Tag Archives: Bruce Bechtol

The Stock Market Shake-Up

With Diana West, Kevin Freeman, Bruce Bechtol and Arthur Milikh

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

  • Supposed coincidences in Russia narrative
  • Implications of the Steele dossier

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

  • The recent stock market volatility
  • Significance of timing of this specific drop
  • U.S. adversaries and the reserve currency

BRUCE BECHTOL, Professor of Political Science at Angelo State University, Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Korea Observer, Member of the Board of Directors of the Council on U.S.-Korea Security Studies, President of the International Council on Korean Studies:

  • North Korea proliferation capabilities
  • Can sanctions work against Pyongyang?
  • Is China reconsidering its NK policy?

ARTHUR MILIKH, Associate Director of the Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, Has written for Daily Signal, National Review and NationalAffairs.com, Worked as a clerk for the House Armed Services Committee:

  • Civility vs. barbarism in political philosophy
  • Implications of the bipartisan approach
  • The current rebellion against establishment and the Trump revolution

The End of ‘Strategic Patience’

With Shoshana Bryen, Bruce Bechtol, Leo Hohmann and Fred Fleitz

SHOSHANA BRYEN, Senior Director of the Jewish Policy Center:

  • Assad’s motivations for using chemical weapons
  • Why Russia won’t be leaving Syria any time soon
  • Separating punishment from regime change
  • Upcoming Referendum in Turkey

BRUCE BECHTOL, Member of the Board of Directors of the Council on U.S.-Korea Security Studies, President of the International Council on Korean Studies:

  • President Trump’s North Korea options
  • Sanctions against Iranians aiding Pyongyang’s nuclear program
  • China’s role in deterring Kim Jong Un

LEO HOHMANN, Author of Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad:

  • Twin Falls, Idaho refugee assault of a five year old girl
  • Minneapolis Ward Six
  • Abdel el-Sayed’s run for Michigan governor

FRED FLEITZ, Former CIA officer, Executive Vice President of Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy:

  • CIA’s longest serving operative Hugh Montgomery
  • Shifting U.S.-Russian relations
  • FISA surveillance on Carter Page

The Deep State

With Adam Kredo, Richard Pollock, Fred Fleitz and Bruce Bechtol

ADAM KREDO, Senior Writer for the Washington Free Beacon:

  • The role of Obama loyalists in the takedown of Michael Flynn
  • Iran warns the Trump administration in order to prevent disclosure of secret side deals
  • Admiral Bob Harward’s potential appointment as National Security Advisor

RICHARD POLLOCK, Senior Investigative Reporter for The Daily Caller:

  • Spymasters have turned their statecraft against the White House
  • Michael Flynn’s post-resignation defiance
  • Will President Trump drain the swamp in the intelligence community?

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

  • What is the “deep state”?
  • The abuse of classified information
  • Protecting sources and methods
  • Wall Street Journal Report that intelligence agencies are withholding information from Trump

BRUCE BECHTOL, Professor at Angelo State University, President of the International Council on Korean Studies:

  • The assassination of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother
  • Pyongyang’s state sponsorship of terror
  • North Korea’s advancement in missile technology

How the U.S. Can Disarm North Korea

With Gordon Chang, Mark Helprin, Peter Huessy and Dr. Bruce Bechtol

GORDON CHANG, Author of The Coming Collapse of China:

  • How Russia and China will challenge President-elect Trump
  • Waging a trade war with Beijing to gain leverage on the North Koreans
  • Scrapping TPP

MARK HELPRIN, Novelist, Journalist, Member of the Council on Foreign Relations:

  • The gathering nuclear storm
  • The Shiite crescent and its implications for U.S. interests in the Middle East
  • What the next administration’s priorities should be

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

  • The greatest nuclear threat to the U.S.
  • What the Russians are up to in Kaliningrad

BRUCE BECHTOL, Professor of Political Science at Angelo State University, Former Intelligence Officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency:

  • Kim Jong Un’s nuclear program
  • The successful use of Banco Delta Asia to punish North Korea in 2005

Chinese Spies Stole Pentagon War Plans

With Robert Spencer, Dr. Bruce Bechtol and Bill Gertz

ROBERT SPENCER, Director of JihadWatch, Author of The Truth About Muhammad: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades:

  • The Southern Poverty Law Center’s attempts to shut down speech
  • Speaking honestly about how jihadis use the teachings of Islam to justify their actions and recruit peaceful Muslims is not hateful

BRUCE BECHTOL, Professor at Angelo State University:

  • Is North Korea testing missiles capable of reaching the United States?
  • Why Pyongyang would target American assets in Guam
  • Collaboration between North Korea and Iran

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • Podesta e-mails explicitly state the Obama administration wanted to engage America’s enemies
  • Chinese intelligence operations successfully stole Pentagon’s war plans
  • White House has prevented the Navy’s freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea
  • North Korea and Iran

North Korea Threatens Japan

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With Diana West, Dr.Bruce Bechtol, and Kent Yalowitz

DIANA WEST, Nationally syndicated columnist, blogger at Dianawest.net:

  • The Washington Post is suddenly interested in Russian involvement in US elections

Dr. BRUCE BECHTOL, President of the International Council on Korean Studies, Former Intelligence Officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency:

  • North Korea fired Nodong Missiles into Japans Air Defense Identification Zone and Exclusive Economic Zones
  • China presumably supplying Pyongyang’s hardware

KENT YALOWITZ, Partner at Arnold and Porter Law firm, led trial team that secured $655 million jury verdict against the Palestinian Authority and PLO in favor of eleven American families injured in terrorist attacks:

  • PLO stated it was unfair for the U.S. to hold them accountable for American citizens’ death in their operators’ terrorist attacks
  • Seeking a re-hearing from the second circuit to turn over decision from lower courts
  • PLO has not denied that their members killed U.S. Citizens

Has the Saudi government financed terrorism?

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With Dr. James Jay Carafano, Dr. Bruce Bechtol, Rep. Ted Poe and Bill Gertz

Dr. JAMES JAY CARAFANO, Vice President of the Heritage Foundation’s Kathryn and Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E.W. Richardson Fellow:

  • EgyptAir plane crash raises questions about airport security
  • Muslim Brotherhood’s role in facilitating jihad
  • Obama’s legacy on the national security portfolio

Dr. BRUCE BECHTOL, Associate Professor of Political Science at Angelo State University, Former Intelligence Officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency:

  • Kim Jong Un’s effort to consolidate power
  • Purges in the North Korean military
  • Advisability of negotiation a peace deal with Pyongyang

Rep. TED POE (TX-2), Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade:

  • US.-Saudi counterterrorism relationship
  • The Charity Transparency Act
  • Muslim Brotherhood’s facilitation of terror

BILL GERTZ, senior editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • Apple cozying up to the Xi regime?
  • Update on the South China Sea tensions
  • Senate Homeland Security hearing on the vulnerability of the electric grid
  • Closure of the Foreign Denial and Deception Committee within the National Intelligence Council

Growing Link Between Terrorist Organizations and Drug Lords in Latin America

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With Rep. Robert Pittenger, Diana West, Dr. Bruce Bechtol and Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

Rep. ROBERT PITTENGER (NC-9), Vice Chairman of the Bipartisan Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing:

  • Opening the U.S. financial markets to Iran
  • Link between terrorist organizations and drug lords in Latin America
  • Obama unilaterally allowing refugees who have provided “limited material support” to terrorists

DIANA WEST, author of “American Betrayal” and “Death of a Grown Up”:

  • Red-Green Axis
  • President Obama’s Libya debacle
  • Erdogan demands prosecution of German comedian

Dr. BRUCE BECHTOL, Associate Professor of Political Science at Angelo State University:

  • North Korean missile, satellite and nuclear capabilities
  • Kim Jong-un’s Intelligence Chief defects to South Korea

Dr. PETER VINCENT PRY, Executive Director on the Task Force on National and Homeland Security:

  • Assessment of North Korea’s “Super-EMP” weapon
  • NORAD Commander Gortney’s concerns about an EMP attack
  • How to protect our nuclear grid

Senate Ready to Give Obama Unlimited War Powers to Fight ISIS

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With Sen. Joni Ernst, Dr. Bruce Bechtol and Rebeccah Heinrichs

Sen. JONI ERNST (R-IA), Member of the Senate Armed Services and Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committees:

  • Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) needed to fully engage, defeat and destroy ISIS regardless of where they are
  • Where else will the West face threats from the Islamic State?
  • Importance of Guantanamo Bay for intelligence collection purposes

Dr. BRUCE BECHTOL, Associate Professor of Political Science at Angelo State University, former Intelligence Officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, President of the International Council on Korean Studies:

  • North Korea’s nuclear capabilities
  • Russia’s role in Pyongyang’s EMP development program
  • China’s role in using sanctions to deter North Korean aggression

REBECCAH HEINRICHS, Fellow at the Hudson Institute, Vice Chairman of the Counter-Proliferation Working Group of the John Hay Initiative:

  • Nature of the North Korean threat to the US
  • State of the US missile defense system
  • Hostile nations developing offensive systems specifically designed to exploit the weaknesses of US missile defense

(PART TWO):

  • Needed security measures concerning the US nuclear missile defense system
  • How long until North Korea and Iran outpace US nuclear capabilities
  • Lack of political will to modernize US defense systems

Arab World Denouncing Extremist Sunni Doctrine

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With Pete Hoekstra, Clare Lopez, Yossie Hollander, Bruce Bechtol

PETE HOEKSTRA, former U.S. Congressman (MI-2) and Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee:

  • Will Western leaders awaken to the threat of Islamic Jihad?
  • How President Obama has abetted the Muslim Brotherhood in America and throughout the Middle East and North Africa
  • Why engaging with the enemy will be seen as weakness and ruthlessly exploited

CLARE LOPEZ, Senior Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, former CIA Operations Officer:

  • Egyptian President el-Sisi’s condemnation of violent extremism in Sunni Islam
  • Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s denouncement of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, but failure to mention the later killings in the kosher deli market
  • Hezbollah advancing Iranian interests in Syria by aligning with Bashar al-Assad

YOSSIE HOLLANDER: Co-Founder of  the Fuel Freedom Foundation, and producer of the documentary “Pump”:

  • America’s solution to energy security
  • Why outdated regulations stifle creativity and contribute to high energy prices
  • What breaking the energy monopoly of oil means for our enemies abroad

BRUCE BECHTOL, Associate Professor of Political Science at Angelo State University:

  • The paradox of North Korea: a Third World country with First World cyber warfare capabilities
  • China turns a blind eye toward North Korean cyberterrorism operations
  • How North Korea might retaliate against President Obama’s proportionate response