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Not Cleared

We tell you what the expert class thinks you're not cleared to know about America's defense and national security. Let us cut through vapid and pretentious analysis to give you a clear and candid look at threats to our constitutional freedom. A project of the Center for Security Policy.Twitter: @securefreedomFind out more at notcleared.org.

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News Roundtable - Pearl Harbor, China's Expansion into the Atlantic, and the Border Crisis

Today's guests are Kyle Shideler, Mike Waller, and Adam Savit. We Discuss: The 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the role Soviet agents played in the attack, reports that the Chinese are looking to expand their military presence into the Atlantic, and finish with a conversation about state-sponsorship of illegal migration.We want to hear from you! Contact us at questions@notcleared.org with any questions, comments or recommendations.Check out centerforsecuritypolicy.org/author/not-cleared for show notes, links to articles mentioned, speaker bios, and much more!

57mins

9 Dec 2021

Rank #1

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News Roundtable - Waukesha, the Iran Nuclear Deal, and terrorism around the world

Today's guests are Kyle Shideler, Mike Waller, and Adam Savit. We Discuss: The Waukesha tragedy, ongoing negations surrounding the Iran Nuclear Deal, the Taliban's attempt to join the U.N., and the U.S. considering getting rid of the terrorist designation for FARC.We want to hear from you! Contact us at questions@notcleared.org with any questions, comments or recommendations.Check out centerforsecuritypolicy.org/author/not-cleared for show notes, links to articles mentioned, speaker bios, and much more!

54mins

2 Dec 2021

Rank #2

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The January 6 Investigation and National Security Impacts of Vaccine Mandates

On today's episode, Center Senior Analyst for Strategy, Michael Waller, sat down with Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and talked with him about a variety of national security topics. They discussed the ongoing investigations surrounding the January 6 incidents, national security impacts of vaccine mandates, and many other issues that impact American's lives everyday.We want to hear from you! Contact us at questions@notcleared.org with any questions, comments or recommendations.Check out centerforsecuritypolicy.org/author/not-cleared for show notes, links to articles mentioned, speaker bios, and much more!

1hr 1min

18 Nov 2021

Rank #3

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National Security Questions You're Afraid To Ask

Today's guests are Kyle Shideler and Mike Waller. We talk to them about a variety of "basic" national security questions that people may feel embarrassed to ask. While the questions seem relatively straightforward, when they're expanded upon and discussed further, it becomes clear that a question as simple as "What is national security?" can help explain many of the policy decisions a presidential administration makes each day. We discuss questions relating to the US Southern border, Edward Snowden, and much more.We want to hear from you! Contact us at questions@notcleared.org with any questions, comments or recommendations.Check out centerforsecuritypolicy.org/author/not-cleared for show notes, links to articles mentioned, speaker bios, and much more!

46mins

12 Nov 2021

Rank #4

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News Roundtable - Biden on Climate Change, January 6th, and the Immigration Crisis

Today's guests are Kyle Shideler and Mike Waller. We Discuss: President Biden's recent comments at the UN Climate Change Conference, Mike's experience from January 6th, and a new documentary Tucker Carlson has on that day, and finish by discussing a proposal from the Biden administration to pay illegal immigrants up to $450,000 each.We want to hear from you! Contact us at questions@notcleared.org with any questions, comments or recommendations.Check out centerforsecuritypolicy.org/author/not-cleared for show notes, links to articles mentioned, speaker bios, and much more!

1hr 2mins

4 Nov 2021

Rank #5

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Why You Should Care About Taiwan

Today's guests are Grant Newsham and Jim Fanell. We talk to them about the importance of Taiwan - both strategically and militarily, and why the United States should care about defending this important country. Due to China's recent military aggression towards Taiwan, the clock is ticking, and the United States needs to take a strong stance for protecting the people of Taiwan.We want to hear from you! Contact us at questions@notcleared.org with any questions, comments or recommendations.Check out centerforsecuritypolicy.org/author/not-cleared for show notes, links to articles mentioned, speaker bios, and much more!

53mins

28 Oct 2021

Rank #6

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Pete Hoekstra: Politicization of Intelligence Oversight

Today's guest is Ambassador Pete Hoekstra, the Center Advisory Board Chairman. We Discuss: How the U.S. Intelligence Committee works, the agencies that make up the intelligence community, the creation of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, competition among the different intelligence agencies, and recent comments made by Mark Milley.We want to hear from you! Contact us at questions@notcleared.org with any questions, comments or recommendations.Check out centerforsecuritypolicy.org/author/not-cleared for show notes, links to articles mentioned, speaker bios, and much more!

56mins

14 Oct 2021

Rank #7

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5 Dirty Secrets About National Security

On today's episode, Morgan and Matt discuss 5 dirty secrets about national security, and specifically how these secrets impact all facets of work in Washington, DC. The 5 secrets discussed are: Foreign funding, the idea that access is everything, how nobody acknowledges when they are wrong, DC rewarding those who value the "system," and institutional tribalism.We want to hear from you! Contact us at questions@notcleared.org with any questions, comments or recommendations.Check out centerforsecuritypolicy.org/author/not-cleared for show notes, links to articles mentioned, speaker bios, and much more!

36mins

7 Oct 2021

Rank #8

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News Roundtable - Russiagate, US Southern Border, Big Tech Censorship, and Antifa

Today's guests are Adam Savit, Kyle Shideler, and Maya Carlin. We Discuss: A recent development in the Russian collusion narrative, the ongoing crisis at the U.S. Southern border, Big Tech censorship, and stories of Antifa attacking journalists throughout the United States.We want to hear from you! Contact us at questions@notcleared.org with any questions, comments or recommendations.Check out centerforsecuritypolicy.org/author/not-cleared for show notes, links to articles mentioned, speaker bios, and much more!

1hr 13mins

30 Sep 2021

Rank #9

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The Subtle Art of Subversion

Today's guest is Mike Waller, the Center's Senior Analyst for Strategy. We Discuss: the idea of subversion, how foreign powers use it, subversion's impact on the 2016 Russian collusion narrative, how to subvert the Iranian regime, and how subversion has a role in many prominent Hollywood productions.We want to hear from you! Contact us at questions@notcleared.org with any questions, comments or recommendations.Check out centerforsecuritypolicy.org/author/not-cleared for show notes, links to articles mentioned, speaker bios, and much more!

1hr

23 Sep 2021

Rank #10