Category: National Security

Obama’s Last Minute Damage | The Russians are Coming

Obama’s Last Minute Damage | The Russians are Coming

Show 7-01 Summary: Russian hacking or Obama trying to do as much damage as he can on the way out the door? Obama grabbed another 1.8 million acres in Utah and Nevada — can this be undone or is it another victory for the U.N. enviro-nazis? Plus, the Russians are coming! Did the Russians actually do any hacking or didn’t they?

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Air Dates: Jan 7 & 8, 2017 | Rep. Ken Ivory (R-UT) & Kevin Freeman

Welcome to our 2017 kickoff show as we watch President Obama packing up and getting ready to leave White House while President Trump prepares to take control.

As if to cause whatever trouble he can on the way out, in true community-organizer fashion, two big things have happened during the remaining days of Obama’s presidency.  First was his most recent land grab of over 1.3 million acres in Utah, adding to the half a billion acres he’s already taken out of state control.  And second is the last gasps of politicization of intelligence agencies as they muddle through whether Russia hacked files that may or may not have impacted on the elections.

Obama’s Land Grab

We start with Rep. Ken Ivory (R-UT) who discusses what it means to have Obama seize yet more land for the federal government, the difference of national forest status to national monument, and all the rights removed from people being able to access the land for any use.  In Oregon we know firsthand the painful reality of having so much land removed from tax rolls with some counties having no resources to pay for school funding. Over the next two weeks remaining to Obama’s powers of pen and phone, will Malheur Forest and Siskiyou Crest National forest be added to the list of national monument designations?

Russians Hacking or Not?

Putin releases the identity of the Russian hacking spies who influenced the electionWe’ll also be talking about the alleged Russian “hacking” and whether it did, in fact, influence the elections. Agencies are alleging that they have proof the Russians did hand off hacked material to WikiLeaks. We talk to Kevin Freeman about the truth of all this, as well as the politicization of our intelligence agencies and how it’s gone wild under President Obama.  This is the president whose intelligence agencies told the American public that ISIS wasn’t to be  worried about and in the weeks before the “Arab Spring” that the Muslim Brotherhood was essentially a civic organization and nothing to worry about.

We’ve watched as Obama used our spy agencies to push political agendas rather than giving us, the people, the straight scoop—or do what they were designed to do: defend the U.S. from outside attacks. Are their solutions to “de-politicizing” our intel agencies? Don’t miss the steps we need to take.

Links & Further Information

Ken Ivory (Segments 1–3)

Kevin Freeman

 

An Insider’s Peek at the Trump Effect on National Defense

An Insider’s Peek at the Trump Effect on National Defense

Show Summary: Obama has wreaked havoc on our military and military readiness — with help from Republicans. Remember that whole sequester fiasco? This week, we take a look ahead at the Trump administration and talk with a member of Trump’s National Defense Transition Team on what it will take to rebuild our military. Because while Obama has been degrading our military, China and Russia haven’t slowed down one bit.

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Air Dates: Dec 3 & 4, 2016 | Carl Higbie and Brendan Kirby

After our series of shows on what a Hillary presidency would look like, we’re now into our second show on what a Trump presidency will look like.  Last week was cybersecurity, the future battlefield for warfare with Kevin Freeman (see our archives page if you missed it) but this week is about national defense: the military and our military readiness after eight years of Obama.

This week we’ll talk with Carl Higbie, a former Navy SEAL who during two combat deployments in Iraq led the group who captured the “Butcher of Fallujah”.  Returning to the states he taught high risk situations such as close quarters combats and air operations.

America's National Defense - What challenges does Trump face as he tries to rebuild it?
America’s National Defense – What challenges does Trump face as he tries to rebuild it?

We talk to Carl about our current military readiness and what it will take for a Trump administration to get us ready. Russia and China have not slowed down one bit during Obama’s tenure, tune in to find out where we stand on combat readiness. We also dig into his thoughts on the impact of what the military budget sequester has done and how an Obama Presidency our impacted our defense systems. Carl also gives us his insights into Trump’s cabinet picks such as Secretary Flynn and expectations for him as National Security Advisor on what we’ll see now that he will be advising President Trump.

The other half of our show is with Brendan Kirby, senior political reporter for Lifezette.  Tune in to find out why Mexico may actually end up embrace Trump’s wall—could it be they may actually want to pay for the wall?   And don’t miss our discussion about the Tom Price appointment who will be dismantling Obamacare and what it will take to get the job done.

Links Mentioned During the Show

Carl Higbie Segments (1–4)

Brendan Kirby Segments (5 & 6)

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Cybersecurity in the Trump Administration

Cybersecurity in the Trump Administration

Show Summary: With cybersecurity increasingly important, America dodged a bullet when we did not elect Hillary Clinton, the FBI-certified techno-nincompoop. This week, we take a look ahead at cybersecurity in the Trump administration, the challenges and opportunities.

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Air Dates: Nov. 25 & 26, 2016 | Kevin Freeman

Did you catch that article on the Drudge Report earlier this week about how Donald Trump’s son in law, Jared Kushner, used a tremendous amount of data mining and social media analysis and lean-startup business principles to win the election—throwing out the old model of campaigning, which Hillary used. So much for that whole not having a ground game bit.

We are in a new era. So many of the NeverTrump people I spoke to thought he’d lose because the Never Trumpers  looked at things through the old way of thinking. Didn’t have a ground game. Wasn’t spending on ads. Trust the polls.

It’s like when the telephone started taking off . People’s mindset still existed around the telegraph and land stations and a host of messenger boys to relay messages. But why do that, when you can directly speak to people? And before that, why rely on the post office and the pony express that takes days for a message to get there when you can get a message there in minutes over the telegraph? Each era brings a disruptive force that makes the previous obsolete. As we go forward in the Trump administration, keep that in mind — we are in the dawn of a new era. We stand at the edge of new era, a new way how the govt operates and  business – and gets out of the way to unleash the power of business. And that’s exciting

And that brings me around to today’s topic. Technology and security is the new field of business — and the new battlefield.

Two hundred years ago, whoever controlled the waterways controlled the world. In today, some hacker 19-year-old in Brazil can without ever leaving his bedroom. ISIS. Russia. China. You name it. They can all wipe out the  equivalent of the Erie Canal. They can steal customer information, take over bank accounts. They can shut down websites or millions of lanes of traffic, steal corporate secrets, or worse, steal our national security secrets.

Now, just a few weeks ago, Obama has handed over the  controls of internet—the 21st century waterways—to foreign countries.

Fortunately, the adults have taken over. We talk with Kevin Freeman, a world-renowned expert in cybersecurity and financial terrorism. What will cybersecurity look like in the Trump Administration? Kevin should know, since he’s been advising the Trump transition team.

Tune in to get an inside look at what’s happening behind the scenes with the Trump transition team—and to hear some rather frightening capabilities of our enemies and their targets. Hint: it’s not just computers.

Links Mentioned

Related Links

  • Be sure to check out our previous shows with Kevin Freeman on the archives page

Resources to Protect Yourself and Family

  • Be sure to have a supply of food on hand, a minimum of two weeks would be best but you can buy a month’s worth or more of dehydrated food. See Wise Food Storage or My Patriot Supply for food options.
  • Water is hard to store so look to buy a water purification system (consider that you may not be able to boil water). You can find many options out there but a $16 LifeStraw could literally be a lifesaver
  • EMP Protection: one of the best things you can do to protect yourself against an EMP is to store drinking water, food, and other survival items (e.g., heating/cooking sources, and home-protection). Consider that it could take weeks at a minimum for vital systems to recover and probably years to fully recover.
  • Protecting your electronic devices… If you have no other options, or need something quick while you build a better option, an old microwave apparently can be used as a makeshift Faraday cage but it not as reliable as a true Faraday cage
  • A better option is to make a Faraday cage out of a metal trash can
  • EMP cover – this is a unique lined, multi-layer “envelope” that you can slip electronics into