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With Ambassador Henry ‘Hank’ Cooper
Friday, March 23, 2018 3:53 PM

AMB. HANK COOPER, Director of the Strategic Defensive Initiative Organization (SDIO) during the Bush Administration, Associate of the National Institute of Public Policy:

    John Bolton as new NSAWhy personnel is policyPromising prospects of Trump’s recent appointments


    35th anniversary of Reagan missile defense speechKey figures in influencing SDI speech 


    Why is space defense such a controversial topic?The threat from hyper-sonic maneuvering vehiclesWhy space was never a ‘sanctuary’ post WWII 


    SDI’s Brilliant Pebbles progamSignificance of Aegis systems 


    How US adversaries have technologically gotten aheadPredictive algorithms and strategic defense measures
Trump Presidency 2.0
Friday, March 23, 2018 11:32 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Let’s call it Trump Presidency 2.0.  The replacement of H.R. McMaster as National Security Advisor with Amb. John Bolton is not merely a changing of the guard.  It is a sea-change, one that holds promise of allowing Mr. Trump to accomplish his national security and foreign policy objectives, rather than endlessly contend with them being sabotaged by his own insubordinate subordinates.

This transformation is powerfully reinforced by a similar swap-out at the State Department.  The disloyal Rex Tillerson is out and a skilled, principled team-player named Mike Pompeo has been nominated to replace him. 

For over a year, McMaster and Tillerson have been among those who  have fancied themselves the “adults” in the administration, determined to stop the President from doing what they oppose.  Now the President will have actual adults who actually want to help him succeed.  Hallelujah.

 This is Frank Gaffney.  

With Fred Fleitz, David Goldman, Dr. Lawrence Sellin and Jose Cardenas
Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:07 PM

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

    John Brennan’s attacks on President TrumpThe politicization of the intelligence communityThe Russia collusion narrative 


    Prospects of a NK summitWill Trump pull out of the Iran deal?How H.R. McMaster undermines the President

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

    How China plans to dominate technology & trade industriesAborting Broadcom’s takeover of QualcommSignificance of tariffs targeting Chinese goods

DR. LAWRENCE SELLIN, Author of Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution, Retired Colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve, Veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq:

    Geo-political implications of the Iran-Pakistan borderChina’s military buildupPolicy recommendations regarding Beijing

JOSE CARDENAS, Associate at VisiónAméricas, Blogs at Foreign Policy Magazine’s “Shadow Government”, Served in senior positions at the State Department, National Security Council, and USAID, Former Acting Assistant Administrator for Latin America at the U.S. Agency for International Development in the George W. Bush Administration:

    Trump’s upcoming visit to Peru for Summit of the AmericasHow Colombia and Brazil are affected by Maduro’s regimeVenezuela’s crypto-currency
Carpe Diem - The Last Straw on McMaster
Thursday, March 22, 2018 11:42 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Donald Trump has once again been sabotaged by leaks from inside his administration.  This time, someone with access to materials prepared for the recent presidential phone call with Vladimir Putin gave them to the Washington Post, highlighting the staff’s admonition not to congratulate the Russian dictator on his recent “reelection,” and the fact that Mr. Trump did it anyway.

The intended target of this disclosure presumably was President Trump.  But American statecraft is a casualty, too.

Fortunately, the close-hold handling of such information means that very few officials would have had access to the briefing cards and the actual content of the two presidents’ conversation. Prime suspects are National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and Obama hold-overs employed in his personal office.

McMaster should have been fired long ago for bad personnel decisions, among other misconduct. Mr. President, seize the day. 

This is Frank Gaffney.  

With Diana West
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 3:30 PM

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

    Stalin’s influence in US gov’t during Roosevelt eraThe significance of policy manipulation studyThe explosion of government under the New Deal 


    FDR’s decision to embrace relations with Soviet UnionSoviet tradecraft & information operationsThe effort to exonerate Alger Hiss 


    Are information operations merely a myth?The role of Harry Dexter WhiteHow WWII could have ended earlier


    The importance of the Venona documentsImplications of criticizing investigative historyWhat is The March Through the Institutions?


    The “Red Thread” seriesThe continuity of Soviet/Russia influence operations in the US
Give the Power-abusing IT Giants the Ma Bell Treatment
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 11:35 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Have you heard the political left’s gnashing of teeth about a company called Cambridge Analytica and its unauthorized exploitation of Facebook users’ personal information for commercial purposes?  My immediate reaction was: Wait, isn’t that what IT monopolies like Facebook and Google do every day?

Fortunately, Michael Brendan Dougherty just explained at National Review the double standard being applied here. Cambridge Analytica’s sin evidently was not so much what it did as who it was helping – namely Republican candidates and, in particular, Donald Trump.

As Dougherty observes, Silicon Valley has no problem with its products being exploited – as long as it’s by Democrats like Barack Obama, whose abuse of Facebook-derived data made Cambridge’s pale by comparison.  But the IT giants are now working to ensure conservatives can’t do what Obama did.

Time to break them up like Ma Bell, before they abuse again.  

This is Frank Gaffney.  

With Kevin Freeman, Luis Fleischman, George Rasley and Justin Miller
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 4:45 PM

KEVIN FREEMAN, Author of Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack (2013), Author of Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It Can Happen Again (2012), Founder of Globaleconomicwarfare.com, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

    Russian attacks on US energy gridSerial bombings in TexasImportance of UK acknowledging threat from Russia 

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 arrest of a Cuban national in ColombiaSanctions on Venezuela’s crypto-currencyTrump and Pence to speak at Organization of American States in Peru

GEORGE RASLEY, Editor of Conservative HQ:

    Are Russian influence operations new?The significance of understanding the threatNancy Pelosi’s ambitions 

JUSTIN MILLER, Ambassador Outreach, Objective Zero:

    Suicide among veteransResponsiveness of the V.A. to veterans in needThe functioning of Operation ZeroBridging the gap between civilians and veterans
The Truth About China - It’s a Threat to Freedom
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 11:32 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

As Chinese president Xi Jinping completes his consolidation of power domestically and pursues with increasing brazenness the domination of half the world – on a scale that makes Imperial Japan’s “Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere” pale by comparison, there’s an urgent need for clarity about the threat posed to freedom by Communist China.

The retired Catholic Cardinal of Hong Kong Joseph Zen has just helpfully provided a reality check in the form of an assessment of the truth about the proverbial “canaries in the coal mine” – China’s ever-more-repressed Christians. 

Cardinal Zen warned “The truth doesn’t enjoy good health or high esteem nowadays in China. Everything is fake, from food to medicine. You are not expected to tell the truth, just say what the boss wants to hear.”

Here’s the truth: Communist China is persecuting its own people and is at war with ours. 

This is Frank Gaffney.  

With Gordon Chang, Claudia Rosett, Ken Timmerman and Jessica Vaughan
Monday, March 19, 2018 4:27 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:

    Probability of President Trump and Kim Jong Un meetingWill NK ever denuclearize?The future of wireless communicationsVladimir Putin’s unsurprising victory

CLAUDIA ROSETT, Foreign Affairs columnist at Forbes.com, Blogs at “The Rosett Report” at PJ Media:

    The re-election of PutinThe poisoning of ex-Russian spy in the UKImplications of the Skolkovo transfer

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 incoming arrival of Saudi’s crown princeHow Iran deal sparked region-wide proliferation of weaponsWhat is the US doing in Yemen?Turkey’s actions in Northern Syria 

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:

    How the Feds are pushing back against the sanctuary state policyLizbeth Mateo’s appointment and background
‘Civil War II’
Monday, March 19, 2018 11:31 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

I had a chance to speak to a group in Queens, New York last night about Abraham Lincoln.  It prompted me to reflect on civil war – in his time, and ours.

Of course, Lincoln’s presidency was defined by the cataclysmic struggle between the Union and the southern states that wanted to secede from it. A similar – albeit, undeclared and mostly non-violent – conflict seems to be underway today.

In my remarks, I cited an analysis of what might be called “Civil War II” written by David Vincent Gilbert.  I don’t know the man, but found compelling his observation that:  “…The basic issue here [is] who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other, but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.”   

This is Frank Gaffney.  Check out the rest of my speech at SecureFreedom.org.

With Benjamin Weingarten, Tom Popik, Michael Mabee and Charles LiMandri
Friday, March 16, 2018 5:25 PM

BENJAMIN WEINGARTEN, Founder and CEO of ChangeUp Media LLC, Senior Contributor at The Federalist, Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, 2015 Publius Fellow to the Claremont Institute:

    Is the departure of H.R. McMaster underway?Adam Schiff on Russia collusion narrative

TOM POPIK, Chairman, President, Director and co-founder of the Foundation for Resilient Societies & MICHAEL MABEE, Author of The Civil Defense Book: Emergency Preparedness for a Rural or Suburban Community:

    What’s wrong with our electric grid?The effectiveness of FERC and NAERCSuccesses of The Foundation for Resilient Societies


    The vulnerability of US electric gridThreat of Russian cyber attacks

CHARLES LIMANDRI, President and Chief Counsel of the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, Attorney at Limandri & Jonna LLP:

    The Anti-Islamic bullying projectThe Coronado church directory controversyCAIR attempts to implement agenda on public schools
‘Gun Control on Steroids’ Makes the World More Dangerous
Friday, March 16, 2018 11:39 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Russia has used nerve agent to kill one of its former spies in Britain. Its Syrian clients have repeatedly used chlorine and other toxic chemical agents.  And North Korea has been accused of supplying Syria’s regime with the wherewithal to do so.

There sure seem to be a lot of chemical arms for a world we were assured would be rid of them if only the United States ratified the problematic Chemical Weapons Convention.  The available evidence appears to vindicate those of us who warned back then that, by so doing, we’d simply ensure the planet’s bad guys were the only ones who had lethal chemical arms.

Think of it as gun control on steroids.  No matter how many children are trotted out demanding that we disarm, the reality is our enemies won’t.  And the world will be a more, not less, dangerous place.

This is Frank Gaffney.  

With Dan Perkins, Dr. Anne Pierce, David Goldman and Raymond Ibrahim
Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:59 PM

DAN PERKINS, Author of The Brotherhood of the Red Nile, Writings can be found on Constitution.com, The Hill, Daily Caller and Daily Surge:

    Upcoming North Korean SummitTrump vs. Obama on nuclear diplomacyShould the EU stay out of NK talks?

 DR. ANNE PIERCE, Contributor to the Washington Times, Richochet.com, Real Clear Politics and The Washington Examiner, Author of A Perilous Path: The Misguided Foreign Policy of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry

    The attempted murder of former Russian spy in UKBritish and US response to Russian spy attack

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

    Economic policy in the Trump administrationLarry Kudlow to replace Gary CohnThe case for tariffs regarding national security

RAYMOND IBRAHIM, Author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians, Ibrahim’s writings, translations and observations have appeared in The New York Times, CNN, LA Times, Fox News, Financial Times, etc., Born and raised in the U.S. by Coptic-Egyptian parents born and raised in the Middle East:

    Iraqi Arch Bishop describes persecution of ChristiansSTPC Campaign
We Need a Space Force, Now!
Thursday, March 15, 2018 11:28 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Last year, President Trump’s National Security Strategy rightly emphasized the enormous importance of outer space to our security and economic wellbeing.  Now, he’s considering creating a new military branch, the Space Force, to ensure that our enemies cannot dominate this strategic high ground to our grave detriment. 

Unfortunately, some of those enemies are far advanced in trying to do just that. The Russians have long had anti-satellite capabilities and maintained such a robust ability to gain access to space that we have long paid them to get rides to our space station. 

Meanwhile, the Chinese have been developing satellites capable of maneuvering and attacking ours.  They’re also working on anti-satellite lasers, space planes, weapons platforms in space and their own militarized space station, leading ultimately to a People’s Liberation Army base on the moon.

We need a Space Force, now.

This is Frank Gaffney.  

With Dr. Herbert London, Diana West, Mark Krikorian, Rachelle Peterson and Dr. Peter Pry
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 8:29 PM

DR. HERBERT LONDON, President of the London Center for Policy and Research, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute:

    Is Rex Tillerson’s exit a good thing?President Trump’s planned summit with Kim Jong-UnThe ‘Russian chessboard’

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

    President Trump’s recent staff shake-upsIs the American Left beginning a course correction on Russia?Operation Ghost Stories

MARK KRIKORIAN, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies:

    Democrats’ call to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencyHow eliminating ICE would be a disaster for public safetyCalifornia laws interfering with enforcement of federal immigration lawWhere DACA amnesty stands

RACHELLE PETERSON, Director of Research Projects at the National Association of Scholars, Policy Advisor for the Heartland Institute:

    Chinese funded Confucius Institutes on American college campusesHow Beijing exerts control over what is taught about China in American universitiesFBI investigations into Confucius InstitutesWhy colleges and universities should voluntarily close every Confucius institute

 DR. PETER PRY, Executive Director of the Congressional Task Force on National and Homeland Security:

    Russia’s overwhelming advantage in nuclear weaponsPutin’s ‘Escalation Dominance’The ‘blind leading the blind’ on EMP
Now It’s Time to Fire Tillerson’s Enabler, H.R. McMaster
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:24 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

President Trump channeled Ronald Reagan yesterday when he fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.  In 1982, Mr. Reagan sacked his top diplomat, Al Haig, for engaging in similarly rank and even contemptuous insubordination and serial sabotaging of the President’s policies.

In Haig’s case the last straw was his double-dealing with European allies about the Siberian gas pipeline.  For Tillerson, it reportedly was his perfidy in working with them and other nations aimed at saving the fraudulent Obamabomb nuclear deal with Iran that Mr. Trump rightly rejects.

Every president is entitled to expect and receive his subordinates’ faithful execution of his direction.  For this one to get it, he’ll also have to replace the enabler of Rex Tillerson’s insubordination, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, with someone deeply experienced, supremely competent and aligned with him and his policies.  

That man is John Bolton. 

This is Frank Gaffney.  

With Fred Fleitz
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 8:07 PM

FRED FLEITZ, Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy, former CIA officer, author of The Coming North Korea Nuclear Nightmare: What Trump Must Do to Reverse Obama’s Strategic Patience:

    The Bush administration’s flawed policy toward North KoreaBarack Obama’s disastrous “strategic patience” 


    Kim Jong-Un’s “super-EMP”How North Korean cyber warfare metastasized during the last administrationWhy President Obama’s sanctions were ineffective against the Kim regime


    How President Trump has been able to enforce sanctions against North KoreaWhy China is less interested in enabling PyongyangLikelihood of North Korea actually denuclearizing 


    What Mike Pomepo’s most important task will be as the new Secretary of StateAssassination of Russian ex-spyFormer Obama officials new anti-Trump think tank
President Trump’s Economic Warrior, Peter Navarro
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:38 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

With Donald Trump’s recent decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, a man who has been toiling in relative obscurity for the past year is emerging as a key presidential advisor. He’s Peter Navarro, an economics professor who heads the White House Trade Council. 

Dr. Navarro is also an expert on Communist China. And he’s clearly helping shape the Trump administration’s increasingly robust approach towards that nation, which has been waging “unrestricted warfare” against us for at least two decades.  

For example, the U.S. Navy is intensifying its challenges to Chinese claims of sovereignty over the South China Sea.  Beijing’s expropriation of American intellectual property will be countered next. And the FBI is finally investigating the PRC’s so-called Confucius Institutes that are, in fact, influence and subversion operations on over 100 American college campuses.  

Bravo, Messrs. Trump and Navarro! 

This is Frank Gaffney.  

With Gordon Chang, Kevin Freeman, Rowan Scarborough and Peter Huessy
Monday, March 12, 2018 7:51 PM

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

    Trump’s decision to meet with Kim Jong-UnIs it possible that the South Koreans are setting up the United States?How to avoid a repeat of the JCPOAWhy U.S. should increase sanctions during talks with Pyongyang

KEVIN FREEMAN, Author of Secret Weapon and Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack:

    President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminumChinese ‘retaliation’ to a ‘trade-war’Risk of Beijing dumping U.S. debt

ROWAN SCARBOROUGH, National Security Reporter at the Washington Times:

    Russian oligarch claims that George Soros was involved in funding Fusion GPSSteele’s backtracking on dossier in light of new lawsuitsWhy are there so many leaks from the House Intelligence Committee? 

PETER HUESSY, Director for Strategic Studies at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies:

    Is Vladimir Putin bluffing about Russia’s nuclear capabilities?Modernization of weapons versus quantity
Reality Check Needed on North Korea’s Intentions
Monday, March 12, 2018 11:27 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Last week, President Trump agreed to hold an unprecedented meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.  He did so on the basis of commitments putatively made by Kim to South Korean interlocutors, including pledges to discuss the denuclearization of his country and meantime to stop testing his nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

North Korea expert Lawrence Peck reports, however, that Kim’s state-controlled media have thus far made no mention of his meeting the U.S. president, let alone any undertaking to denuclearize. To the contrary, these information warfare operations keep trumpeting the importance of the North’s nuclear “deterrent” and hostility towards this country.

There’s even satellite photography suggesting that Kim Jong Un has been ramping up production at his plutonium-based nuclear fuel plant. 

So, did the South Korean delegation misunderstand, or simply misrepresent, Kim’s intentions? 

Repeat after me: Hold the champagne.

This is Frank Gaffney.  

With Lawrence Peck, Ronnie Crouse, Ken Timmerman and Bill Gertz
Friday, March 9, 2018 8:20 PM

LAWRENCE PECK, Advisor to the North Korean Freedom Coalition:

    North Korea’s anti-American propaganda after President Trump’s agreement to meet with Kim Jong UnPyongyang’s ramping up of plutonium production in recent daysLikelihood of Kim Jong Un actually ending North Korea’s nuclear weapons program

RONNIE CROUSE, South African Business Owner:

    Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment in South AfricaRedistribution of white-owned farm landAtrocities perpetrated against white people

KEN TIMMERMAN, President of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran:

    Iran’s expansion in the Middle East bordering IsraelFounder of IRGC’s threat to IsraelAdvice for Donald Trump prior to the summit with Kim Jong Un

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

    The Pentagon’s military planning for North KoreaChina and Russia’s ‘low-level conflict’ against the U.S.S. tailoring nuclear forces to deter Chinese threat, space warfare and new bill ramping up relatinos with Taiwan
Hold the Champagne on the Rocket Man Summit
Friday, March 9, 2018 12:24 PM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Disrupter-in-Chief Donald Trump’s much-criticized campaign to pressure North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to denuclearize his country – featuring U.S. military preparations to attack it, if necessary, and harsh international sanctions – has born fruit.  

Kim reportedly has agreed to discuss in the next two months eliminating his nuclear arsenal and, for the duration, to stop further testing such weapons and their ballistic missile delivery systems. In the meantime, we’re told, the coercive pressure will continue.  Many of Mr. Trump’s critics have been grudgingly reduced to applauding his crisis management.   

The catch is that the person with whom Kim will hold such discussions is President Trump.  That’s unmistakably a coup for the planet’s most odious thug, one that risks legitimating and perpetuating his regime while creating a dynamic that could enable the threat North Korea poses to continue metastasizing covertly. 

Hold the champagne.

This is Frank Gaffney.  

With Michael Cutler, Diana West, Fred Fleitz and E. Ray Moore
Friday, March 9, 2018 1:16 AM

MICHAEL CUTLER, Former Immigration and Naturalization Service Agent:

    Sanctuary cities’ clear and present danger to U.S. national securityOpen hostility in California for federal immigration law‘Customer oriented’ immigration system

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

    How Obama and Clinton effectively delivered Putin’s hypersonic weapons technology through SkolkovoThe Clintons’ pattern of military technology exchange for money

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

    North Korea’s statement of willingness to discuss giving up nuclear program and normalizing relations with the U.S.How President Trump’s policies have brought North Korea to the negotiating tableParameters for any U.S. negotiation with Pyongyang

E.RAY MOORE (Chaplain, Lt. Col. USAR Ret.), Front Line Ministries:

    How the left has captured the public school system The ‘Red-Green’ axisBenefits of private Christian home schooling 
Mr. President - Hold the “Gun Violence Industry” Accountable
Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:25 PM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Donald Trump will convene today another of his trademark White House “listening sessions.”  This one is aimed at exposing a long-neglected, but obviously contributing factor to gun violence among America’s youth. 

For far too long, debates about “what to do about guns” – usually precipitated by some horrific mass shooting by psychopathic individuals – have given a pass to those who make billions of dollars desensitizing young people to or otherwise normalizing such murderous behavior. Insult is added to injury when prime-movers behind such cultural conditioning as actor George Clooney step forward to demand new and even unconstitutional controls on firearms. 

If, as is his wont, the President allows the rest of us to listen in today, we better hear what might be called the “gun violence industry” acknowledge that it’s part of our present problem – and must be part of the solution.   

This is Frank Gaffney.  

With Jim Dau, Kelly Kullberg, Phil Haney and Michele Nicole
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 4:00 PM

JIM DAU, Voices of the Martyrs, Served in the USMC:

    The global persecution and oppression of ChristiansDetails on the Saved the Persecuted Christians campaignSignificance of identifying the persecutors

KELLY KULLBERG, founder of the Veritas Forum, editor/co-author or Finding God at Harvard: Spiritual Journeys of Christian Thinkers, now runs America Conservancy “advancing truth, because of love”:

    Social justice blind spot regarding ChristiansBiblical teachings on open bordersImplications of the ‘Open Society Foundation’

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

    US Constitution vs. Sharia legal systemThe institutionalization of Sharia within Islam

MICHELE NICOLE, Board Member of Christian Boaters Association, Medical Practitioner by Training:

    The Saved the Persecuted Christians coalitionHow to best shed light on the persecutors
Hold the Champagne on the North Korea “Breakthrough”
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 12:35 PM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

So, North Korea says it’s willing to meet with South Korea’s president, negotiate with the United States and freeze its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Has the North’s dictator, Kim Jong Un, been so panicked by President Trump’s much-decried belligerency that he has actually abandoned the decades-long ambitions of his dynasty to have and brandish nuclear weapons? 

Or is Kim simply doing what his family has done for years – a classic bait-and-switch masquerading as a charm offensive?  In that case, protracted negotiations will lead to concessions by one or more Western powers, with the effect of legitimating and otherwise propping up the North Korean regime.  And hard experience should have taught us that Kim and his team will cheat on any promises they make and keep building weapons with which to threaten the rest of us.

My advice:  Hold the champagne.

This is Frank Gaffney. 

With Lawrence Sellin, Dr. Alan Bauer, Daniel Greenfield and Bill Marshall
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 7:16 PM

LAWRENCE SELLIN, Author of Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution, Retired Colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve, Veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq:

    China’s One Belt One Road initiativeImportance of taking advantage of strategic choke pointsThe ‘peaceful rise of China’ narrative

 DR. ALAN BAUER, Father of one of the victims of a PLO bombing:

    How the Palestinian Authority enables terrorismTerrorist Case-Sokolow v. PLOSCOTUS will decide if it will on March 29th. 

DANIEL GREENFIELD, Shillman Journalist Fellow at the Freedom Center for Security Policy, Blogs at Sultan Knish, Contributing Fellow at Family Security Matters:

    The so called Israeli-Palestinian ‘peace process’The state of elections within the Palestinian AuthorityHow the Mueller investigation is advancing Qatar’s foreign policy goalsMcMaster’s possible replacement 

BILL MARHSALL, Senior Investigator for Judicial Watch:

    The Russian collusion sagaSever implication of Fusion GPS dossierHow to issue a FISA court warrant
CFIUS Must Permanently Block a Hostile Takeover of Qualcomm
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 12:34 PM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

It’s not often that I get to share some good news, but this is one such occasion. Yesterday, we warned that the board of Qualcomm, an American company specializing in state-of-the-art telecommunications innovations was going to be forced today to turn over its intellectual property and patents to a foreign firm with ties to Communist China. 

While the Chinese and their surrogates have long plundered Silicon Valley, Qualcomm is the American pioneer in 5G wireless technology for the so-called “internet of things.” It would be national security folly, to say nothing of a U.S. privacy and economic nightmare, to render us dependent for these on a hostile power.

Fortunately, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States at the last minute blocked for one month a potential hostile takeover of Qualcomm. Now, we must make sure that impediment is permanent.

This is Frank Gaffney.  

With Kevin Freeman, Gordon Chang and Rick Manning
Monday, March 5, 2018 7:51 PM

KEVIN FREEMAN, Author of Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack (2013), Author of Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It Can Happen Again (2012), Founder of Globaleconomicwarfare.com, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

    Import quotas on steel and aluminumUnrestricted warfare in the global marketplaceThe real threat from China


    Economic warfare of hostile and friendly nationsDefining the internet of thingsImplications of extreme trackingWhy CFIUS must be reformed

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 current position of VietnamThe Chinese military budget increaseConsequences of Xi Jinping’s consolidation of power

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:

    5G Technology development riskQualcomm take over by Broadcom
CFIUS Must Block Hostile Takeover of Qualcomm NOW!
Monday, March 5, 2018 12:33 PM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

President Trump believes it is a national security imperative to protect America’s steel and aluminum industries. Whatever one thinks of his controversial decision to impose tariffs for that purpose, Mr. Trump’s announcement compels us to recognize that hostile powers – and even “allied” nations – are waging economic warfare against this country, and we must fight back.   

For example, Communist China has subjected America to “unrestricted warfare” for at least two decades through techniques like currency manipulation, technology theft, cyber attacks, resource monopolies, espionage and influence operations.

Columnist Richard Manning warns that a Singapore-based company with suspected ties to China will try to force a hostile take-over tomorrow of Qualcomm, the U.S. leader in 5G Internet technology that’s expected to power the so-called “Internet of things.” We can’t afford to have such sensitive know-how in the hands of those waging unrestricted warfare against us.

This is Frank Gaffney.