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Friendly Fire Fatalities

Will the new trade deal with Japan offset the continuous tensions with China? Why doesn’t everyone gang up on China instead of fighting with each other? Are companies creating new risk assessment plans if they do business with China? Were Iranian leaders coming to the G-Summit a nothing burger? Heritage Foundation's Lt. Col. Jim Carafano joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Real Life Vs. Cable News

Does anyone actually try to learn and understand what ICE does? Are the protests in Hong Kong another example of China's disdain for their own people? Is law enforcement going to have to start paying more attention to extremist groups like Antifa? Are Americans as angry as they are portrayed on cable news? Heritage Foundation's Lt. Col. James Carafano joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Public Pressure On Big Tech

Should the FBI and CIA investigate Big Tech’s relationships with foreign powers? Is public pressure on Big Tech more powerful than government regulations? Are we still in the same place with North Korea as we have been for decades? Heritage Foundation’s Lt. Col. James Carafano joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Law Enforcement’s Role In Combatting Domestic Terrorism

How can every day Americans help stop mass shootings? How has law enforcement improved how they handle these attacks? The Heritage Foundation’s Lt. Col. James Carafano joins Dan and Charles Love to discuss.

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National Security Shakeup

What are Rep. John Ratcliffe’s qualifications for ascending to the position of Director of National Intelligence? Why did the Chicago’s Teacher Union come out in support of brutal Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro? The Heritage Foundation’s, Lt. Col. James Carafano joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Getting Back To The Moon

Is the current political climate holding the United States back from going back to the moon? What is Iran trying to prove with the sinking of the British submarine? Is the incompetence of the Puerto Rican government finally coming to light despite the media’s and Democratic politicians’ best efforts to blame Trump for everything? Heritage Foundation’s James Carafano joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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The Risk Of Google In China

Google is one of the biggest companies in the world with thousands of capabilities that people use everyday. What are the possible national security concerns of China using Google’s technologies? The Heritage Foundation’s Lt. Col. James Carfano joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Morality Formed By Politics

Is NATO coming to an end no matter who wins in 2020? Was Trump’s 4th of July celebration in the nation’s capital a symbol of authoritarianism? Is the international community coming to realize Trump’s unrestrained rhetoric is different than his actual policies? Heritage Foundation's Lt. Col. Jim Carafano joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Gridlock On The Border

Are both sides at fault for running to their corners instead of negotiating a deal to get humanitarian aid at the border? Is Beto O’Rourke playing politics with veteran’s issues? Are there too many Monday morning quarterbacks giving their misinformed analysis on how President Trump is handling Iran? Heritage Foundation's Lt. Col. James Carafano joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Trump’s Unshiny Foreign Policy Approach

How is it possible for two completely different spins after a U.S. intelligence briefing? Was there a legitimate threat from the Iranians against the U.S.? Is Trump and his foreign policy team more concerned about getting the job done rather than doing what the Washington bubble wants? National security expert, Lt. Colonel James Carafano joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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The Last Supper

What are the possible outcomes from the Trump/ Kim Jong Un meeting? Will it be their last? How important are South Korea and Japan in the effort to denuclearize in North Korea? LT. Col. James Carafano from the Heritage Foundation joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Let Facts Drive Policy

Should the Trump administration make policy decisions on rumors or verifiable facts as Trump calls for Turkey's alleged tapes of Khashoggi's torture and murder? Is Trump playing good cop/bad cop on foreign policy matters? Should Congress get involved? What is there to anticipate from the Mueller report? What’s the appropriate role for a special counsel? Heritage Foundation's Lt. Col. Jim Carafano joins Dan and Amy to discuss. 

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Trump To Announce Decision On Iran Deal

Does Iran even want to stay in the deal? Is the U.S. finally done pretending Iran is our partner in peace? Is Trump’s foreign policy in the Middle East focused on protecting American interests rather than nation building? National Security Expert and U.S. Army veteran, Lt. Col. James Carafano joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Will The U.S. Send A Signal In Syria?

What’s the likelihood of escalation in Syria? Does Russia already have what they want in Syria? Is there any doubt that Assad isn’t responsible for the chemical attack? Despite Senator Booker questioning Pompeo about his beliefs on homosexuality, how did the rest of his confirmation hearing for Secretary of State play out? Heritage Foundation Foreign Policy Studies Director, Lt. Col. Jim Carafano joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Heritage's James Carafano On U.S. Foreign Policy Under President Trump

What policies abroad is President Donald Trump pursuing, as North Korea continues to test its nuclear weapons program and the U.S. remains engaged in the Middle East? On this edition of Against the Current, Dan Proft talks to James Carafano, vice president of national security and foreign policy at the Heritage Foundation, about the existential threats the U.S. faces around the globe, and how well the current administration is poised to handle them. Also, how confident should the Americans be in the national security team Trump has assembled? Proft and Carafano discuss this and more pressing foreign policy topics on this Against the Current.

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