Keeping America Strong. Promoting Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights Abroad.

CAPITOL HILL FORUMS

 

2016 

“How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies,” Dr. Michael Ledeen, Best Selling Author of Field of Fight, September 23, 2016

“Democracy for China: Missed Opportunities and Opportunities Ahead,”  Dr. YANG Jianli, Leader in China Democracy Movement, June 17, 2016

“Cyberwarfare and New Threats to American Security,” Bill Gertz, Best Selling Author, Award Winning Defense and National Security Journalist, March 4, 2016

 

2015

“Knocking Down North Korea’s Information Wall: How Defectors are Spreading the Truth to North Korea,” Kim Seong Min, Founder and Director, Free North Korea Radio Award Winning Human Rights Activist, Ocober 30, 2015 

“Follow the Dragon Tracks: China's Emerging Presence from South China Sea to Facilities Access in the Indian Ocean,” Dr. Andrew Erickson Associate Professor, U.S. Naval War College, July 24, 2015 

"Ending the Kim Regime's Reign of Terror in North Korea: What Must Be Done," North Korea Freedom Week Delegation Speakers, May 1, 2015 

"Urgent National Security Challenges Facing America,"  Ambassador John Bolton, February 13, 2015  

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2014

"Justice for Africa's Last Colony: The Struggle for Human Rights and Self-Determination in Western Sahara," Aminatou Haidar, Sahrawi Human Rights Defender, March 24, 2014

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"The Threat from China," Bill Gertz, Senior Editor of the Washington Free Beacon and National Security Columnist for The Washington Times, February 7, 2014 

 

2013

"Death by China: Exposing the Cost of China’s Cyber Assault Against America," Professor Greg Autry of University of Southern California, September 20, 2013. 

“Cyberwarfare: Defense in an Offensive World,” John Higginbotham, CEO, Blue Ridge Networks, June 21, 2013.

"Energy and Security: Dealing with Cyber and Other Threats," R. James Woolsey, Former Director of Central Intelligence, March 1, 2013.

 

2012

“Is There Hope for North Korea's Future?", KIM Seong Min,Founder & Director of Free North Korea Radio;  PACK Kwang Il,Representative of the Youth and Students Forum for North Korean Democratization, September 17, 2012. 

 “Addressing America's National Security Challenges: A Conversation with Donald Rumsfeld”, The Honorable Donald Rumsfeld, June 29, 2012.

 

2011

“Reporting from the Front Lines on the Fight for North Korea’s Freedom and Human Rights”, Defectors from North Korea Kim Seung Min, Kim Young Soon, & Kim Hye Sook, September 23, 2011.

 “The Rising Threat to Democracy from Terrorist-Criminal Networks in South and Latin America and West Africa”, Dr. Douglas Farah, July 8, 2011.

  “The Middle East Revolts: What Caused Them, Who Led Them, What is Their Future”, Professor Walis Phares, advisor to the Anti-Terrorism Caucus, House of Representatives, explains critical observations which led to projections that the Middle East will undergo a series of revolts and revolutions, which is further discussed in his book, The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East, April 8, 2011.

“National Security Challenges for the Next Two Years”, | View Video (CSPAN)  Ambassador John Bolton discusses the Obama Administration's approaches to foreign policy and areas in which he believes important national security challenges may arise, January 28, 2011

 

2010

“Shariah: Will We Let It Destroy America?”, | View Video (YouTube) , Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy speaks on what Shariah is and stealthy techniques through which civilizational jihad and Shariah-compliant finance is being manifested in the U.S., March 19, 2010

 

2009

“Tearing Down the Cyberwall: How Human Rights Activists are Delivering Internet Freedom”, Global Internet Freedom Consortium Founder Dr. Shiyu Zhou on Internet Freedom, November 15, 2009.

“The Struggle for Human Rights in Occupied Western Sahara”, 2009 Civil Courage Prize Winner Aminatou Haidar on Western Sahara, October 23, 2009

“Controlling the Sea From the Shore: China's Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile System”, Paul Giarra on China's Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile System, September 18, 2009

“China's Military Development: Maritime and Aerospace Dimensions”, Andrew Erickson on China's Military Build-Up, July 17, 2009

“Testimonies From North Korean Defectors For North Korean Freedom Week”, North Korean Defectors on Their Fight for Human Rights, May 1, 2009

“Putting Their Lives On The Line: Charter 08’s Wake Up Call For China And America”, Dr. Yang Jianli on Charter 08, February 27, 2009

“National Security Agenda: Challenges Facing The Obama Administration”, Bill Gertz on National Security Challenges facing the Obama Administration, January 30, 2009

 

2008

“Surrender is Not an Option: Advice for the Incoming President”, Ambassador John Bolton

“Is the United Nations a Cash Cow for Dictators and Terrorists”, Claudia Rosett, Awarding Winning Journalist, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

“Reporting from the Front Lines in the Fight for North Korea’s Freedom and Human Rights”, North Korean defectors

“The Challenge of our Time - Islamofacism – and What We Can Do to Defeat It”, Frank Gaffney, Founder and President, Center for Security Policy

“China: Uncertainties and Implications”, Donald C. Winter, Secretary of the Navy, (off the record, no transcript available)

“China’s Crimes Against North Korean Refugees & Punishment of Those Who Help Them”, Steve Kim, New York businessman jailed for 4 years in China for helping refugees

“What America Perceives About Iran Vs. The Reality of Iran”, Ali Afshari, Iranian Democracy Activist    

 

2007

“The Long War: Iraq Strategy and the Way Forward”, Lieutenant General John F. Sattler, Director for Strategic Plans and Policy, J-5, Joint Staff

“What America Needs to Know: The Truth About the Struggle in Iraq”, H.E. Samir Shakir Mahmood Sumaida’ie, Iraq’s Ambassador to the United States

“Promoting Freedom and Human Rights for North Korea”, North Korean Defectors

“Chinese Intelligence Operations: Growing Threat to U.S. Security”, Bill Gerze, Best Selling Author and Defense and National Security Reporter

“The Plight of North Korean Refugees and Those Who Try To Save Them”, Phillip J. Buck, Humanitarian worker jailed in China for helping refugees

 

2006

“U.S. Army’s Role and Needs for Fighting the War on Terror”, Army Chief of Staff General Peter Schoomaker

“Taking on Tehran: America’s Options”, Ilan Berman, American Foreign Policy Council

“New Evidence Exposing North Korea’s Tunnels in South Korea”, Col. Gordon Cucullo (Ret.) Han-Sik Kim

 “The Navy in the Long War”, Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN

 

2005

“Electromagnetic Pulse Attack: The Fatal Attack on America’s Infrastructure”, Dr. Bill Graham (10-21-05)

“Red Dragon Arising: China’s Military Build Up and Intentions”, Edward Timperlake

“DoD’s Role in Protecting U.S. Citizens from Terror Attacks”, Peter Verga, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense

“Responding to Potential Bioterror Attacks on U.S. Soil”, Dr. Donna Knutson

“North Korean Defectors Plan for North Korea’s Future”, Exile Committee for North Korean Democracy

“Half a Century in the Hellish Nightmare: South Korean POWs Tell Their Story”, Chang-Ho Cho and Chang-Seok Kim, South Korean POWs

“What Will It Take To Win the War on Terror”, Frank Gaffney

“Are Our Old Concepts of Verification Obsolete?”, Paula DeSutter, Assistant Secretary of State for Verification and Compliance (1-28-05)

 

2004

“The War on Islamist Terrorism”, John Lehman (10-15-04)

“Your Army at War and Transforming”, General Richard Cody, Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army (9-17-04)

"Missile Defense: Answering the Critics", Brig. General Mark D. Shackelford (6-18-04)

"A Look Inside North Korea", N. Korean Defectors Representing the Democracy Network Against the North Korean Gulag (4-23-04)

 "Latest Developments on Western Sahara", President Mohamed Abdelaziz (3-26-04)

“Boots on the Ground: A Profile of American Soldiers in Iraq”, Karl Zinsmeister (2-13-04)

 “Emerging Threats to U.S. Foreign Policy: Iran v. Iraq & Latin America”, Dr. Constantine Menges (1-30-04)

 

2003

“What America Needs to Know About North Korea”, Hwang Jang-yop, North Korea’s highest ranking defector

“News from the Front on the War on Terrorism”, General Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

“How the Marine Corps is Responding Today & Preparing for Tomorrow’s National Security Challenges”, General Michael W. Hagee, Commandant of the Marine Corps

“The U.S. Navy’s Role in the War on Terrorism”, Admiral Robert J. Natter, Commander U.S. Fleet Forces Command and U.S. Atlantic Fleet

“When Will the War Start..Or How It is Going”, Richard Perle

“The Missile Defense Program: Where We Are, Where We Are Headed”, Lt. General Ronald Kadish, Director, Missile Defense Agency

 

2002

“An Overview of the War on Terrorism”, Dr. Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense 

“Failing the Test of September 11: The Nation and Its Leaders”, Mark Halprin, best-selling author

“Airpower in the Age of Terrorism”, General John P. Jumper, Air Force Chief of Staff

“How Kim Jong-il Enslaves 23 Million People: A Look Inside North Korea’s Regime”, Sun Soo Yoon, former office of DPRK National Defense Service

“The War on Terror: Why We Are In It and How We Should Fight It”, Hon. R. James Woolsey, Former CIA Director

“Transformation: Transforming our Military to Face Today’s National Security Challenges”, Dr. Stephen Cambone, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

“The U.S. Navy in the 21st Century World”, Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations

“Protecting America and Her Allies: The Bush Administration’s Plan for International Security”, Hon. John R. Bolton, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security

 

2001

"The Russia-China Strategic Axis: Implications for the United States and for Counter-Terrorism" Constantine Menges

"Aircraft Carriers: Here Today...But Tomorrow?", Norman Polmar

“Kim Jong'Il's Hell on Earth: A Look Inside North Korea”, Dr. Norbert Vollertsen

"China, Taiwan, U.S. Relations: Past, Present and Future", Edward Timperlake

"Doing It All Wrong in the Middle East -- and Elsewhere", Ambassador Edward Peck

"The New Bush Administration: What Changes Can We Expect", Caspar Weinberger

 "Defense Dilemmas", James Schlesinger

 

2000

"Getting Navy Missile Defense to Sea", Rear Admiral Rodney Rempt, Off the record, No transcript available

"How North Korea is Becoming Stronger: South Korean 'Sunshine' and U.S. Subsidies", Dr. Fred Ikle and Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt

"U.S. Counterterrorism Programs and Policy", Brig. General John F. Sattler and Ed Badolato

"Can the U.S. Deliver on Self-Determination in Western Sahara?", President Mohamed Abdelaziz

"The Process of WMD/Missile Proliferation: Implications for National Missile Defense", Dr. William Schneider, Jr.

"Should We Favor Communist China", Harry Wu

"Defense in an Election Year", Richard Perle

 

1999

"Bioterror Vaccines: Are We Protecting or Devastating Our Armed Forces?", Colonel Redmond Handy (USAFR, ret.)

"Responding the the National Security Challenges of the 21st Century", Marine Corps Commandant General James L. Jones

"Biological Warfare: Assessing the Danger, Meeting the Threat", Dr. Kenneth Alibeck