Tag Archives: Andrew McCarthy

Déjà Vu in Russia: A Regime of Deceit, Terror, and Imperialism

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With David Satter, Guy Taylor, Andrew McCarthy, Gordon Chang

DAVID SATTER, former Moscow correspondent and author of “It Was a Long Time Ago and It Never Happened Anyways: Russia and the Communist Past”:

  • Déjà vu regarding Russia’s annexation of Crimea
  • Realities of Russian forces fighting in Ukraine
  • Russian nuclear threats in response to U.S. deployments to eastern Ukraine
  • Internal Russian issues that affect its foreign policy

GUY TAYLOR, National Security Team Leader at The Washington Times:

  • Former Iraqi PM Maliki’s attempt to undermine American interests
  • The U.S.’s backfiring policy in Iraq
  • A massive Iranian opposition rally in France
  • The MEK is gaining traction as a force of Iranian opposition

ANDREW McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor:

  • Turkey in the aftermath of the recent election
  • The American drone strike that killed a top Al-Qaeda leader
  • The Administration’s concessions to Iran
  • Differing thoughts on President Obama’s major trade deal

GORDON CHANG, author of The Coming Collapse of China” and “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World:

  • Repercussions the recent Chinese OPM hacking could have on the US
  • The importance of the Trans Pacific Partnership for weakening Chinese regional hegemony
  • North Korea’s nuclear buildup
  • Responses to North Korea’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile launch capabilities

National Security Still in Need of a Strategy

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With Jed Babbin, Michael Auslin, Daniel Gallington, Andrew McCarthy

JED BABBIN, former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense and co-author of “The BDS War Against Israel”:

  • Why the new National Security Strategy is still not a strategy
  • Smart defense spending and the Quadrennial Defense Review
  • The President’s Bergdahl problem
  • Are Qatar and Turkey true allies of the United States?

Dr. MICHAEL AUSLIN, Director of Japan Studies at the American Enterprise Institute:

  • The current state of Sino-Japanese relations
  • China’s increasingly assertive use of territorial claims to harass neighbors
  • Shinzo Abe’s moves to create a more dynamic Japanese foreign policy
  • Weighing the nuclear option in pacifist Japan

DANIEL GALLINGTON, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Territorial Security:

  • European governments’ failings to properly assimilate their large Muslim populations into greater society
  • Walking the fine line of free speech as a modern-day journalist
  • Two important Patriot Act provisions up for renewal in Congress

ANDY McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor:

  • The Obama Administration’s hopes that the Muslim Brotherhood is the moderate Islamist group that can stabilize the Middle East
  • Muslim Brotherhood stated goals of unseating el-Sisi’s government in Egypt
  • Strategic patience: the strategy of doing nothing?
  • President Obama’s statements at the National Prayer Breakfast

House Select Committee On Benghazi Provides New Investigation Powers

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Diana West, Jerry Boykin, Andrew McCarthy, Jim Hanson

DIANA WEST, author of “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault On Our Nation’s Character”:

  • State Department’s 2014 country report on terror
  • The influence of inaccurate historical data on pop culture; history of U.S. Cold War counter intelligence

Lt. Gen. JERRY BOYKIN, original Delta Force member:

  • Bipartisan select committee on Benghazi—why does Benghazi matter, and how will the House Select Committee differ from previous hearings on the topic?
  • What was America purpose in Libya prior to the Benghazi attack?
  • Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria

ANDY MCCARTHY, former federal prosecutor and author of “Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy”:

  • The policy considerations behind the Benghazigate coverup and US involvement in the Libyan civil war
  • Legal benefits of investigating Benghazi in a select committee, versus a typical congressional standing committee
  • Obama’s behavior and claims that Al Qaeda was “on the path to defeat” in the immediate days following the Benghazi attack

JIM HANSON, former Army Green Beret weapons sergeant:

  • Critiquing President Obama’s past decision not to install missile defense systems in Eastern Europe; in light of new calls for a permanent NATO troop presence there
  • CIA and US military withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the deadly implications of Obama’s decision to surge without an intent to win
  • Holding the VA leadership accountable for its failures
  • New “smart rifle” technology

Managing Force Projection Amidst Decreasing Capabilities

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With Rep. Jim Bridenstine, Cdr. Kirk Lippold, Andrew McCarthy, Bill Roggio

Congressman JIM BRIDENSTINE, of the 1st district of Oklahoma, explains how energy and defense budget issues influence US foreign policy options in their relevance to managing US interests in Russia and Ukraine.

Former Naval Commander (Ret.) KIRK LIPPOLD, lays out a strategy for Naval leadership to counter decreasing capabilities.

ANDY MCCARTHY, author of “Spring Fever,” lists the precedents of the Clinton and the Obama Administrations that tie the US’s hands in terms of responding to Vladmir Putin and the annexation of Crimea.

BILL ROGGIO, of the Long War Journal, discusses Obama’s upcoming trip to Saudi Arabia. He further details how both the Saudi and Turkish governments have policies of leniency towards jihadist members actively engaged in “external Jihad” operations.

Still Searching for the Truth on Benghazi

With Catherine Herridge, Andrew McCarthy, Peter Brookes, Matthew Continetti

FOX News Channel’s Chief Intelligence correspondent CATHERINE HERRIDGE details what former CIA deputy director Michael Morell knew about the 9/11 Benghazi attack in its immediate aftermath, and how that intelligence compared with the official talking points produced by the government.

ANDREW McCARTHY of National Review Online covers the continuing drip of intelligence on the Al Qaeda threat in both Benghazi and Cairo in September of 2012 that was well known at the time and difficult to confuse with the now well debunked YouTube narrative pushed by the White House.

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Affairs PETER BROOKES describes the strategic interest of Vladamir Putin in Ukraine and the current Sino-Russian military and diplomatic relationship with some brief historical background.

Founder and editor-in-chief of the Washington Free Beacon MATT CONTINETTI compares the Obama Administration’s belief that the world is now less dangerous to the foolhardy belief of the Titanic’s builders that they had created an unsinkable ship.

Death Toll Rises As Venezuelans Continue Protest

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With Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Daniel Gallington, Andrew McCarthy, George Weigel

Representative ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN, Chair Emeritus of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, details the inroads Iran and North Korea are making into Latin America, particularly in alliance with the “ALBA” countries.  She also covers the student protests against the Venezuelan government, and expresses displeasure that the US has not done more to stand against the Maduro regime.

DANIEL GALLINGTON, former general counsel for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, voices concern over the administration’s continued “executive action” practices as they pertain to national security policy.

ANDREW McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor, weighs in on Rand Paul’s frivolous law suit against the President and NSA over its MetaData collection program.

GEORGE WEIGEL, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, addresses Russia’s strategic play in Ukraine and how it fits into the greater Russian Geopolitical agenda.

An Age of Deterrence: Nuclear Weapons Post-1945

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With Donald Rumsfeld, Suzanne Scholte, Yoram Ettinger, Andrew McCarthy

Former US Secretary of Defense DONALD RUMSFELD makes the case for why the United States’ strong nuclear deterrent has helped prevent the wartime use of nuclear weapons post-1945.

SUZANNE SCHOLTE, of the Defense Forum Foundation, sheds light on the human rights atrocities occurring in North Korea with the support of China.

Ambassador YORAM ETTINGER, looks at the impact Secretary of State John Kerry is having on the relationship between Israel and the United States.

ANDREW McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor, discusses the security concerns associated with the recent State Department and Department of Homeland Security joint initiative to suspend the prohibition on asylum seekers who have given “limited material support” to terrorism.

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Russia Yet To Come In Out Of The Cold As Olympic Games Near

With Michael Rubin, Diana West, Andrew McCarthy, Peter Brookes

MICHAEL RUBIN, of the American Enterprise Institute, recounts his recent travels through the Middle East and addresses the impact of regional powers on instability within the area.

DIANA WEST, author of “American Betrayal,” sheds light on the case of Sgt. Hutchins, a former Marine who has been caught up in a murder trial for the past 6 years.

ANDREW McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor and current columnist at National Review, argues that the Department of Justice is operating under a “selective justice” approach.

PETER BROOKES, of the Heritage Foundation, talks about the Russian government’s unwillingness to accept international aid in protecting the patrons and participants of the upcoming Sochi Olympics.

2014 State of the Union: Down A Road Towards More Broken Promises

With KT McFarland, Raymond Stock, Andy McCarthy, Gordon Chang

KT McFARLAND, host of foxnews.com’s “DefCon 3,” offers her predictions for tonight’s State of The Union Address.

RAYMOND STOCK, of the Middle East Forum, explores what the recent bombings in Cairo and general rise in violence portend for Egypt’s future.

Former federal prosecutor ANDY McCARTHY examines the future of the United States Constitution in light of President Obama’s announcement that he will be making further executive orders.

GORDON CHANG, author of “The Coming Collapse of China” and “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World,” comments on the political turmoil in Thailand, Vietnam’s push-back against Chinese expansionism, and the significance of a recent North Korean military exercise.

Ariel Sharon’s Legacy

With Buck McKeon, Elizabeth Harrington, Andrew McCarthy, Pete Hoekstra

Congressman BUCK MCKEON offers suggestions on how to prevent Afghanistan from turning into another Iraq.

ELIZABETH HARRINGTON, of the Washington Free Beacon, breaks down the debate occurring within the Senate over proposed military pension cuts, and the strain these cuts will place on U.S. veterans.

ANDREW MCCARTHY, former federal prosecutor, provides insight into the vote for Egypt’s new constitution and its place in the Egyptian political arena.

Former Congressman PETE HOEKSTRA scrutinizes the mixed messages President Obama has been giving recently about the future of national security, and in particular the collection methods used by agencies like the NSA.