunately 3 civilians were killed in the process. Insurgents use civilians as human shields, which is a war crime itself, yet US troops are held accountable when those civilians become casualties of war. The Rules of Engagement are ambiguous at best when it comes to this situation so how can we question a split-second decision that is made in the heat of combat while your friends are being killed? US Army Sgt. Tim Sumner (Ret.) gives his take on the tragic outcome to this tragic event.
Congressman Todd Akin explains the separation of powers and the Constitutionally divided government of the United States, as well as how Obama is showing his willingness to ignore federal law and the Constitution. How can Congress stop this administration from hurting the US even more? Listen to the interview and found out how our military will be in bigger trouble if Obama gets his way.
The president is accelerating America’s retreat from the world stage and he is not passing the ball to another country, he is just dropping the ball and letting nations fend for themselves. The world has been a relatively peaceful place since America has taken the lead on global security and in order to maintain this level of peace America must stay in the lead. Our national debt will rise under the Obama Administration’s policies and we cannot attempt to offset these rising costs on the back of our national defense. The president wants to cut the DOD by over a trillion dollars, which in terms of defense is huge, but in terms of our overall deficit it is just a spit in the bucket. Tom Donnelly of AEI explains more in his interview with Frank.
Are young Americans ignorant to the threats their country faces? Ron Paul and people like him have a skewed idea of the threats that face America and therefore he cannot assume the role of Commander-in-Chief even if his domestic policies are sound. Liberals are making warfare political and therefore harder to win and that is the point of war. America will keep facing longer engagements and greater casualties because the Left tries to keep putting constraints on our brave men and women in uniform. Andy McCarthy gives a further analysis to this situation.
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Fred Grandy joins Frank to explain the Islamist agenda to suppress American liberties. There is an “unholy” alliance between the Egyptian military and the Muslim Brotherhood in which to create a Sharia compliant state and persecute those who do not adhere to this strict Islamic law. What does this mean for those who seek freedom in Egypt? Is this the future of the Arab Spring? Currently the U.S. aid is being used to buy weapons that are being used against minorities in Egypt. Will America keep giving money to these Sharia compliant regimes?
David Satter explains what is happening in Russia. The Russian people are sick and tired of the elite political party, the United Party, which has had their stranglehold over the people and the nation’s wealth. The United Party got less than 50% of voter support in recent elections showing Putin and his party that people will no longer tolerate the bribery, corruption and intimidation that have run rampant throughout Russia. Will Russia finally turn a corner towards true democracy or is this a hollow vote? What alternatives do the Russian people have? The Communist party has garnered more support in the wake of the United Party’s weakening, but will Russia fall back to Communism or is there no better option? Unfortunately, Vladimir Putin will be re-elected but his time of being unchallenged is over; what will this clash mean for Russian security?
Charles Jacobs visits Frank to explain the work being done in Nashville, Tennessee. Jacobs and his supporters work to combat the growing threat from radical Muslims within the United States. Jacobs works to vet and expose the stealth jihadists within the United States in hopes that liberal academics, politicians and other influential members of society will no longer bend over backwards to appease the ones who wish to either control or kill Americans. When will Americans open their eyes to the threat from the stealth jihad? Jacobs explains the increased hatred of Jews from the Muslim community, but notes that the American Jewish community has done little to combat this growing tide of anti-Semitism because they wish to be politically correct and not offend anyone even those who wish to kill them. Has political correctness gone too far? Which is more important, political correctness or security?
Rep. Todd Akin joins Fred Grandy inside the Cloakroom to discuss the defense cuts. Before the sequestration cuts, DOD has already cut somewhere between $450-$600 billion which is the equivalent of 45 aircraft carries. This is already a huge cut before the Pentagon even gets to the sequestration cuts. There is a false idea that these cuts take place in 2013 and therefore does not apply to security today. The military is already making cuts today, in anticipation for the cuts in 2013. The Navy will be decommissioning 50 ships, taking the number of available ships down to 290 ships. As recently as 1990, the Navy had almost doubled that number. Our military is about half of what it was in 1990, how can they provide adequate security? How can our navy patrol the globe with its size? 90% of all commerce travels through water therefore our navy must patrol the seas to provide security to those products. What can be done to help ensure national and global security? Is Obamacare and Entitlements more important than security?
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Posted in Bill Gertz, Rep. Todd Akin on Jul 23rd, 2010
Frank continues to inform us on the dramatic developments of the attempt to build a symbol of intolerance on the sacred site of Ground Zero in New York. Next, Congressman Todd Akin of the House Armed Services Committee joins Frank to discuss the tensions with China and North Korea in the Sea of Japan. Afterwards you'll hear about the Russian spies, the Washington Post intelligence exposé, Chinese commercial espionage, and the confirmation of the Director of National Intelligence nominee, Jim Clapper - all with Bill Gertz of the Washington times.
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