Tag Archives: Michael Pregent

Turkish Military Operation in Syria Unfolds

With Diana West, Joe Bosco, Michael Pregent and Michael Cutler

DIANA WEST, Nationally syndicated columnist, Blogs at Dianawest.net, Author of Death of the Grown Up, American Betrayal and Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy:

  • The Left’s use of defection and projection in the House
  • New developments in the anti-Trump conspiracy
  • Prospects of the impeachment inquiry

JOE BOSCO, Former China Country Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Member of the U.S.-China task force at the Center for National Interest:

  • Why the NBA should resist China’s censorship tactics
  • The current state of Hong Kong
  • Beijing celebrates 70th anniversary of the PRC

MICHAEL PREGENT, Visiting fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, Executive Director of Veterans Against the Iran deal, Embedded with the Peshmurga in Mosul ’05-’06, Worked to malign Iranian influence in Iraq as an advisor to Iraq’s security and Intelligence apparatus”

  • What do we know about Erdogan-Trump conversation regarding Syria?
  • Should Turkey continue to be considered a U.S. ally?
  • Why we must not abandon the Kurds
  • How an ISIS resurgence benefits Iran

MICHAEL CUTLER, Retired Senior Special Agent of the former Immigration and Naturalization Services, Hosts the radio show “The Michael Cutler Hour” on Friday evenings on BlogTalk Radio:

  • Why does the U.S. remain so vulnerable to terror attacks
  • Implications of the ‘thrift-savings plan’
  • The presence of Hezbollah cells in America




The Militarization of Space

With David Goldman, Michael Pregent, Kyle Shideler and Peter Huessy

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

  • Prospects of the U.S.-China trade deal
  • The significance of the upcoming Trump-Xi meeting
  • How the U.S. can confront Iran

MICHAEL PREGENT, Visiting fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, Executive Director of Veterans Against the Iran deal, Embedded with the Peshmurga in Mosul ’05-’06, Worked to malign Iranian influence in Iraq as an advisor to Iraq’s security and Intelligence apparatus:

  • Escalating tensions on the Persian Gulf
  • Iranian backed militias recent aggressive attacks against U.S. interests
  • How the U.S. can effectively counter Iran

KYLE SHIDELER, Director of CounterIslamist.org, Former Director of the Threat Information Office at the Center for Security Policy, Former Director of Research and Communications at the Endowment for Middle East Truth:

  • Dissecting the death of Morsi
  • The genesis of the Muslim Brotherhood
  • Why the MB must be designated a terrorist organization in the U.S.

PETER HUESSY, Director for Strategic Deterrent Studies at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, Former Senior Defense Consultant at the National Defense University Foundation, Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council:

  • Prospects for the upcoming Xi-Trump meeting
  • Why Trump must reestablish deterrence
  • Implications of Russia and China’s militarization of space

 




Upcoming Kurdish Referendum for Independence

With Brett Schaefer, Michael Pregent, Shoshana Bryen and Kevin Freeman

BRETT SCHAEFER, Jay Kingham Senior Research Fellow in International Regulatory Affairs at the Heritage Foundation, Member of Mont Pelerin Society:

  • President Trump’s speech at the full General Assembly
  • A return to a national interest foreign policy under President Trump
  • Should the U.N. be viewed as a solution to global problems?
  • Rex Tillerson’s performance as Secretary of State

MICHAEL PREGENT, Visiting Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, Executive Director of Veterans Against the Iran Deal:

  • Upcoming Kurdish Referendum for Independence
  • The IRGC is primary reason for seeking control in Iraq
  • What would a separate Kurdish state look like?
  • How the Kurds have been an effective ally in the defeat of ISIS

SHOSHANA BRYEN, Senior Director of the Jewish Policy Center, Former Senior Director for Security Policy at JINSA:

  • How the Kurds serve as Israel’s ally in the MENA region
  • Iranian proxies’ takeover of the Shiite government of Iraq
  • Have Israeli red lines in Syria been breached?

KEVIN FREEMAN, Author of Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack (2013), Founder of economicwarfare.com, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Host of Economic War Room (Coming to The Blaze soon):

  • Threats to the U.S. Dollar’s status as the reserve currency of the world
  • Concerted effort by Russia and China to diminish U.S. purchasing power
  • Absurdity of Venezuela’s claim to not use U.S. dollar

Shiite Crescent: Iran’s Growing Middle East Domination

With Adm. James “Ace” Lyons, Gordon Chang, Michael Rowan, and Michael Pregent:

ADM. JAMES “ACE” LYONS, Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet (Rt), Served as Senior U.S. Military Representative to the UN:

  • Why strength is essential for diplomacy
  • How to reconsider South Korean defense options
  • Dangers of Iran’s interregional bridge
  • Recognition of a Sovereign Kurdistan in Iraq

GORDON CHANG, Forbes.com columnist, World Affairs Journal Blogger, and The Daily Beast Contributor:

  • Developing hard-liner economic policies from the Trump Administration
  • President Moon’s ‘sunshine’ policy towards the North Koreans
  • Beijing’s’ overseas expansion into Africa
  • Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo’s death

MICHAEL ROWAN, Columnist, Author of “Threat Closer to Home: Huge Chavez and the War Against America:

  • Maduro’s elimination of the Venezuelan Parliament
  • Caracas’ dangerous support and Hezbollah
  • Why the U.S. must stop buying Maduro’s oil, gasoline, and bonds

MICHAEL PREGENT, Adjunct Fellow at the Hudson Institute, Senior Middle East analyst, Embedded with the Peshmerga in Mosul ’05- ‘06:

  • Status of the sectarian divide after the fall of Mosul
  • The U.S. military role in the conflict between Iraqi Sunni and Shiites
  • Growth of the Iranian influence in the region

Battle for Mosul Begins

With Michael Pregent, Tom Trento and Peter Huessy

MICHAEL PREGENT, Visiting Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University:

  • On-the-ground report from Iraq
  • Ongoing operation to retake Mosul
  • What will happen to the Sunni population in Iraq after the collapse of the Islamic State?

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

  • Is current U.S. defense spending sufficient?
  • Nuclear modernization timeline

TOM TRENTO, Founder of the United West, Producer of Fallen Angel: Cover-Up of Seal Team Six Shoot-Down:

  • Shoot down of Extortion 17 in August 2011
  • Deadly Rules of Engagement that lead to the shoot-down

The Clinton E-mail Saga Continues

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With Chris Farrell, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Diana West and Michael Pregent

CHRIS FARELL, Director of Investigations at Judicial Watch:

  • Judicial watch has recovered over 30,000 emails deleted from Hilary Clinton’s private server
  • Clintons ties to the Muslim Brotherhood through Huma Abedin
  • Obtained Possibly incriminating information under oath and sent to the Justice Department for review

PETER VINCENT PRY, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, Served on the Congressional EMP Commission:

  • North Korea’s ballistic missile launch from a submarine
  • How dangerous is Kim Jong Un?

DIANA WEST, Blogs at Dianawest.net, Author of “Death of the Grown Up” and “American Betrayal”:

  • Grooming gangs in the U.K.
  • Decline of Europe

MICHAEL PREGENT, Visiting fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, Executive Director of Veterans Against the Iran deal:

  • Shia Militias Massacres in Iraq
  • US military hardware going to Shia backed extremist groups
  • Iran ejected Russian military forces from bases

Chinese misbehavior following Hague ruling

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With Dean Cheng, Michael Pregent, Joseph Connor, and Michael Cutler.

DEAN CHENG, Senior research fellow at the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation:

  • Discussion on China’s aggressive expansion
  • RIMPAC and China’s inclusion
  • Obama’s continued capitulation to the Chinese

MICHAEL PREGENT, former US Army Intelligence Officer, Adjunct Fellow at the Hudson Institute:

  • Shia militias committing atrocities in Iraqi cities
  • ISIS to adopt the al Qaeda model for Iraq
  • Arming the Sunni tribes, recognizing the Kurds, and distancing from the Iranian-backed government in Baghdad

JOSEPH CONNOR, Co-author of “The New Founders,” and regular contributor to Breibart.com:

  • Discussing the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay
  • Iran hostage ransom and Hillary Clinton’s past with releasing terrorists
  • Obama’s capitulation to the Castros

MICHAEL CUTLER, Senior Fellow at Californians for Population Stabalization:

  • The Trump/Khan feud
  • Clinton’s plan to open the country to more Middle Eastern refugees
  • Impact of giving citizenship to illegal aliens

The Four Stages of Sanctions Relief to Tehran

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With Fred Fleitz, Michael Pregent, Dr. Ilan Berman, Myron Ebell, Bill Gertz

FRED FLEITZ, Senior VP for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy, former CIA analyst:

  • King Salman refusing to greet Obama upon his arrival in Riyadh
  • Grading the US-Saudi relationship
  • President Obama’s comments in The Atlantic
  • Would the US be better off with Britain out of the EU?

MICHAEL PREGENT, Adjunct Fellow at The Hudson Institute, served in the Middle East as an Army Advisor and Intelligence Officer:

  • Saudi Arabia as the lesser evil to Iran
  • The Muslim Brotherhood’s deep ties to the Royal Kingdom

Dr. ILAN BERMAN, VP of the American Foreign Policy Council, editor at the Journal of International Security Affairs:

  • Reorganization of Kremlin ministries to consolidate Putin’s power
  • Tough to gauge Putin’s popularity in Russia because of the population’s fear of him and skewed, state-administered polling
  • Poor economy slowing down Russia’s military modernization
  • Four level of sanctions relief to Iran

MYRON EBELL, Director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute:

  • US signing onto the UN’s Paris Climate Treaty
  • Global warming science continuing to be presented in a skewed manner

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at The Washington Free Beacon:

  • US, China, and Russia engaging in a Cold War-like arms race
  • Future war fighting involving high-speed hypersonic weapons?
  • Excessive START violations by US adversaries
  • General Vincent Brooks on the immediate threat of Kim Jong-un

 

 

 

 

Iranian-backed Shiite Militas Complicating Fight Against ISIS

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With Michael Pregent, Bill Gertz, Brent Scher and Fred Fleitz

MICHAEL PREGENT, Director of Veterans Against the Deal, Adjunct Fellow at the Hudson Institute:

  • Iranian backed Shiite militias complicating the fight against ISIS
  • Ramadi is not a model for retaking Mosul
  • Three Americans kidnapped by Shiite militias in Baghdad

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at The Washington Free Beacon:

  • Iran is preparing to launch a covert missile in violation of the UN Resolution that implemented the nuclear deal
  • China deploying an advanced air defense missile
  • North Korean’s nuclear missile test
  • ISIS has managed to obtain government air defense missiles

BRENT SCHER, Staff writer for The Washington Free Beacon:

  • The Clintons can’t escape their 90s scandals
  • Sidney Blumenthal’s shady role as Hillary Clinton’s advisor during her tenure as Secretary of State
  • The Clinton Foundation slush fund

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

  • Munich Peace Conference results
  • Obama’s Syria non-strategy
  • Should Apple unlock the San Bernardino terrorists’ iPhone?

Administration “Green Lighting” Russia

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With Guy Taylor, Tom Nichols, Brent Scher, Michael Pregent

GUY TAYLOR, National Security Chief at the Washington Times:

  • Intelligence community’s failures to predict Russia’s involvement in Syria
  • Collaboration between Iran and Russia in the Middle East

TOM NICHOLS, Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College:

  • Russia’s cruise missile strike in Syria
  • Putin’s attempt to return Russia to superpower status
  • Absence of American presence in the Middle East could lead to Shiite-Sunni war

BRENT SCHER, Staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • Can the FBI recover specific emails, requested by Rep. Trey Gowdy, on the Benghazi-gate scandal?
  • Platte River Networks claiming ignorance of knowledge concerning cloud firm doing offsite storage of Hillary’s emails
  • America Rising releasing damning information concerning Clinton’s close confidant Ms. Huma Abedin

MICHAEL PREGENT, Adjunct Fellow at the Hudson Institute, former intelligence officer:

  • Moscow’s military presence in the Middle East
  • Russia violating Turkish airspace and the subsequent effects on NATO
  • Strategy to train Iraqi Sunnis tribes in Kurdistan
  • Chances of an inclusive state government in Iraq