U.S. On Collision Course With Syria and Iran

With Matt Brodsky, Jim Simpson, Bill Gertz and Patrick Dunleavy:

MATT BRODSKY, Senior Analyst in Wikistrat’s Analytic Community:

  • Status report on the war against ISIS
  • Strategic considerations for the United States
  • The future of Qatari relations and the Al Udeid Air Base

PATRICK DUNLEAVY, Author of The Fertile Soil of Jihad: Terrorism’s Prison Connections:

  • Edwin Lorenzo Lemmons: a case study of prison radicalization
  • Vetting prison religious volunteers and clergy for criminal background and social media activity

BILL GERTZ, Senior editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • Pentagon security breaches by the Chinese and Russians
  • Robert Mueller’s special investigation turns to China
  • Chinese efforts to hinder U.S.-South Korean relations
  • John Lenczowski’s efforts in fighting the ideology battle against terrorism

JIM SIMPSON, Freelance Investigative Journalist, Former Budget Examiner for the White House Office of Management and Budget:

  • SPLC and its history with the socialist Frankfurt School
  • The refugee crisis and why they should share American values