Archive for the 'Victor Davis Hanson' Category

BING WEST, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs

  • Maliki's sectarianism as the root of the Iraq crisis 
  • Prospects for Sunni and Shiite infighting during a potential lull in fighting over Ramadan
  • Obama's perspective on America's appropriate role in the world: a regional power? 
  • The distancing of the military from the Obama White House

STEVEN GROVES, Heritage Foundation:

  • Questions over the timing of the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala by U.S. special forces
  • Hillary Clinton, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and attempts to limit the First Amendment

JOHN HAYWARD, staff writer at Human Events:

  • The invasion of the US border and the "Children Crusade"--why are parents sending their children unaccompanied through Central America to the United States?
  • Evidence suggesting the Obama Administration and the Department of Homeland Security expected the current surge of minor illegal immigrants, and the federal government's need to house and care for them
  • Displacing effect on American workers of the immigration visa program

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution:

  • A comparison of the immigration views of Eric Cantor and the new House Republican Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy
  • The moral and practical issues associated with amnesty and the "New Children's Crusade"
  • What really led the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq?

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VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, analyzes current events in the Middle East, including the Syrian chemical weapon attacks, Israel's status, the ongoing violence in Egypt, and Turkey's relationship with the region.

CLAUDIA ROSETT, journalist in residence at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, examines the situation in Syria and the lack of a UN response, as well as the absence of Samantha Power at this critical time.

HAROLD RHODE, of the Gatestone Institute, talks about Turkish Prime Minister Erodgan's statements about democracy and ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, US support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and US involvement in Syria.

GORDON CHANG, of World Affairs Journal and Forbes, discusses China's aggressive nature with the territorial grab in the Pacific Ocean and the creation of a new anti-satellite satellite.

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VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, author of new book Savior Generals, gives his analysis on many of today’s hottest topics including General Petraeus, Benghazi, Syria and finally he gives his impressions on Turkey.

CHRIS CRANE, ICE Union chief, talks about the way the Obama administration is preventing ICE agents from enforcing Congressionally-approved laws, which has led the group to file a lawsuit against the government.

BILL GERTZ, Washington Free Beacon, Senior Editor and Washington Times National Security Editor, discusses the Air Forces relief of 17 nuclear key holders as well as discusses Chinese espionage in the US and the ongoing problems in Libya.

FAITH MCDONNELL, of the Institute of Religion and Democracy, talks about the Obama’s administration’s recent invitation to Sudanese war-criminal Dr.Nafie Ali Nafie to come visit the U.S. and hold talks with President Obama.

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VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, of the Hoover Institute, postulates why Obama is changing over 65 years of American foreign policy to remove the US from its preeminent place in international relations, and explains the reasoning behind Obama's progressive move to cut defense spending to fund entitlement programs.

AMB. JOHN BOLTON, former US ambassador to the UN, analyzes the fallout from Chuck Hagel's Senate hearing, and explains that nuclear deterrence won't work against an enemy who believes that such destruction would lead to paradisaical glory.

MICHAEL RUBIN, from the American Enterprise Institute, explains how Egypt is on the brink of becoming a failed state, how Turkey is not an American ally, and how Al Qaeda has planted its roots in the Syrian rebellion leading to disastrous consequences for Israel no matter the outcome of the current conflict.

GORDON CHANG, from, interprets the war-talk coming from Chinese officials, combined with recent increased isolation in Tibet, and aggression over disputed islands as a warning to America of China's desire for a war in the near future.

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FRED GRANDY of the Center for Security Policy gives his weekly wrap-up which included the Muslim Brotherhood's penetration of the Obama Administration.

Former CIA director JIM WOOLSEY discusses the intelligence leaks and how they undermine US security at home and abroad.

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON explains why Obama feels it his responsibility to take the US down a few notches while giving US resources to other nations.

Washington Times journalist BILL GERTZ takes us inside the ring to discuss China's growing military aggression towards its neighbors.

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With Admiral James Ace Lyons, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, Victor David Hanson, and Gordon Chang

·         Former U.S. Navy Commander ADMIRAL JAMES ACE LYONS discusses LOST and why the United States should not support the treaty.

Congress Needs to Tell the Law of the Sea to Get Lost

·         DR. ZUHDI JASSAR of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy discusses his new book A Battle for the Soul of Islam, and how the United States should approach the threat of Islamism.

A Battle for the Soul of Islam

·         VICTOR DAVIS HANSON of the Hoover Institute analyzes Obama’s national security policies and how his weak stance on defense emboldens terrorists to attack the United States.

Two, Three, Many Obamas

·         Asian expert GORDON CHANG analyzes the growing relationship between China and Russia; in particular China’s buying of technology from Russia to make weapons.

A New China-Russia Axis?

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Victor David Hanson weighs in on the President’s State of the Union speech, specifically focusing on the question of whether or not the U.S.  is really on a decline, or as the President put it “anyone who thinks that the United States is on a decline knows nothing.” Hanson then evaluates the current defense budget cuts by the current administration. Is it really a wise way to reduce the deficit? Can the U.S. maintain its military superiority? Can our allies trust and depend on us? Do we owe them any responsibilities?

Walter Pincus sits with Frank to evaluate and analyze the reliability and dependability of the Predator,Reaper and other unmanned vehicles that the government is spending billions on. Are they really reliable and dependable? Who is responsible for the lack of quality control of such important vehicles used to fight one of the most important wars for America? How does China play a role in this issue?

Retired Lt. Genral Jerry Boykin talks about the recent raid in Somalia by the Navy Seals. Should the United States troops be involved in such missions; and how would the recent defense budget cuts affect such operations? Is lily pad strategy the right solution to these dilemmas?

According to President Obama’s State of the Union address, “our ties to the Americas are deeper… anyone who tells you that America is in decline or that our influence has waned, doesn’t know what they’re talking about. ” In 2011 Iran has enjoyed more influence in Latin America than ever. In recent years (since 2005) Iran has expanded and intensified the relations and mainly their cooperation among some Latin American countries, such as Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Brazil. Roger Noriega addresses these situations and provides a deeper analysis about the situation in Latin America, the influence of Iran with special concern in Venezuela and Brazil, and the United States role as in all of these.

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Early this morning, news emerged that one of the proponents of the Fort Hood shootings and the 2009 “underwear bomber” Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in a CIA drone bombing in Yemen. Will the death of this US-born cleric bring an end to an era or will other jihadists finally emerge? Tom Trento of the United West discusses with Frank how the United States government is finally going after Americans who have acted against the Constitution. Although his death is a great success for the US, it also revealed that al-Awlaki was merely an actor in a network of jihadists and that we should prepare ourselves for more in the future. Only by attacking the theological system of Sharia can the United States win the War on Terror. It is also vital that the leaders of the US government understand the need for better training for FBI agents and intelligence officers. Instead of crippling them with political correctness, we ought to give them the tools to defend the United States’ Constitution.

What starts and ends wars in the Middle East? The famed historian and the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Victor Davis Hanson continues today’s show answering the question of a possible war between Israel and it neighbors in the region. The situation for Israel is looking more and more hostile than it has in the last thirty years, as former allies to Israel such as Turkey are angling for more confrontation. Although there were major conflicts in 1973, 1982, and 2006 in the Middle East, what stopped them from turning into full-blown wars? Hanson states that a strong stance from the US blocked the region from turning totally volatile. However, all this has changed due to Obama’s weak Middle Eastern policy. Thus, it is only a matter of time before things turn sour for Israel and the United States under Obama’s leadership will be unable to step in to stop it.

Regular guest at Secure Freedom Radio and our resident expert on Latin American affairs, Roger Noriega of AEI shares novel news of Hugo Chavez’s cancer treatments. While the state sponsored press says he is on the upswing, Noriega’s sources continue to confirm that Chavez is not responding well to chemotherapy. Therefore, it is imperative that the United States prepares for a post-Chavez world and the opportunities it will open for possible democracy in Venezuela. Additionally, if Roberta Jacobson officially assumes the head of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs in the Department of State, then what will her leadership mean for foreign policy in Venezuela and Mexico? As a career foreign service officer, she was in charge of the delivery of US assistance to Mexico. While it is important to continue such trends, Noriega argues that as head of the Bureau she should start treating Venezuela as a priority for intelligence collection.

National Security Writer for the Washington Times, Bill Gertz continues the discussion of the US airstrike that killed al-Awlaki and its implications for US national security. The strike in Yemen was carried out by a joint special operations and CIA effort that had been targeting him since May. Gertz also shares with Frank the story of a senior Pentagon official who criticized retiring chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mullen, for speaking the truth about Pakistan’s involvement in past terrorist attacks. This official stated that the intelligence was not clear on the matter and it was not Adm. Mullen’s place to speak on such a topic. Instead of condemning ISI’s actions, the US Department of State is working towards appeasing Pakistan by decreasing the number of drone attacks.

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The Frank Gaffney Show Weekend - Hour 2

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Victor Davis Hanson, author of Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome,” discusses the president’s address at the national Defense University, along with the administrations engagement with foreign countries as well as America’s enemies. Christian Whiton analyzes the Obama policy regarding Libya as well as speculating on Senator Dick Durbin’s hearing regarding Islam in America.

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