Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Dr. Harold Rhode, Tom Popik and Robert Spalding

October 10th, 2019

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):

  • Erdogan launches attach on Kurdish forces
  • What motivated Trump to withdraw troops from Syria?
  • Why Turkey should no longer be considered a U.S. ally


  • An overview of the Sunni/Shia divide
  • Dissecting foreign influence in Syria
  • How ominous developments in Syria will implicate Israel

TOM POPIK, Chairman, President, Director and co-founder of the Foundation for Resilient Societies:

  • The vulnerability of the U.S. electric grid
  • The horrific consequences a blackout would have for society
  • Why all eyes should be on Northern California

ROBERT SPALDING, Former Special Assistant to the U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, Former Military Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations, Former Chief China strategist for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, Former Senior Defense Official and Defense Attache to China in Beijing, China, Former Senior Director for Strategic Planning at the National Security Council:

  • Trump resumes Huawei’s purchases of some U.S. telecommunications equipment
  • The moral cost of doing business with China
  • Xi Jinping’s global economic ambitions