Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Bruce Bechtol, Michel Gurfinkiel, Bill Roggio

July 25th, 2014

Representative ADAM KINZINGER (IL-16):
  • The need for Hamas to accept Israel's right to exist before a long-term peace agreement can be reached
  • A comparison of Russian aggression to that of pre-WWII Germany
  • Congressional efforts to stop the controversial sale of French amphibious assault ships to Russia
  • Extent of the dangers the electric grid faces from man-made and naturally occurring threats

BRUCE BECHTOL, author of "North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-Un Era":

  • New court ruling that found North Korea has provided material support to Hezbollah's attacks on Israel
  • Whereabouts of a North Korean ship acting suspiciously in the Gulf of Mexico, and the potential implications for US national security
  • The status of inter-state trade relations in East Asia

MICHEL GURFINKIEL, President of Jean Jacques Rousseau Institute:

  • Differences between French and American perspectives on the Israeli-Hamas conflict
  • Anti-Semitic riots in France in response to Israeli strikes on Gaza
  • Immigration's impact on France's demographics

BILL ROGGIO, The Long War Journal:

  • Pros and cons of pursuing a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel
  • Benefits Hamas' public image has received from the media coverage of Israeli air strikes
  • Status update on the Islamic State, and predictions on what is coming next as battle lines in Iraq begin to stabilize
  • Rising Taliban activity in Afghanistan as US military influence declines