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With Bill Gertz, Luis Fleischman, Harold Rhode, Morton Klein and Liz Yore
Friday, November 17, 2017 6:26 PM

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 (2016)

    The growing threat from China’s militaryChinese dissidents and disinformation campaignsViolations of the INF Treaty 

DR. LUIS FLEISCHMAN, Advisor for the Menges Hemispheric Security Project at the Center for Security Policy, Author of “Latin America in the Post-Chavez Era: The Threat to U.S. Security,” Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University:

    The fundamental transformation of Luis AlmagroWhy Latin American countries are unable to isolate VenezuelaHow Venezuela is a threat to the United States

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):

    Consequences of the vacuum of former- SyriaAmerica’s two enemies: ISIS and IranWhy Erdogan of Turkey is one of the most dangerous political figures today

MORTON KLEIN, President of the Zionist Organization of America:

    Brett Stevens New York Times piece slams ZOASteve Bannon is a friend of IsraelHow American tax dollars fund the families of Palestinian terrorists

LIZ YORE, Attorney and International Child Rights Advocate, Head of End FGM Today:

    The End FGM CampaignThe brutal consequences of FGM proceduresUpcoming federal court case regarding Detroit FGM ring
The Clintons’ Last Stand
Friday, November 17, 2017 12:38 PM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

After a bad couple of weeks, in which Donna Brazile, most of the Democratic Party’s elite and the left-leaning press seemed to turn on Hillary and her husband, the once-formidable Clinton Machine seems to be mounting a last stand. 

For instance, there have been increasing attacks on the credibility of the confidential informant who reportedly has the goods – including damning video tapes and documents – regarding criminal activities surrounding the Clinton-engineered sale of 20 percent of America’s uranium to the Russians.  And last night, Reuters unmasked him, shredding whatever protection anonymity might have afforded and possibly putting his life at risk, compounding the threat he already faces from cancer. 

Every effort must now be made to bring fully to light the recently un-gagged informant’s data – and hold accountable the Clintons and their enablers for enriching themselves at the expense of our national security. 

This is Frank Gaffney.

With Diana West, Fred Fleitz, Michael Daugherty and Adam Kredo
Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:06 PM

DIANA WEST, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Blogs at DIanawest.net, Author of “American Betrayal” and “Death of the Grown Up”:

    2017 Keeper of the Flame DinnerSenator Ted Cruz on truth-tellingThe willful blindness in the U.S. government regarding domestic threats 

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

    The Keeper of the Flame Dinner 2017The current status of the North Korean threatWill sanctions against China ever be effective?

MICHAEL DAUGHETY, Senior Writer for Cyber Defense Magazine, Author of “the Devil Inside the Beltway: The Shocking Expose of the U.S. Government’s Surveillance and Overreach Into Cyber-Security, Medicine and Small Business:

    The unmasking of American citizens under the Obama administrationWhat to do about section 702Consequences of the latest hacking of the NSA 

ADAM KREDO, Senior Writer for the Washington Free Beacon:

    Iranian colonization of the Middle EastWhy a global conflict in the MENA region is imminentWhy a bi-partisan plan to combat Iran’s influence in Syria is essential
Sen. Cruz, Truth-telling Keeper of the Flame
Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:41 PM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

In an era characterized by cynicism and dishonesty in public life, a Washington audience last night heard an inspiring – and much-needed – call for truth-telling.  At a gala dinner hosted by our Center for Security Policy, Texas Senator Ted Cruz specifically stressed the imperative of honestly and accurately characterizing the existential threat posed by “jihadists and Islamists,” both here and abroad.

The Senator warned of the “willful blindness” concerning the Sharia-supremacism of the Muslim Brotherhood and its stated determination to destroy Western civilization from within. And he urged that the Brotherhood be officially designated as the foreign terrorist organization it is.

Senator Cruz’s clarion call is all the more important – and appreciated – for its being made at a time when Leftists and their Sharia-supremacist allies are working so hard to vilify truth-tellers.  It behooves all of us to stand up and do the same. 

This is Frank Gaffney.

With Ambassador Yoram Ettinger
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:49 PM

 AMBASSADOR YORAM ETTINGER, Former Minister for Congressional Affairs at Israel’s Embassy in D.C., Consultant to Israeli and U.S. Legislators:

    The strategy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in SyriaWhat are Israel’s red lines?Iran’s death wish for America


    President Trump’s strategy for the Middle EastIs the U.S. wrongly emphasizing Europe’s stance on Iran?


    The challenges Iran poses to IsraelErdogan’s ultimate strategy for TurkeyHow the Muslim Brotherhood remains a present danger to Arab regimes 


    The reality of the Palestinian agendaConsequences of the demographic changes taking place in Israel
Russia Confirms It’s Cheating
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:39 PM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

For years now, U.S. officials have been wringing their hands over evidence the Russians are violating their arms control obligations under a Cold War-era accord.  The Obama administration finally acknowledged that the Kremlin was cheating on the so-called INF Treaty, but did nothing about it.

Now, Russia’s top general has confirmed that Moscow has operational cruise missiles capable of precisely attacking targets 4,000 kilometers away.  That would mean that Vladimir Putin’s regime has effectively nullified the ban on such intermediate-range missiles – and reestablished a prohibited ability to threaten our forces and allies in Europe and Asia.

The Trump administration is nearing the completion date for its Nuclear Posture Review.  It must redress myriad, serious problems with our deterrent arsenal and its delivery systems – including setting in train the process of reconstituting and deploying our own INF forces over there.

This is Frank Gaffney.

With Giulio Meotti
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:43 PM

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

    What is causing the decomposing civilization?Dangerous implications of Europe’s migrant crisisHow do demographic changes in France relate to rise in crime?


    Positive signs of hope for FranceHow the demographic explosion is perpetuating the threat


    The emergence and attack of right-wing parties in EuropeWhat are ‘No go zones’ in Europe and how do they encourage the Sharia agenda?How is multicultural defined in the European Union? 


    Erdogan’s ultimate strategy for Turkey
Prosecute the Real Colluders
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:42 PM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be on Capitol Hill today where he is expected to announce he’s reached the same conclusion as have millions of us:  There is sufficient evidence of wrongdoing by Hillary and Bill Clinton and other Democrats involving the Russians and harm to the national security to warrant a criminal inquiry.

Naturally, a prime focus of such an investigation would be the evident malfeasance of the Clintons, former Attorney General Eric Holder and former FBI Director Robert Mueller in approving the sale of twenty percent of U.S. uranium stocks to Moscow. 

But investigators must also consider other outrages – including, notably, the Obama/Clinton-enabled transfer of a vast array of sensitive missile and computer technologies to Russia as part of the previous administration’s disastrous “reset” with Putin.

The rule of law requires the same standard for every American. No exceptions.

This is Frank Gaffney.

With Gordon Chang, Kevin Freeman, Patrick Dunleavy and Kyle Shideler
Monday, November 13, 2017 8:13 PM

GORDON CHANG, Forbes.com Columnist, World Affairs Journal Blogger, The Daily Beast Contributor, Author of “The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World”:

    The state of Sino-American relations following President Trump’s visitCurrent regional attitudes toward North KoreaThe functioning of the Transpacific Partnership (TPP)

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at Center for Security Policy, Host of Economic War Room, Founder of Globaleconomicwarfare.com, Author of “Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack”:

    President Trump’s overall achievements on Asia tourDid Trump do enough to reprimand China’s economic manipulation?Saudi Arabia’s financial warfare against QatarWhy we must reform our corporate tax structure 

PATRICK DUNLEAVY, Former Deputy Inspector General for the New York State Department of Corrections, Author of “The Fertile Soil of Jihad: Terrorism’s Prison Connection,” Consultant for the International Association of the Chiefs of Police:

    The systematic effort to undermine law enforcementThe dangerous implications of political correctness in the law enforcement communityJihad in U.S. jails

KYLE SHIDELER, Director of the Threat Information Office at the Center for Security Policy, Former Director of Research and Communications at the Endowment for Middle East Truth:

    What is limited material support for terrorism?Obama’s 2009 speech in Cairo regarding ‘Zakat’Troubling reports regarding Mustafa Javed Ali in the NSC
Whatever Happened to Spy vs. Counter-Spy?
Monday, November 13, 2017 12:35 PM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

One of the most acute shortfalls in America’s common defense at the moment is the apparent lack of even rudimentary counter-intelligence practices.  Without a robust CI capability, our enemies’ spies, technology theft and influence operations get more or less a free ride here.

Examples of the problem abound.  Hillary Clinton’s gross negligence with respect to her handling of highly classified emails.  Government agencies using Russian software sure to be vulnerable to cyber exploitation.  Wholly inadequate vetting procedures that allow Sharia-supremacists into the country and even into our government

Now, the London Daily Telegraph reports that a company owned by the longtime head of Soviet counter-intelligence will be providing security for our embassy in Moscow. Is this a bad joke, or just appalling dereliction of duty by our own counter-spies?  Either way, it emboldens our foes, heightening their appetites for aggression against us.

This is Frank Gaffney.

With Stella Morabito
Thursday, November 9, 2017 5:38 PM

STELLA MORABITO, Senior Contributor at The Federalist, Creator of blog StellaMorabito.net:

    100th Anniversary of the Bolshevik RevolutionHow collectivism functions in a totalitarian systemWhat happens when you erase the concept of the individual?


    How political correctness serves as a tool of propagandaDangers of forcing conformity/submission by parties of power 


    The 6 phases that lead to collectivismHistorical consequences of restricting freedoms of speechHow social media giants are currently utilizing propaganda 


    How the SPLC scam profits through hate mongering
Communism, Then and Now, is a Menace to the Free World
Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:46 PM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

President Trump is currently visiting Communist China, hosted by a counterpart, Xi Jinping, who reveres and seeks to emulate his most ruthless predecessor, Mao Tse Tung.  Mr. Trump will soon visit another communist nation, Vietnam.  And, throughout his travels, he’s wrestling with the growing threat posed by a third such country, North Korea. 

As it happens, the President’s travels coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia – the first place to be subjected to the horrors of Communism. By some estimates over 100 million people have been murdered by the practitioners of this totalitarian ideology in the course of the intervening century.

This history compels the Free World never to forget that governments that treat their own people so badly are unlikely to treat ours better.  It would be a potentially catastrophic strategic error to believe otherwise. 

This is Frank Gaffney.

With Diana West, George Rasley, Dr. Stephen Blank and Rick Manning
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 7:49 PM

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

    Anniversary of the greatest disaster of the 20thcentury: The Bolshevik RevolutionElection results 2017Dangers of democratic socialism

GEORGE RASLEY, Editor of Conservative HQ:

    A look inside the Virginia Governor raceDoes Kirstjen Nielsen represent the swamp that Trump promised to eradicate?The demise of the Democratic party

DR. 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:

    The lingering effects of the Lenin enterpriseVladimir Putin’s nuclear weapon arsenalFirst strike scenarios in Moscow

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

    Fusion GPS and Donald Trump Jr. set upThe Clinton team’s extensive Russian collusionWhy isn’t Attorney General Sessions doing more regarding Clinton scandals?
Election Consequences for the Next DHS Secretary
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 1:21 PM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Elections are supposed to have consequences.  For example, Donald Trump’s election was supposed to result in a “draining” of the bipartisan establishment morass he derided as the “Swamp,” addressing the immigration crisis – including “building the Wall” – and accurately identifying and defeating our Sharia-supremacist enemies.

Yesterday’s balloting in Virginia is much more likely to be consequential in all three areas.  Official Washington will interpret the Democrats’ triumph there as a mandate for more Swamp, no wall and more willful blindness regarding the Muslim Brothehood’s penetration, infrastructure and operations in this country. 

The first test will be how the Senate treats Kirstjen Nielsen’s nomination to be the next Homeland Security Secretary.  After all, she seems aligned with that decidedly un-Trumpian agenda.  Post-Virginia, even GOP Senators seem unlikely to pursue the course-corrections promised and so desperately needed at DHS.  Neither will Ms. Nielsen.

This is Frank Gaffney.

With Kevin Freeman, Claudia Rosett, Hans Von Spakovsky and Phil Haney
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 6:52 PM

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at Center for Security Policy, Founder of Globaleconomicwarfare.com, Host of Economic War Room, Author of “Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack”:

    What will Trump confront regarding Chinese economic warfare?The Chinese effort to displace the dollar as the reserve currency of the worldSaudi Arabia, Beijing and IPO

CLAUDIA ROSETT, Foreign Affairs Columnist at Forbes.com, Bogs at “The Rosett Report” at J Media:

    Anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik RevolutionXi Jinping’s overarching goal to bring China back to its Maoist pastPresident Trump’s remarks about Pyongyang in South Korea

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

    What did Eric Holder know about Clinton FBI investigation?Serious questions pertaining to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. 

PHIL HANEY, Retired Homeland Security, Author with Art Moore of “See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad”:

    The shaky functioning of the Dept. of Homeland SecurityImprovements in the DHS under the Trump administrationThe extension of privacy rights and civil liberties to foreign nationalsDangers of Tablighi Jamaat
We Must Have a SUPERB DHS Secretary
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 12:38 PM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

There are few more important government jobs at the moment than the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.  That agency is on the front lines of everything from securing the nation’s borders and enforcing its immigration laws to identifying and countering threats to its airways, ports, waterways and communities from enemies foreign and domestic.

Tomorrow, a Senate committee will consider Mr. Trump’s nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to fill that job.  She has been recommended for the post by the man who was, arguably, the most capable individual ever to serve as DHS Secretary, Gen. John Kelly, now the White House Chief of Staff.

It is imperative, however, that Senators evaluate rigorously Ms. Nielsen’s qualifications, judgment and vision to establish whether she is, in fact, the right person at a moment when we simply cannot afford anything less.  More on that tomorrow. 

This is Frank Gaffney.

With Gordon Chang, Benjamin Weingarten, Michael Cutler and Peter Huessy
Monday, November 6, 2017 5:54 PM

GORDON CHANG, Forbes.com Columnist, World Affairs Journal Blogger, the Daily Beast Contributor, Author of “The Coming Collapse of China” and “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea takes on the World”:

    President Trump’s productivity during his time in JapanHow can Trump use South Korea to strengthen a tough North Korea policy?The “Three No’s” and the weakening of our nuclear deterrent strategy

BENJAMIN WEINGARTEN, Founder and CEO of ChangeUp Media LLC, 2015 Publius Fellow to the Claremont Institute, Writings have appeared on TheFederalist.com and Conservative Review:

    Connecting free speech restrictions on the internet and the Jihadist agendaThe Prager U lawsuit against YoutubeWhy first amendment rights should be protected in a digital public square

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

    The function of the Diversity Lottery and its role in the U.S.History of immigrants and acts of terrorism in our country

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

    How tax reform can help us meet our country’s defense spending needsWhy divorcing the idea of national security from economic health is a mistakeU.S. Nuclear deterrent and missile defense systems need enhancement
Betting the Farm on Saudi’s Crown Prince
Monday, November 6, 2017 12:28 PM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The Trump administration has bet big-time on Mohammed Bin Salman, the 32-year-old Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia renowned for his energy, vision for transforming his nation and ruthless determination to consolidate power.

That bet seems to be paying off following the dragnet MBS (as he’s known) pulled off over the weekend.  It involved arrests of a number of rival royals, including the Muslim Brotherhood-backing billionaire, Prince Alwaleed bin-Talal, and hardline Wahhabi clerics.

We’ll know soon whether the young Crown Prince can continue consolidating power – and to what end. Meanwhile, President Trump has urged that Saudi Aramco’s initial public offering be brought to a U.S. market. It may wind up in China, though.  If so, it’s a matter of time until the dollar is displaced as the reserve currency of the world, a very bad bet indeed for this country’s economy and debt.

This is Frank Gaffney.

With Rep. John Culberson, Rep. Steve Russell, J. Christian Adams and Bill Gertz
Friday, November 3, 2017 7:07 PM

REP. JOHN CULBERSON, Member of the Committee on Appropriations, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies:

    The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey’s deep devastationHow the U.S. space program should continue to be the best on earthThe militarization of the Chinese space programThe issue of sanctuary cities under the leadership of Jeff Sessions 

REP. STEVE RUSSELL, Member of the House Republican Steering Committee, Member of the House Committee on Government Oversight, Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Founder and Owner of Two Rivers Arms, a small rifle manufacturing business:

    Why the readiness of the U.S. Military must be a top priorityWhat is at stake in sub-Saharan African countries like Niger?Implications of politically motivated policy regarding the Military

J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS, Election Lawyer Served in the Voting Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice, Author of “Injustice: Exposing the Radical Agenda of the Obama Justice Department,” Columnist at PJ Media:

    Dangerous implications of the Diversity LotteryThe real foreign influence in our electionsInsights on the Clinton team’s corruption and Eric Holder

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”:

    The diplomatic angle to the Uranium One scandalThe Nuclear Posture Review and the need to improve our deterrent systemsBeijing’s blocking of supplies to U.S. Embassy
Plenty Could Go Wrong with Another CFIUS Travesty
Friday, November 3, 2017 11:34 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

We know that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States rubber-stamped the transfer of 20% of America’s uranium reserves to Russia – even though at least one of its members, then-Attorney General Eric Holder, must have known that the transaction was under criminal investigation by the FBI.  

Now, we’ve learned that this interagency group, known as CFIUS, also approved another travesty:  In 2014, it allowed Gulftainer to manage container operations at America’s strategic Port Canaveral – even though the company is partly owned by the family of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear bomb-maker.

A new paper by the Center for Security Policy reveals that Gulftainer also has a joint venture with a Russian company that makes the Club-K, a system that conceals inside a shipping container a launcher for four nuclear-capable cruise missiles. 

What could possibly go wrong?  Plenty!

This is Frank Gaffney.  Read our paper at SecureFreedom.org.

With Pamela Geller, Rosemary Jenks, Rick Manning and Fred Fleitz
Thursday, November 2, 2017 5:48 PM

PAMELA GELLER, Founder, Editor and Publisher of the Geller Report, President of the American Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America:

    Defining Fatwa- a death sentenceHow NYC terror attack is a symptom of greater immigration dilemmaMayor De Blasio’s dismantling of counterterrorism efforts in NYC

ROSEMARY JENKS, Director of Government Relations at NumbersUSA.com, Former Senior Legislative Analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies:

    The diversity lottery is not in our national security interestSenator Schumer’s involvement with this policyDoes Kirstjen Nielson agree with President Trump’s immigration agenda?

RICK MANNING, President of Americans for Limited Government, Former Public Affairs Chief at the U.S. Department of Labor during George W. Bush Administration:

    The history of the Clinton team betraying national interestDangerous implications of the Uranium One dealRod Rosenstein’s sketchy connections to Russia 

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:

    Tuesday’s terror attack in NYCDangers of law enforcement’s overuse of ‘political correctness’How the Russians are filling a power vacuum in the stretch from Iran to SyriaWhy President Trump must kill the JCPOA
A New Ideological Immigration Filter and Competent Manager at DHS
Thursday, November 2, 2017 2:30 PM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The Uzbek jihadist who perpetrated this week’s murderous attack in New York has focused attention on the so-called “diversity lottery” that got him here.  If that immigration program is a game of chance for folks like him, it’s Russian roulette of the rest of us.

Ditto the other ways legal and illegal immigrants enter the United States when we fail to keep out adherents to Sharia, the supremacist doctrine that impels jihad.  That ideological filter – akin to ones historically applied to Nazis and Communists – must be added to the myriad reforms President Trump has told Congress are needed, including ending the reckless diversity lottery.

At this juncture especially, we need a Homeland Security secretary with extensive management experience in protecting our borders, as well as understanding and countering Sharia-supremacism.  Unfortunately, the current nominee, Kirstjen Nielsen, is utterly unqualified to do either.

This is Frank Gaffney. 

With Diana West, Daniel Horowitz, Admiral James ‘Ace’ Lyons and Mark Schneider
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:59 PM

DIANA WEST, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Blogs at Dianawest.net, Author of “American Betrayal” and “Death of the Grown Up”:

    Was yesterday’s NYC attack terrorism?The rise of non-Muslim submission to Sharia supremacistsDangers of general population becoming moderate Muslims 

DANIEL HOROWITZ, Senior Editor at The Conservative Review, Author of “The Conservative Consciousness with Daniel Horowitz,” Former Policy Director for the Madison Project:

    Why we should be talking about immigration after NYC attackPresident Trump’s executive orders on travel moratoriumLower court’s ability to contradict President’s orders

ADMIRAL JAMES ‘ACE’ LYONS, Former Commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Served as Senior U.S. Military Representative to the United Nations, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations from 1983-1985:

    Why we must restrict the influx of immigrants in the U.S.Implications of the diversity lotteryHow we sold out our only staunch ally in the fight against ISIS

MARK SCHNEIDER, Senior Analyst with the National Institute for Public Policy, Longtime career in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy:

    North Korean nuclear tunnel collapseInternal inter-agency review by the U.S. governmentNew Nuclear Posture Review recommendationsWhy we must restore our nuclear deterrent capabilities
To Suffer Less Jihad, We Must Stop Submitting
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 2:57 PM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

A jihadist murdered more of us yesterday in New York City. Worse yet, all other things being equal, it will surely not be the last such incident. 

So, have you had enough?  Enough of the violence Sharia-supremacists dole out to force us to submit. 

Enough of the leaders who insist that the guys yelling “Allahu akbar” as they blow us up or mow us down are not “terrorists,” or at least not part of a terrorist group?

Enough of the refusal to name the enemy or define the ideology that motivates them?

If so, we must demand better.  Better surveillance and the shutting down of mosques that incubate jihadism.  Better vetting to stop importing more jihadists. And better leadership – that tells us the truth about Sharia and the jihad it commands, and counters the threat they pose to this country, now.

This is Frank Gaffney. 

With Rowan Scarborough, Kevin Freeman, Matthew Brodsky and Jessica Vaughan
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 4:58 PM

ROWAN SCARBOROUGH, National Security Reporter at The Washington Times, Author of “Rumsfeld’s War: The Untold Story of America’s Anti-Terrorist Commander,” Author of “Sabotage: America’s Enemies Within the CIA:

    Manafort and Gates indictmentsThe extent of Hillary Clinton’s collusion with RussiaFederal Court contradicts President Trump’s statement regarding transgenders in Military

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Founder of Globaleconomicwarfare.com, Host of Economic War Room, Author of “Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack”:

    President Trump’s upcoming visit to AsiaWhy it is no longer in the interest of China to prop up Pyongyang regimeRussia’s interference with the Cyber Warfare Conference (CYCON)

MATT 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:

    Implications of the lack of conversation on the left regarding the JCPOAWill stronger verifications regime in Iran be effective?Is it the end game for the Kurdistan Regional Government?Why the new Syrian policy is not forward looking on Iran

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

    President Trump’s effective measures regarding border security and chain migrationWhere does the Republican leadership stand on DACA?What is at stake in the upcoming Virginia election
What About U.S. Collusion with Iran?
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:39 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

While official Washington is preoccupied with a special counsel’s selective pursuit of allegations of collusion with Russia, the far-reaching consequences of what amounts to ongoing U.S. collusion with Iran are going unaddressed.

In his single-minded pursuit of the destruction of the Islamic State, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster has effectively aligned us with the mullahs in Tehran.  American troops on the ground have wound up enabling the advance of Shiite Iraqi units dominated by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps; our warplanes have amounted to their air force.

McMaster has belatedly expressed unhappiness that Iran and its proxies have turned on America’s allies in Kurdish areas of Iraq.  By failing to anticipate that outcome, to say nothing of equipping the Kurds to prevent it, he has helped Iran consolidate its position throughout the region – with extremely ominous implications for people there and here.

This is Frank Gaffney. 

With Gordon Chang and Clare Lopez
Monday, October 30, 2017 4:41 PM

GORDON CHANG, Forbes.com Columnist, World Affairs Journal Blogger, The Daily Beast Contributor, Author of “The Coming Collapse of China” and “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World”:

    How U.S.-Japanese relations can improveSecretary Mattis’ remarks on North KoreaWhy we must restore our nuclear arsenalPresident Trump’s tour of Asia

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

    Refuse Fascism rally November 4thAntifa’s explicit violent activities aimed at the overthrow of President Trump


    Gulftainer and Saddam Hussein’s nuclear mastermindCIFIUS and the Islamic Society of North AmericaJoint venture between Russia and Gulftainer company


    President Trump chooses not to recertify the JCPOAThe current role being played by Iran in IraqThe Kurdistan Regional Government’s efforts to push back the Islamic State 
Restore the U.S. Deterrent to Protect ‘World Peace’
Monday, October 30, 2017 11:37 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

It’s obvious Barack Obama allowed hostile powers to intensify the threats they pose to us.  North Korea, China and Russia have aggressively built up their capabilities to attack this country.  And Iran’s ambitions have actually been underwritten

Less evident is what President Obama did to compound such dangers:  He made it U.S. policy to rid the world of nuclear weapons, starting with ours.  

Consequently, our ability to deter nuclear attacks has been significantly diminished as long-deferred modernization of our strategic arsenal was delayed or simply cancelled. The industrial base required to maintain and upgrade that arsenal has atrophied egregiously. And we have left few experienced scientists and engineers. 

President Trump seems determined to reverse all this.  Vice President Pence correctly says that, “There’s no greater force for world peace than the U.S. nuclear arsenal.” We must bend every effort to restoring it.  

This is Frank Gaffney. 

With Victoria Toensing, Russ Dallen, Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) and Bill Gertz
Friday, October 27, 2017 9:26 PM

With Victoria Toensing, Russ Dallen, Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) and Bill Gertz

VICTORIA TOENSING, Partner at the Washington, D.C. firm DiGenova & Toensing:

    Unidentified FBI informant’s insight into the Uranium One scandalRussian executive’s sizable donations to the Clinton foundationInformant’s NDA release to speak to Congress

RUSS DALLEN, Publisher of the Latin American Herald Tribune:

    Venezuela’s $600 million debt payment due todayFraudulent election in VenezuelaHow Caracas is coming up with the money to avoid default

REP. BRIAN BABIN (TX-36), Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology:

    Russian collusion with DemocratsExpiration of the 120-day travel ban from high-risk nations to the U.S.China’s space program

BILL GERTZ, Editor at the Washington Free Beacon, Author of iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age:

    Xi-Jinping’s consolidation of powerYoutube, Facebook and Twitter silence Chinese dissident Guo Wengui
Memo to Trump - Don’t Let U.S. Dependents be Kim’s Hostages
Friday, October 27, 2017 12:18 PM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Donald Trump’s administration is sending the most robust signals in a generation about North Korea.  Unfortunately, the dereliction of duty by four of its predecessors has contributed to a metastasizing nuclear danger from Pyongyang that has, as a practical matter, left Mr. Trump with no choice.

So, he has dispatched three aircraft carrier battlegroups to the Western Pacific. Nuclear-armed bombers have been returned to high-alert status not seen since the Cold War.  And Defense Secretary Jim Mattis went to the Demilitarized Zone yesterday with a pointed warning in advance of Trump’s own trip to South Korea next week.

Retired four-star Admiral “Ace” Lyons, who used to command the Navy’s Pacific Fleet, has one other recommendation for signaling unmistakably our resolve: Withdraw the many thousands of family members of U.S. military personnel from South Korea who currently amount to hostages for Kim Jong Un.

This is Frank Gaffney.