Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Peter Huessy, Bill Gertz and Daniel Gallington

September 29th, 2017

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

  • Why the collapse of our electric grid would be catastrophic
  • Potential threat from two North Korean satellites currently in orbit
  • EMP Commission’s findings on Pyongyang-Moscow partnership
  • Why the EMP Commission should become a Presidential Commission

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

  • Why regime change in North Korea is necessary
  • Are economic sanctions enough to push China in the right direction?

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon, Inside the Ring Columnist at the Washington Times, Author of “iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age”:

  • What role is China playing in enabling the threat from North Korea?
  • Xi Jinping’s ‘Magic Weapons’ operation
  • How our adversaries subverting our government from within
  • U.S. Naval power in the South China Sea 

DANIEL GALLINGTON, Senior Policy and Program Advisor at the George C. Marshall Institute, Served in senior national security policy positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of Justice and as bipartisan counsel for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence:

  • The status of the U.S. nuclear deterrence capabilities
  • Why a serious injection of resources must be allocated to our nuclear infrastructure
  • Russian collusion in the 2016 Presidential election?

With Frank Gaffney, Matthew Brodsky, Robert Spencer and Fred Fleitz

September 28th, 2017

FRANK GAFFNEY, Founder, President & CEO of Center for Security Policy:

  • The Congressional EMP threat commission  
  • Why the Military and general population depend on the civilian grid
  • Recommendations to secure our gridswitch 

MATTHEW BRODSKY, Senior Fellow, Security Studies Group, Senior Analyst in Wikistrat’s Analytic Community, Former Director of Policy for the Jewish Policy Center for Security Policy:

  • The recent referendum for Kurdish independence
  • Consequences of supported an Iraqi central government
  • Why we need to gain leverage with the Kurdish people

ROBERT SPENCER, Director of Jihad Watch, Weekly Columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine:

  • Dangers of Sharia blasphemy restrictions
  • The nature and magnitude of the Jihad threat
  • How free speech serves as the frontline for counter-jihad action 

FRED FLEITZ, VP for Policy and Programs at Center for Security Policy, Former CIA Analyst, Former Chief of Staff for Amb. John Bolton in the State Department:

  • What is a ‘clean decertification’ of the Iran Deal
  • Why President Trump should abide by Amb. John Bolton’s plan to withdraw from the JCPOA
  • Why the U.S. should sanction European companies who aid Iran 

With Tom Popik, Suzanne Scholte, Michael Cutler and Diana West

September 27th, 2017

THOMAS POPIK, Chairman, President, Director and Co-Founder of the Foundation for Resilient Societies:

  • Reality of North Korean Electro-Magnetic Pulse threat
  • The importance of making the U.S. electric grid resilient
  • Consequences of Pyongyang’s hydrogen bomb detonation claim

SUZANNE SCHOLTE, President of the Defense Forum Foundation, Chairman of the North Korea Freedom Coalition:

  • Why we must be worried about technology proliferation in North Korea
  • Can Kim Jong Un be deterred?
  • How defectors can help initiate regime change in Pyongyang

MICHAEL CUTLER, Retired Senior Special Agent of the Former Immigration and Naturalization Services, Host of the radio show “The Michael Cuter Hour” on Friday evenings on BlogTalk Radio:

  • Recent updates to President Trump’s travel moratorium
  • Why a much more vigorous vetting system is necessary
  • How California is aiding and encouraging illegal immigration 

DIANA WEST, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Blogs at, Author of Death of the Grown Up and American Betrayal:

  • Details on Judge Roy Moore
  • What is the ‘Trump Agenda’ and how is it being subverted from within?
  • Significance of President Trump’s immigration moratorium
  • The rise of the ADF party in Germany

With Seth Cropsey, Faith McDonnell, Gordon Chang and Kevin Freeman

September 26th, 2017

SETH CROPSEY, Senior Fellow and Director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for American Seapower, Former Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy in Reagan and Bush Administrations, Author of Seablindness: How Political Neglect is Choking American Seapower and What to do About It (August 2017):

  • Update on the U.S. Navy’s 7thFleet
  • What does certification of fleets entail?
  • How sequestration cuts have stretched Navy resources
  • Recommendations for Military resource allocation

FAITH MCDONNELL, Director of Religious Liberty Programs at the Institute on Religion and Democracy, Director of the Church Alliance for a New Sudan:

  • Devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria
  • Why does President Trump’s revised travel ban exclude Sudan?
  • Sudan’s ‘Charm Offenses’
  • Dangers of cooperating with the Khartoum government

GORDON CHANG, columnist, World Affairs Journal Blogger, The Daily Beast contributor:

  • North Korea’s claim that President Trump declared war via Twitter
  • Are intensified economic sanctions on Pyongyang and its allies enough to deter the threat?
  • China’s continued proliferation of material for nuclear programs 

KEVIN FREEMAN, Author of Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It Can Happen Again (2012), Founder of, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • How countries are attempting to supplant the U.S. dollar
  • Saudi Arabia and the oil market  

With Doug Feith and Clare Lopez

September 25th, 2017


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

  • Election results in Germany
  • How extremist groups can take the place of non-bigoted nationalists
  • The upcoming referendum on Kurdish independence 


  • What would happen after the referendum passes?
  • Why have the Turks always been opponents of Kurdish sovereignty?
  • Can Turkey under Erdogan still be considered an ally?
  • The effectiveness of NATO- countries with shared principles

CLARE LOPEZ, VP for Research & Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, Former CIA Clandestine Officer:

  • Why President Trump should not recertify Iran as compliant in JCPOA
  • Iran’s clandestine nuclear weapons programs
  • The latest supplements to the travel moratorium


  • The leading edge of civilization Jihad
  • Recent OSCE conference and Sharia blasphemy restrictions
  • How Canada’s M103 and the United States’ PL115-5 act as precursors to free speech restrictions
  • The rise of Germany’s ‘ADF’ party

With Rick Fisher, Bill Gertz, Liz Yore and Trevor Loudon

September 22nd, 2017

RICK FISHER, Senior Fellow, Asian Military Affairs at the International Assessment and Strategy Center, Former Consultant on PLA issues for the Congressionally chartered U.S. China Security and Economic Review Commission:

  • How the Chinese are enabling the Pyongyang threat to the U.S.
  • The dangers of an atmospheric nuclear test from North Korea
  • Are economic sanctions enough to garner support from Beijing? 

BILLL GERTZ, Senior editor at the Washington Free Beacon, Inside the Ring Columnist at The Washington Times, Author of iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age:

  • Law-fare tactics and the South China Sea
  • Is Beijing calling the shots on North Korea’s actions?
  • Recent U.S. fleet collisions and possible interference

ELIZABETH YORE, Attorney and International Child Rights Advocate, Head of “End FGM Today”:

  • Significance of the ‘End FGM Today’ campaign
  • Over half a million girls at risk for Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S.
  • The recent federal case Michigan doctor
  • Why FGM is not simply a practice of religious freedom

TREVOR LOUDON, Creator of the new documentary The Enemies Within (Out September 2016), Author of Barack Obama and the Enemies Within (2011) andThe Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress:

  • Tracing the history of Antifa
  • Senate Joint Resolution 47 and the revoking of free speech
  • Dangers of the red-Green Axis

With Fred Fleitz, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff and Claudia Rosett

September 21st, 2017

FRED FLEITZ, Senior VP for Policy and Programs at CSP, Former CIA Analyst, Former Chief of Staff for Amb. John Bolton in the State Department:

  • President Trump’s address to the United Nations
  • The future of the Iran Nuclear Deal
  • John Bolton’s alternative plan to JCPOA

ELISABETH SABADITSCH-WOLFF, Advisor to the Board, Burgerbewegung Pax Europa (a German human rights NGO), Encounter Truth Inc. (Coming soon):

  • The OSCE and the fight for freedom of speech
  • Sharia blasphemy restrictions in Austria

CLAUDIA ROSETT, Foreign Affairs Columnist at, Blogs at “The Rosett Report” at PJ Media:

  • President Trump’s speech at U.N. delivers on all fronts  
  • How Trump’s speech was received by other nations
  • Is the U.N. an effective tool in benefitting U.S. interests? 


  • Why North Korea should be thrown out of the U.N.
  • The recent U.N. security council resolution’s response to Pyongyang aggression
  • Why sanctions cannot be effective without enforcement

With Diana West, Ken Timmerman, Joe diGenova and Caroline Cox

September 20th, 2017

DIANA WEST, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Blogs at, Author of Death of the Grown Up and American Betrayal:

  • President Trump’s comments at the U.N.
  • Benefits of sovereign nations vs. collective world government
  • The difference between ‘America first’ and ‘American exceptionalism’
  • Is the U.N. reform-able?

KEN TIMMERMAN, President and CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran, Author of Deception: The Making of the YouTube Video Hillary and Obama Blamed for Benghazi, Author of Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi, Nationally recognized investigative reporter:

  • The imminent threat from Tehran
  • President Trump speaks boldly regarding Iran’s oppressive regime
  • The future of the JCPOA
  • Rex Tillerson’s meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister
  • The Kurdish independence referendum   

JOE DIGENOVA, Founding Partner of the Washington, D.C. Law Firm of DiGenova & Toensing, LLP, Former U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, Former Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the Senate Rules Committee, Former Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary, Governmental Affairs and Select Intelligence Committees:

  • National Security staff under Susan Rice wiretaps American citizens
  • The abuse of foreign intelligence under the Obama Administration

CAROLINE COX, Member of the British House of Lords, Founder and President of Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, Co-President of Jerusalem Summit, Director of the Educational Research Trust, the Andrei Sakharov Foundation and the Centre for Social Cohesion:

  • The ideology behind the global Jihadist movement
  • Civilization Jihad as a precursor to violence
  • The inculcating of Sharia supremacism through social media  
  • The radicalization of mosques in Britain

With Brett Schaefer, Michael Pregent, Shoshana Bryen and Kevin Freeman

September 19th, 2017

BRETT SCHAEFER, Jay Kingham Senior Research Fellow in International Regulatory Affairs at the Heritage Foundation, Member of Mont Pelerin Society:

  • President Trump’s speech at the full General Assembly
  • A return to a national interest foreign policy under President Trump
  • Should the U.N. be viewed as a solution to global problems?
  • Rex Tillerson’s performance as Secretary of State

MICHAEL PREGENT, Visiting Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, Executive Director of Veterans Against the Iran Deal:

  • Upcoming Kurdish Referendum for Independence
  • The IRGC is primary reason for seeking control in Iraq
  • What would a separate Kurdish state look like?
  • How the Kurds have been an effective ally in the defeat of ISIS

SHOSHANA BRYEN, Senior Director of the Jewish Policy Center, Former Senior Director for Security Policy at JINSA:

  • How the Kurds serve as Israel’s ally in the MENA region
  • Iranian proxies’ takeover of the Shiite government of Iraq
  • Have Israeli red lines in Syria been breached?  

KEVIN FREEMAN, Author of Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack (2013), Founder of, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Host of Economic War Room (Coming to The Blaze soon):

  • Threats to the U.S. Dollar’s status as the reserve currency of the world
  • Concerted effort by Russia and China to diminish U.S. purchasing power
  • Absurdity of Venezuela’s claim to not use U.S. dollar

With Gordon Chang, Frank Calzon, Brad Owens and Daniel Perkins

September 18th, 2017

GORDON CHANG, Columnist, World Affairs Journal Blogger, the Daily Beast Contributor:

  • The General Assembly meeting
  • Are military options against North Korea still on the table?
  • Pyongyang’s ballistic missile tests over Japan
  • China continues to threaten India’s Northeast

FRANK CALZON, Executive Director at the Center for a Free Cuba in Washington D.C., Former DC Representative to Freedom House:

  • Sonic weapon attack at U.S. embassy in Cuba
  • What is the extent of the Castro regime’s involvement in the embassy attack?  
  • Hurricane Irma’s devastation in Havana

BRAD OWENS, Torres Advanced Enterprise Solution Employee:

  • The Clinton State Department’s refusal to provide adequate security for diplomats in Libya
  • Details on Benghazi terrorist attack
  • Why serious resources must be allocated to post-conflict zones 

DAN PERKINS, Author of The Brotherhood of the Red Nile:

  • Moscow-Beijing-Pyongyang relations
  • Will a blockade of North Korea be effective?