Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Jim Hanson, Diana West, Peter Pry and Russ Dallen

April 12th, 2017


JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President of the Center for Security Policy:

  • Russian knowledge of Assad’s use of chemical weapons
  • What comes next in Syria if Assad goes?
  • North Korea’s threat to take action against ‘reckless’ U.S. 

DIANA WEST, Author of Death of the Grown Up and American Betrayal:

  • Conservatives enthrallment with Vladimir Putin
  • Rex Tillerson’s visit to Moscow
  • Geert Wilders

PETER PRY, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum:

  • Texas Senate Bill 83 and protecting the Texas electric grid
  • The dubious results of a study done by the Electric Power Research Institute
  • Why electric utility companies seem indifferent about the threat to the electric grid is

RUSS DALLEN, President and Editor in Chief at the Latin American Herald Tribune:

  • House Foreign Affairs Western Hemisphere subcommittee hearing about Rosneft’s purchase of CITGO assets
  • Potential outcome of CFIUS review
  • President Maduro attacked by angry mob and pelted with eggs
  • Seven Wall Street firms purchasing PDVSA bonds

With Jim Hanson, Patrick Poole, Megan Oprea and Kevin Freeman 

April 11th, 2017

JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President of the Center for Security Policy:

  • Throwing out the old map 

PATRICK POOLE, National Security and Terrorism reporter at PJ Media:

  • ‘Known wolf’ Khalid Masood
  • How to deal with terrorism threat

MEGAN OPREA, Senior Contributor at The Federalist, Editor of INBOUND:

  • Donald Trump’s strike in Syria
  • How the U.S. should deal with Putin and Assad

KEVIN FREEMAN, Author of Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Took Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It Can Happen Again:

  • Why economic growth is essential for U.S. national security
  • Russian and Chinese economic warfare

With Jim Hanson, Gordon Chang, Bill Gertz and Steve Bucci

April 10th, 2017

JIM HANSON, Executive President of the Center for Security Policy:

  • Peace through strength

GORDON CHANG, Author of The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World:

  • Relationship between China and North Korea
  • Possible actions U.S. could take to end the nuclear threat from Pyongyang 

BILL GERTZ, Senior editor of the Washington Free Beacon:

  • Russian information warfare
  • Return of the Cold War?
  • Danger of ‘strategic patience’

STEVE BUCCI, Director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for National Security Policy at the Heritage Foundation:

  • ISIS Palm Sunday church bombing in Egypt
  • U.S. strike in Syria
  • What happens after ISIS is destroyed?

With Soeren Kern 

April 7th, 2017

SOEREN KERN, Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute:

  • Ramming attack in Stockholm
  • Horrific European rape epidemic 


  • Is it the fault of Western societies that Muslims are not assimilating?
  • The failure of multiculturalism


  • The doctrinal roots of large scale Muslim migration
  • Demographic jihad


  • No go zones in Berlin
  • Does the Muslim Brotherhood truly eschew violence?


  • Divisions in the Trump administration on radical Islam
  • National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster’s ideology
  • Likelihood of President Trump’s national security campaign promises being fulfilled

With Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC-3), Patrick Dunleavy, Richard Pollock, Fred Fleitz and Reggie Littlejohn

April 6th, 2017

REP. JEFF DUNCAN (SC-3), Member of the House Homeland Security Committee:

  • The meltdown in Venezuela
  • Implications of Rosneft acquiring PDVSA’s CITGO holdings
  • Muslim Brotherhood Designation Bill

PATRICK DUNLEAVY, Former Deputy Inspector General for the New York State Department of Corrections:

  • CAIR’s latest attempt to silence free speech
  • Westminster killer Khalid Masood
  • British task force to determine roots of radicalization in prisons

RICHARD POLLOCK, Senior Investigative Reporter at The Daily Caller:

  • Devin Nunes’ recusal from the Russian investigation
  • Susan Rice’s detailed intelligence spreadsheets
  • Were other Republican Presidential candidates also monitored by the Obama administration? 

FRED FLEITZ, Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Devin Nunes’ withdrawal from Russian investigation
  • Susan Rice’s lie about the Nunes revelations
  • Obama administration holdovers creating Trump policy

REGGIE LITTLEJOHN, Founder and President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers:

  • Femicide in China
  • Defunding UNSTA

With Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-2), Diana West, Roger Robinson and Jim Hanson

April 5th, 2017

REP. CHRIS STEWART (UT-2), Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence:

  • Were Susan Rice’s actions improper?
  • Russian influence operations

DIANA WEST, Author of Death of the Grown Up and American Betrayal:

  • Susan Rice’s political warfare
  • FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe
  • Chinagate

ROGER ROBINSON, Founder and President of RWR Advisory:

  • Foreign business interests that jeopardize national security
  • Chinese acquisition of Moneygram
  • How Russian oil firm Rosneft could buy U.S. energy sector
  • Reforming CFIUS

JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President of the Center for Security Policy:

  • Chemical weapons attack in Syria
  • Trump’s policy toward Assad
  • U.S.- China summit

With Chris Farrell, Stephen Coughlin, Russ Dallen and Frank Calzon  

April 4th, 2017


CHRIS FARRELL, Director of Investigations at Judicial Watch:

  • Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes and potentially John Brennan responsible for unmasking Trump transition officials
  • How sources and methods have been revealed throughout the Russia investigation
  • Hillary Clinton’s e-mails

STEPHEN COUGHLIN, author of Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad:

  • President el-Sisi’s visit with Trump
  • Why the Muslim Brotherhood should be designated a terrorist organization
  • Importance of the Explanatory Memorandum

RUSS DALLEN, President and Editor in Chief at the Latin American Herald Tribune:

  • Where things stand on the effort to disenfranchise the Venezuela parliament
  • The effect of the OAS going forward

FRANK CALZON, Executive Director at the Center for a Free Cuba in Washington, D.C.:

  • American intelligence sharing with Cuban spy agencies
  • S.-Cuba policy changes from Obama to Trump
  • Implications of opening a U.S. embassy in Havana

With Matt Brodsky, Michael Rowan, Gordon Chang and Dr. Jim Mitchell

April 3rd, 2017

With Matt Brodsky, Michael Rowan, Gordon Chang and Dr. Jim Mitchell

MATT BRODSKY, Senior Analyst in Wikistrat’s Analytic Community:

  • President al-Sisi’s visit to the White House
  • Saudi-Egyptian relations
  • Possible war between Hezbollah and Israel

 JIM MITCHELL, Key architect of the CIA’s Enhanced Interrogation Program:

  • The character of sharia supremacists
  • Did Salafists hijack Islam?
  • Should the President designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization?

GORDON CHANG, columnist, World Affairs Journal blogger, Contributor at The Daily Beast:

  • President Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit to Florida
  • Beijing’s militarization of Africa
  • China’s second evil child 

MICHAEL ROWAN, Columnist at El Universal and Veneeconomia:

  • The latest from Venezuela
  • Did Maduro actually back down?
  • How the U.S. government is responsible for propping up the Maduro regime

With Kevin Freeman, Paul Coyer, Lt. Gen. (Ret) Jerry Boykin and Elaine Donnelly

March 31st, 2017

KEVIN FREEMAN, Founder of, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Chinese penetration of the U.S. aviation sector
  • How Beijing uses Hollywood for propaganda
  • S. technology transfer to Russia through Skolkovo

PAUL COYER, Contributor at, Research Professor at the Institute of World Politics:

  • Venezuela ‘coup’
  • Conditions on the ground
  • Iranian, Cuban, Russian and Chinese support for the Maduro regime

GEN. (RET) JERRY BOYKIN, Executive Vice President of the Family Research Council, Served as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence:

  • Shadow government undermining the President
  • Michael Flynn’s immunity request
  • Muslim Brotherhood terrorist designation

ELAINE DONNELLY, Founder and President of Center for Military Readiness:

  • Jim Webb and the heckler’s veto
  • Pregnancy rates in the U.S. Navy
  • Marine photo scandal

With Andy McCarthy, Hans Von Spakovsky, Dan Kochis and Fred Fleitz  

March 31st, 2017


ANDY MCCARTHY, Contributing Editor of National Review, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York:

  • Hawaii Judge Watson’s extension of travel ban block
  • Hamas’ plans to rebrand itself
  • Violent and pre-violent jihad

HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, Senior Legal Fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies:

  • Latest Trump ‘travel ban’ block
  • Civil rights Division in the Department of Justice 

DAN KOCHIS, Policy Analyst in European Affairs at the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at the Heritage Foundation:

  • Turkey’s relationship with NATO
  • Meeting between Merkel and Trump
  • The beginning of Brexit 

FRED FLEITZ, Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy, former CIA analyst:

  • Senate Intelligence Committee Leaders comments about Russian investigation
  • Nunes’ whistleblower source
  • Former Obama official Evelyn Farkas’ disclosure on MSNBC