Information has surfaced that China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile that circled the globe back in August, reportedly catching U.S. intelligence agencies by surprise. Here today to lend his expertise on this is our Ukraine-based defense specialist Reuben Johnson. He looks at the good news and the bad news regarding these missiles, and gives us the strategic thinking and planning that goes into weapons production. A case of espionage also occurred recently where a U.S. couple was caught smuggling weapons system plans to an as yet undisclosed country. Reuben finishes up discussing the real state of the Chinese economy.
With all the news surrounding Afghanistan, little is being said about Iran, but a new report suggests the mullahcracy may be weeks away from nuclear weapons. Back with us, is our Iran expert Ken Timmerman (iran.org), President and CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran. There are geopolitical consequences following our pullout from Afghanistan, including the Iran nuclear program advancements and the policies from the current U.S. administration that isn't standing in their way. He covers the dysfunction inside Biden's military as well as within the Iranian government.
We can definitely learn from history, but sometimes there are little known stories that help shine a light on what's happening today. Back with us is Davis Pyne (emptaskforce.us), Utah Director of the EMP Taskforce on National and Homeland Security. He looks at the death of a long-incarcerated member of the Nazi party along with the machinations of Churchill, Hitler, and Stalin during WWII, and a plot to overthrow Churchill. From there, he shows how we got to where we are today, including the deal with the Soviets against Hitler, a partnership between Russia and China today against the U.S., and America's current military and defense readiness.