Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With James Fanell

October 13th, 2020

JAMES FANELL, Retired from US Navy in 2015 concluding 30 year career as a naval intelligence officer specializing in Indo-Asia Pacific security affairs with an emphasis on the Chinese Navy, Assignments included tours as the Assistant Chief of Staff for intelligence for the U.S. Seventh Fleet aboard the USS Blue Ridge, the Office of Naval Intelligence China Senior Intelligence Officer, etc., Former National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University:

  • The current state of Chinese-Taiwanese relations
  • A crackdown on the lives of Taiwan's citizens

(PART TWO):

  • Is Taiwan prepared for a potential Chinese military invasion?
  • Dual-use airlift capabilities of the People's Liberation Army
  • Does China have Russian missile technology?

(PART THREE):

  • China's efforts to keep the US out of the South China Sea
  • The United States' aspirations for a larger Navy
  • Chinese military bases in the South China Sea

(PART FOUR):

  • Analyzing America's policy towards Taiwan
  • What is the United States' current relationship with South Korea?
  • America's underwriting of China's military buildup

With Joseph Humire, Robert Charles and Joe Bosco

October 9th, 2020

JOSEPH HUMIRE, Executive Director of the Center for a Secure Free Society, Former Director of Institute Relations at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Author of Iran’s Strategic Penetration of Latin America (2014):

  • Hezbollah's illicit activity around the world
  • The infrastructure Hezbollah has put in place in Venezuela

(PART TWO):

  • The connection between the Maduro regime in Venezuela and Hezbollah
  • Joseph's recent report explaining this connection
  • How the Maduro regime is trying to divide the United States

ROBERT CHARLES, Former Assistant Secretary of State at the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in the Bush Administration, Author of Eagles and Evergreens:

  • Comparing Donald Trump and Joe Biden's approaches to foreign policy
  • Biden's idea of arms control
  • What is Kamala Harris' idea of foreign policy?

JOE BOSCO, Former China Country Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Member of the U.S.-China task force at the Center for National Interest:

  • How serious of a threat does China pose to Taiwan?
  • Analyzing a recent speech by Robert O'Brien directed at the Chinese Communist Party

With David Wurmser, Doug Feith, Grant Newsham and Jeff Nyquist

October 8th, 2020

DAVID WURMSER, Director of CSP’s new program on fighting global anti-Semitism and defending the US-Israel relationship, Served as Middle East Adviser to Dick Cheney, as Special Assistant to John Bolton and as a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Served in the US Navy Reserve as an intelligence officer at the rank of Lieutenant Commander:

  • David's recent Occasional Paper on Peter Beinart's Anti-Zionism
  • A continuation of this type of attitude throughout the Democratic Party
  • Validation of Muslim Brotherhood members by the Obama administration

DOUG FEITH, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for National Security Strategies at the Hudson Institute, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (2001-2005):

  • Kamala Harris' thoughts on foreign policy
  • What is the United States' national interest?

GRANT NEWSHAM, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy, Senior Research Fellow at Japan Forum for Strategic Studies:

  • What is "the Quad?"
  • Mike Pompeo's meeting regarding this defense alliance
  • Was the recent South Korean election rigged?

JEFF NYQUIST, Has written for Newsmax, WorldNetDaily, SierraTimes, Financial Sense and Epoch Times, Author of the book Origins of the Fourth World War and The New Tactics of Global War:

  • How should US foreign policy be created?
  • How will Joe Biden craft his foreign policy if he is elected?
  • What has Vladimir Putin said about the state of US politics?

With David Goldman, Diana West, Stephen Blank and Jessica Vaughan

October 7th, 2020

DAVID GOLDMAN, Author of How Civilizations Die, Best known for his series of essays in the Asia Times under the pseudonym Spengler:

  • How "America first" broke the establishment curse
  • What are Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's ambitions for the Middle East?

DIANA WEST, Nationally syndicated columnist, Blogs at Dianawest.net, Author of Death of the Grown UpAmerican Betrayal, and Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy:

  • Recent revelations in the anti-Trump conspiracy
  • What did President Obama know about the Russian collusion narrative?

STEPHEN BLANK, Senior Fellow for Russia at the American Foreign Policy Council, 26 Years of Experience as a professor of National Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute of U.S. Army War College:

  • Russian influence operations against the United States
  • The character of the Russian regime under Vladimir Putin
  • The current state of arms control between the US and Russia

JESSICA VAUGHAN, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, Former Foreign Service Officer with the State Department where she served in Belgium and Trinidad & Tobago:

  • The current state of US immigration policy
  • What will the Biden-Harris approach to immigration look like?

With Fred Fleitz, Hans von Spakovsky, Kevin Freeman and Ben Weingarten

October 6th, 2020

FRED FLEITZ, President and CEO Center for Security Policy, Former CIA analyst, Former Chief of Staff for Amb. John Bolton in the State Dept., Author of The Coming North Korea Nuclear Nightmare: What Trump Must to Reverse Obama’s Strategic Patience (2018):

  • New developments involving Hillary Clinton and Russian intelligence
  • Disinformation by the Senate Intelligence Committee
  • National Security issues for the upcoming presidential election

HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, Former Member of the Federal Election Commission:

  • The current state of voting fraud in the United States
  • The upcoming hearing for Amy Coney Barrett

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Host of Economic War Room on TheBlaze TV, Author of “Game Plan” and “Secret Weapon”:

  • How to prepare for the violence that has impacted US cities
  • The upcoming IPO of Ant Technology Group

BEN WEINGARTEN, Founder and CEO of ChangeUp Media LLC, Senior Contributor at The Federalist, Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research:

  • Allegations of voter fraud in Ilhan Omar's district
  • Joe Bidens's relations with China while he was Vice President

With Michael McCormick, Gordon Chang and Sam Faddis

October 5th, 2020

MICHAEL MCCORMICK, Author of Joe Biden Unauthorized: And the 2020 Crackup of the Democratic Party, Former White House stenographer for the Bush, Obama and Trump administrations:

  • Michael's first-hand experience with Joe Biden while he was in office
  • Assessing Joe Biden's political ability
  • Comparing Biden and Trump's handling of the press

(PART TWO):

  • The story of Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and Ukraine
  • Joe Biden's relationship with China while he was Vice President

GORDON CHANG, The Daily Beast contributor, Author of The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World, Latest book: Losing South Korea (2019):

  • What is the greatest national security threat to the United States?
  • The upcoming IPO of Ant Technology Group
  • An update on the relationship between China and Taiwan

SAM FADDIS, Former CIA Ops Officer, Spent twenty years as an Operations officer in the Middle East, South Asia and Europe, Former Candidate for Congress, Senior Subject Matter Expert at Axon/Lockheed Martin, Author of Beyond Repair: The Decline and Fall of the CIA (2009):

  • What is the CCP's United Front Work Department?
  • Various front organizations working for the Chinese Communist Party 

With Tara O, Anders Corr, Robert Charles and Todd Bensman

October 2nd, 2020

TARA O, Founder of East Asia Research Center:

  • An update on China's Belt and Road Initiative
  • South Korea's increasing relationship with China

DR. ANDERS CORR, Publisher, Journal of Political Risk:

  • United States' underwriting of the Chinese military
  • Hybrid warfare being conducted by the Chinese
  • What would decoupling from China involve from the US?

ROBERT CHARLES, Former Assistant Secretary of State at the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in the Bush Administration, Author of Eagles and Evergreens:

  • Implications of President Trump and the First Lady contracting the coronavirus
  • The rule of law currently being challenged in American cities
  • The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett

TODD BENSMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, Writing Fellow, Middle East Forum, Author, the Federalist:

  • Recent Jihadist activity in Europe
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's ambitions for the Middle East

With Andy Bostom, Dr. Harold Rhode, Steven Mosher and Rick Manning

October 1st, 2020

ANDY BOSTOM, Author of The Legacy of Jihad (2005), Author of The Legacy of Antisemitism (2008), Author of Sharia versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism (2012), Author of Iran’s Final Solution for Israel: The Legacy of Jihad and Shi’ite Islamic Jew-Hatred in Iran (2014):

  • The current state of coronavirus
  • An update on the coronavirus testing being conducted throughout the world
  • Will there be a surge in coronavirus cases in the coming months?

DR. 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):

  • The United States' reimposition of sanctions on Iran
  • Turkey's relationship with China and Iran

STEVEN MOSHER, President of the Population Research Institute, Author of A Mother’s Ordeal: One Woman’s Fight Against China’s One-Child Policy:

  • A summary of the People's Republic of China's rule over the last 71 years
  • What strategy should the US take to deal with the Chinese Communist Party?
  • Comparing Donald Trump and Joe Biden's positions on China

RICK MANNING, President of Americans for Limited Government, Former Public Affairs Chief at the U.S. Department of Labor during George W. Bush Administration, Nine years as a state lobbyist for the National Rifle Association:

  • The existential threat to freedom the Chinese Communist Party poses to the US
  • Is the Trump administration trying to divest from China?

 

With John Rossomando, Diana West, Brian Kennedy and Peter Huessy

September 30th, 2020

JOHN ROSSOMANDO, Senior Analyst for Defense Policy at the Center for Security Policy:

  • China's increasing military capability
  • How can the US slow this buildup?

DIANA WEST, Nationally syndicated columnist, Blogs at Dianawest.net, Author of Death of the Grown UpAmerican Betrayal, and Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy:

  • Analyzing the first presidential debate
  • Cases of election fraud throughout the United States
  • The debate over the BLM and Antifa riots in American cities

BRIAN KENNEDY, Chairman, Committee on the Present Danger: China:

  • Hunter Biden's connections to China
  • Chinese financial laws regarding transparency
  • The importance of China in this upcoming presidential election

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

  • The distribution of money within the International Monetary Fund
  • Issues with the way this money is allocated to the Chinese Communist Party

With Fred Fleitz, Chris Farrell, Kevin Freeman and Robert Spencer

September 29th, 2020

FRED FLEITZ, President and CEO Center for Security Policy, Former CIA analyst, Former Chief of Staff for Amb. John Bolton in the State Dept., Author of The Coming North Korea Nuclear Nightmare: What Trump Must to Reverse Obama’s Strategic Patience (2018):

  • President Trump's third nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize
  • How Trump has restored the United States' military capability

CHRIS FARRELL, Director of Investigations at Judicial Watch:

  • The corruption of the FBI
  • Who is behind the insurrection taking place in American cities?
  • The dangers of mail-in balloting

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Host of Economic War Room on TheBlaze TV, Author of “Game Plan” and “Secret Weapon”:

  • A recent op-ed by Michael Flynn
  • A possible upcoming attack on the US dollar
  • Is China trying to make the Yuan the reserve currency of the world?

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

  • Calls for restrictions on freedom of speech in New Zealand
  • What is "stealth Jihad?"

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