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With Joe Bosco

September 5th, 2019 ·

JOE BOSCO, Former China Country Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Member of the U.S.-China task force at the Center for National Interest:

  • The character of China at the moment
  • Implications of China’s “One country-two systems” theme
  • An overview of the Hong Kong protests
  • Lam reverses previous decision not to withdraw Extradition Bill


  • How the U.S. can discourage China from cracking down on protesters
  • Why engagement has been the focus of America’s China policy
  • Is the peaceful rise of China a myth?


  • Kissinger’s role in influencing U.S.-China relations
  • How can the U.S. better support the defense of Taiwan?
  • Consequences of Xi Jinping’s ambitions for Taiwan


  • The U.S. must commit to freedom for Hong Kong and Taiwan 
  • We must revise the standing U.S. policy regarding China

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With Diana West, Dr. Harold Rhode, Dakota Wood and Curtis Ellis

September 4th, 2019 ·

 DIANA WEST, Nationally syndicated columnist, Blogs at, Author of Death of the Grown UpAmerican Betrayal and Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy:

  • How brainwashing manifests itself in America today
  • The silencing of conservatives on social media
  • What Americans can do to counter attacks from the radical left

DR. HAROLD RHODE, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, Former Turkish Desk Officer at the US Department of Defense, Author of Modern Islamic Warfare: An Ancient Doctrine Marches On (2017):

  • Recent fire exchange between Hezbollah and Israel
  • How Trump’s sanctions are limiting Hezbollah’s abilities
  • Are we witnessing tectonic shifts in the Middle East?

DAKOTA WOOD, Senior Research Fellow for Defense Programs at the Heritage Foundation, Twenty-year career in the USMC, Former Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, Recently served as a strategist for the United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command:

  • Dissecting America’s current threat environment
  • Why embarking on a substantial and sustained modernization program is essential
  • Concerns over recent U.S.-Turkey agreement on Syria

CURTIS ELLIS, Senior Policy Advisory with America First Policies, Senior Policy Advisor with the Donald Trump Campaign:

  • Lam reverses previous decision not to withdraw Extradition Bill
  • An overview of China’s full spectrum warfare tactics
  • Xi Jinping’s aggressive policy agendas


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With Fred Fleitz, Doug Feith, Jessica Vaughan and Hans von Spakovsky

September 3rd, 2019 ·

FRED FLEITZ, President and CEO Center for Security Policy, Former CIA analyst, Former Chief of Staff for Amb. John Bolton in the State Dept., Author of The Coming North Korea Nuclear Nightmare: What Trump Must to Reverse Obama’s Strategic Patience (2018):

  • Iran refuses to cooperate with IAEA investigation of nuclear facility
  • Consequences if France provides extensive credit to Tehran
  • Ominous developments on the Persian peninsula

DOUG FEITH, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for National Security Strategies at the Hudson Institute, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (2001-2005):

  • Prospects for U.S.-Taliban peace talks
  • Should we be skeptical of the Taliban’s motives?
  • Dissecting the roots of anti-Semitism in the Arab world

JESSICA VAUGHAN, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, Former Foreign Service Officer with the State Department where she served in Belgium and Trinidad & Tobago:

  • Why sanctuary cities pose a danger to society
  • Lower courts continue to block President Trump’s sanctuary policies
  • Implications of number of Chinese students overstaying visas

HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, Former Member of the Federal Election Commission:

  • The presence of voter fraud in America
  • Why valid I.D.s are essential to the integrity of our voting system

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With Roger Robinson

August 30th, 2019 ·

ROGER ROBINSON, Co-Founded and presently Chairs the Prague Security Studies Group, President and CEO of RWR:

n  Insights gained from working under Chase Bank’s David Rockefeller

n  Implications of the financing of the Siberian gas pipeline

n  Western Europe’s former dependence on Soviet gas


n  The development of the Reagan strategy which took down the USSR

n  Why we must monitor China’s economic warfare activities

n  Dissecting the “China lobby”


n  Chinese efforts to recruit American investors

n  Consequences of Beijing’s surveillance state tendencies

n  The dangerous trend of investors becoming underwriters of our enemies


n  The importance of ensuring disclosure of material risks in our capital markers

n  What is the Thrift-Savings Plan?

n  Recommendations for how to most effectively counter communist China

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With Andy McCarthy

August 29th, 2019 ·

ANDY MCCARTHY: Contributing Editor of National Review, Senior Fellow at National Review Institute, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York:

  • Pinpointing the conspiracy theory distinction
  • The presumption of legitimacy and regulatory regarding official actions
  • Implications of the weaponization of U.S. agencies


  • Dissecting the key players in the anti-Trump conspiracy
  • The unethical effort to get Hillary Clinton elected
  • President Obama’s involvement in the Trump-Russia collusion investigation


  • Consequences of James Comey’s role in the Trump investigation
  • What is the “insurance policy”?
  • Did the FBI have a double standard in the Trump/Clinton investigations?


  • Do we adequately understand the threat Sharia supremacism poses to our country?
  • The growing repression of ideas in America
  • Dangers of the radicalization of the Left


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We Need More Kenny Bialkins

August 29th, 2019 ·

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

There’s no good time for our country to lose a man like Kenneth Bialkin.  This happens, however, to be a particularly bad moment, as the American Jewish community and Israel’s friends in this country of all faiths and political philosophies are in urgent need of a steady, experienced and respected leader.

Sadly, Kenny Bialkin’s recent passing deprives us of his passionate advocacy for what is best about this country and the Jewish State – their shared commitment to the exercise and defense of freedom. Today, this bond is under vicious assault, notably from anti-Semitic partisans intent on using economic weapons to delegitimize, weaken and ultimately destroy Israel.

Let’s pray that the goodness, decency and strategic acumen that informed Mr. Bialkin’s leadership of myriad organizations and his generous philanthropy that supported countless more will find new champions inspired by Kenny’s shining example.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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With David Goldman, Diana West, Kevin Freeman and Peter Pry

August 28th, 2019 ·

DAVID GOLDMAN, Author of How Civilizations Die, Best known for his series of essays in the Asia Times under the pseudonym Spengler:

  • Iranian proxies pose increasing threat to Israel in Syria
  • Dangerous implications of Tehran’s possible warhead capabilities
  • Why the absence of U.S. troops in the Middle East could be detrimental

DIANA WEST, Nationally syndicated columnist, Blogs at, Author of Death of the Grown UpAmerican Betrayal and Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy:

  • Dissecting the true narrative of America’s origin
  • Consequences of the radicalization of the Left
  • Online-extremism and the “After-Charlottesville” project
  • Ideological drivers behind the anti-Trump conspiracy

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Host of Economic War Room on TheBlaze TV, Author of “Game Plan” and “Secret Weapon”:

  • Are we still underwriting the growing threat from communist China?
  • Beijing’s penetration of our capital markets
  • How the “thrift-savings” plan has been funding Chinese activities
  • Implications of a no-deal Brexit

PETER PRY, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both Congressional Advisory Boards, Served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, the House Armed Services Committee, and the CIA:

  • Why does EPRI refuse to recognize the reality of the EMP threat?
  • The vulnerability of the U.S. electric grid
  • The significance of President Trump’s acknowledgement of the EMP threat

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With Dr. Jason Hill

August 27th, 2019 ·

DR. JASON HILL, Professor, Department of Philosophy at DePaul University, Author of We Have Overcome: An Immigrants Letter to the American People:

  • The perspective of a legal immigrant
  • What makes America great?
  • Dangers of the growing red-green axis in our country


  • Dissecting the notion that America is still a racist nation
  • Implications of identity politics in America
  • Countering the mainstream narrative of our founders


  • Consequences of cultural and economic jihadism in America
  • Prospects of the destruction of Western civilization
  • Radical organizations on college campuses


  • Why Israel has every right to defend itself
  • The significance of the U.S.-Israel partnership
  • Why we must remain wary of political correctness

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With Robert Charles, Gordon Chang, Peter Pry and Sam Faddis

August 26th, 2019 ·

With Robert Charles, Gordon Chang, Peter Pry and Sam Faddis

ROBERT CHARLES, Former Assistant Secretary of State at the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in the Bush Administration, Author of Eagles and Evergreens:

  • Xi’s militarization of the South China Sea
  • Why the U.S. government must avoid investing in anything tied to the Chinese Defense Industry
  • The advisability of Trump’s possible purchase of Greenland

GORDON CHANG, The Daily Beast contributor, Author of The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World, Latest book: Losing South Korea (2019):

  • Dissecting President Trump’s Beijing policy
  • Prospects for a successful U.S.-China trade deal
  • What would a U.S.-Japan trade deal mean for the Transpacific Partnership?

PETER PRY, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both Congressional Advisory Boards, Served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, the House Armed Services Committee, and the CIA:

  • The threat of North Korea’s EMP capabilities
  • Why EPRI refuses to recognize the true vulnerability of the U.S. electric grid
  • How President Trump can overcome resistance without the Department of Energy

SAM FADDIS, Former CIA Ops Officer, Spent twenty years as an Operations officer in the Middle East, South Asia and Europe, Former Candidate for Congress, Senior Subject Matter Expert at Axon/Lockheed Martin, Author of Beyond Repair: The Decline and Fall of the CIA (2009):

  • The reconfiguring of the traditional alliances
  • The impact of Saudi-Israeli-American cooperation in countering Iran
  • Consequences of Turkey and Qatar’s aggressive actions towards the U.S.

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With Peter Huessy, Stephen Blank, Yoram Ettinger and Charles Jacobs

August 23rd, 2019 ·

PETER HUESSY, Director for Strategic Deterrent Studies at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, Former Senior Defense Consultant at the National Defense University Foundation, Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council:

  • Beijing’s growing nuclear arsenal
  • Consequences of South Korea’s enabling of Pyongyang
  • The reality of the Chinese threat

STEPHEN BLANK, Senior Fellow for Russia at the American Foreign Policy Council, 26 Years of Experience as a professor of National Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute of U.S. Army War College:

  • Putin’s ‘Sky-fall nuclear powered cruise missile
  • Russia-China strategic partnership against the West
  • Dissecting Putin’s long-term agenda

AMB. YORAM ETTINGER, Former Minister for Congressional Affairs at Israel’s Embassy in DC Consultant to Israeli and US legislators:

  • The rise of anti-Semitism globally
  • Israel’s decision to ban Reps. Omar and Tlaib from entering the country
  • Implications of China investing in Israel

CHARLES JACOBS, President of American Anti-Slavery Group, President of Americans for Peace and Tolerance:

  • Analyzing Farrakhan’s hidden relationship
  • The current practice of slavery in Muslim lands

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