Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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Jason Black, Roger Noriega, Rep. John Fleming, Gordon Chang

July 14th, 2014

JASON BLACK, grid expert at Battelle Memorial Institute:

  • The vulnerabilities to and challenges of protecting the electrical grid
  • Steps that comprise a "holistic approach" to strengthening the security of the grid

ROGER NORIEGA, American Enterprise Institute:

  • Electrical grid incidents in Mexico and Arizona
  • How the Guatemalan and Mexican governments have played a role in the invasion of the southern U.S. border
  • Brazil's embarrassing loss in the World Cup and how it's contributing to political upheaval in the country
  • The current BRIC summit in Brazil and the challenges these economies face
Rep. JOHN FLEMING (LA-4), member of the House Armed Services Committee and former U.S. Navy Medical Officer: 
  • Hamas rocket attacks on Israel
  • The Caliphate newly established by the Islamic State
  • 1 Trillion in cuts to U.S. defense capability in the past five years
  • Missile defense and nuclear posture 
  • A surprising US agreement to collaborate with China on smart grid technology 
  • Implications of Chinese giant Alibaba's initial public offering for U.S. investors
  • Evidence of internal strife within the Chinese government