Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Robert Spalding

September 16th, 2019

ROBERT SPALDING, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, Author of Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept (Avaliable October 1, 2019), 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:

  • The origins of the Chinese Communist Party
  • Dissecting the PRC’s long-term global ambitions


  • The Belt and Road Initiative: a neocolonial enterprise
  • An overview of Xi Jinping’s “digital silk road”
  • Beijing’s aggressive actions in the South China Sea
  • Dangers of China’s monopoly of rare earth minerals


  • What is the “White List”?
  • Consequences of Beijing’s influence operations in the U.S.
  • Has President Trump’s China policy been successful?


  • The significance of Trump’s National Security Strategy
  • Why the U.S. must reinvigorate our nuclear triad

With James Hasson

September 13th, 2019

JAMES HASSON, Contributor to Washington Examiner’s Confidential Blog, Former Army Captain and Afghanistan veteran, Author of Stand Down: How Social Justice Warriors Are Sabotaging America’s Military:

  • Dissecting the question “what is the military for?”
  • Implications of the social engineering of U.S. military forces


  • The Obama administration’s fundamental transformation of the U.S. military
  • An overview of Valerie Jarret’s consequential remarks
  • The question of gender-neutral infantry


  • Practical implications of women in combat
  • To what extent to units continue to suffer from Obama era decisions?


  • Dangers of the erosion of standards within U.S. armed forces
  • How societal changes can alter military culture

With Diana West, Sam Faddis, Giulio Meotti and Jonathan Feldstein

September 11th, 2019

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

  • 18thanniversary of 9/11 attacks
  • Why we must recognize radical Islamic terrorism
  • Prospects for the next National Security Advisor

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):

  • The departure of National Security Advisor John Bolton
  • Is negotiating with the Taliban a viable strategy?
  • Dissecting U.S. involvement in Afghanistan

GIULIO MEOTTI, Contributor at the Gatestone Institute, Italian Journalist:

  • The persecution of Christians around the world
  • Is Europe currently facing an existential crisis?
  • Implications of Sharia blasphemy restrictions

JONATHAN FELDSTEIN, President of Run for Zion:

  • The rise of anti-Semitism in the United States
  • Was Netanyahu right to bar Reps. Omar and Tlaib from entering Israel?
  • Consequences of the radicalization of the Left

With Fred Fleitz, Kevin Freeman, Ingrid Carlqvist and Reggie Littlejohn

September 10th, 2019

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):

  • Netanyahu reveals Iran's second secret nuclear weapons facility this year
  • China offers Iran a $15 billion line of credit
  • Prospects for North Korean denuclearization

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”:

  • Russia now issuing bonds denominate in Yuan
  • Implications of the Moscow-Beijing strategic partnership
  • What is causing the slowdown of the global economy?
  • Dangers of the ‘thrift saving plan’

INGRID CARLQVIST, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, Journalist and author based in Sweden, Editor-in-chief of Dispatch International:

  • Dissecting the exponential rise of car bombings in Sweden
  • Why ‘no-go zones’ are the first signs of a failed state
  • Consequences of the fundamental transformation of Sweden

REGGIE LITTLEJOHN, Founder and President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, an international coalition to expose and oppose forced abortion, gendercide and sexual slavery in China:

  • An Overview of the One Child Nation movie
  • China’s forced sterilization of Uighur women

With Gordon Chang, Thomas McIntyre and Stephen Young

September 9th, 2019

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):

  • Updates on Hong Kong protests
  • The current state of China’s economy
  • Dangerous implications of the ‘thrift savings plan”

THOMAS MCINERNEY, Retired United States Air Force Lieutenant General, Served in top military positions under the Secretary of Defense and the Vice President of the United States:

  • Why the Taliban cannot be trusted in any negotiation
  • The significance of the CORDS model
  • What does the “Secure Afghanistan” proposal entail?

STEPHEN YOUNG, Global Executive Director of Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism, Author of Moral Capitalism and The Road to Moral Capitalism, Served as Assistant Dean at the Harvard law School:

  • How Vietnamization can be applied to Afghanistan
  • Why surrender and defeat are unacceptable regarding Afghanistan


  • Dissecting the critical turning point in the Vietnam War
  • The significance of understanding the ideology of the Taliban
  • Why mobilizing the local people should be an essential component of our Afghan policy

With Andy Bostom, David Goldman and Kevin Freeman

September 6th, 2019

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 roots of anti-Semitism in this era
  • Implications of Sharia supremacist tendencies


  • Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib rebuked for anti-Semitic remarks
  • The state of American Jewry today
  • Consequences of the rise of anti-Semitism in Congress

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

  • Is the U.S. military behind the curve?
  • Dangers of China’s expanding weapons arsenal
  • Moon’s fracturing of the U.S.-South Korea-Japan alliance
  • Qatar’s role in U.S.-Taliban peace talks

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”:

  • The nature of China’s ongoing influence operations
  • Why America’s reliance on supply chains in China is so problematic
  • Dissecting the “thrift-savings plan”

With Joe Bosco

September 5th, 2019

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:

  • The character of China at the moment
  • Implications of China’s “One country-two systems” theme
  • An overview of the Hong Kong protests
  • Lam reverses previous decision not to withdraw Extradition Bill


  • How the U.S. can discourage China from cracking down on protesters
  • Why engagement has been the focus of America’s China policy
  • Is the peaceful rise of China a myth?


  • Kissinger’s role in influencing U.S.-China relations
  • How can the U.S. better support the defense of Taiwan?
  • Consequences of Xi Jinping’s ambitions for Taiwan


  • The U.S. must commit to freedom for Hong Kong and Taiwan 
  • We must revise the standing U.S. policy regarding China

With Diana West, Dr. Harold Rhode, Dakota Wood and Curtis Ellis

September 4th, 2019

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

  • How brainwashing manifests itself in America today
  • The silencing of conservatives on social media
  • What Americans can do to counter attacks from the radical left

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):

  • Recent fire exchange between Hezbollah and Israel
  • How Trump’s sanctions are limiting Hezbollah’s abilities
  • Are we witnessing tectonic shifts in the Middle East?

DAKOTA WOOD, Senior Research Fellow for Defense Programs at the Heritage Foundation, Twenty-year career in the USMC, Former Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, Recently served as a strategist for the United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command:

  • Dissecting America’s current threat environment
  • Why embarking on a substantial and sustained modernization program is essential
  • Concerns over recent U.S.-Turkey agreement on Syria

CURTIS ELLIS, Senior Policy Advisory with America First Policies, Senior Policy Advisor with the Donald Trump Campaign:

  • Lam reverses previous decision not to withdraw Extradition Bill
  • An overview of China’s full spectrum warfare tactics
  • Xi Jinping’s aggressive policy agendas


With Fred Fleitz, Doug Feith, Jessica Vaughan and Hans von Spakovsky

September 3rd, 2019

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):

  • Iran refuses to cooperate with IAEA investigation of nuclear facility
  • Consequences if France provides extensive credit to Tehran
  • Ominous developments on the Persian peninsula

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):

  • Prospects for U.S.-Taliban peace talks
  • Should we be skeptical of the Taliban’s motives?
  • Dissecting the roots of anti-Semitism in the Arab world

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:

  • Why sanctuary cities pose a danger to society
  • Lower courts continue to block President Trump’s sanctuary policies
  • Implications of number of Chinese students overstaying visas

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 presence of voter fraud in America
  • Why valid I.D.s are essential to the integrity of our voting system

With Roger Robinson

August 30th, 2019

ROGER ROBINSON, Co-Founded and presently Chairs the Prague Security Studies Group, President and CEO of RWR:

n  Insights gained from working under Chase Bank’s David Rockefeller

n  Implications of the financing of the Siberian gas pipeline

n  Western Europe’s former dependence on Soviet gas


n  The development of the Reagan strategy which took down the USSR

n  Why we must monitor China’s economic warfare activities

n  Dissecting the “China lobby”


n  Chinese efforts to recruit American investors

n  Consequences of Beijing’s surveillance state tendencies

n  The dangerous trend of investors becoming underwriters of our enemies


n  The importance of ensuring disclosure of material risks in our capital markers

n  What is the Thrift-Savings Plan?

n  Recommendations for how to most effectively counter communist China