Lack of American Naval Power Projection

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With Seth Cropsey, Diana West, Mark Langfan, Jim Hanson

SETH CROPSEY, Senior Fellow and Director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for American Seapower, former deputy undersecretary of the U.S. Navy:

  • China remains determined to claim sovereignty over international waters in the western Pacific
  • Strategic importance of the U.S. alliance with Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines
  • Large-deck aircraft carrier an important interment in projecting American seapower
  • U.S. Navy not prepared to counter Russian maritime buildup in the eastern Mediterranean
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DIANA WEST, nationally syndicated columnist:

  • Democratic presidential debate and the socialist mantra of certain candidates
  • The “Sanders Effect” catching on in American society
  • Knesset making it easier for Israeli citizens to obtain firearms for self-defense in light of recent violence
  • Is Western Civilization dead?
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MARK LANGFAN, United Nations Correspondent for Arutz Sheva, Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research:

  • Syrian civil war as a gateway for the Mullahs to gain access to the Mediterranean Sea
  • Putin securing a Shiite crescent in the Middle East
  • Historical analogy of Chamberlain’s Munich Treaty and the partition of Poland by Hitler and Stalin to that of the Iranian-Russian alliance in support of Assad
  • Threats to Israel from Iran nuclear deal, a possible Third Intifada, the Muslim Brotherhood, and other terrorist groups perpetuated by Barack Obama?
  • Yemen, Syria, Iraq, the Sinai all in flames with Jordan hanging on for dear life, all examples of the Obama Administration’s “arsonist” foreign policy
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JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President at the Center for Security Policy, former operator in the U.S. Army Special Forces:

  • Significance of Iranian economic sanctions relief in fueling the crisis in Syria
  • Myth regarding Mullahs approving the nuclear deal
  • Iran’s latest ballistic missile test
  • Advice to democratic presidential nominees to defeat the Islamic State
  • Reports of bombings in Ankara actually being Turkish government sponsored?
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