Kresta in the Afternoon – November 15, 2016 – Hour 1

+  How will the Trump Presidency Fight ISIS?

  • Description: Throughout his campaign President-elect Donald Trump criticized President Obama for failing to acknowledge a connection between Islamism and terrorism. What strategies can we expect Trump to use against radical Jihad? The US-led coalition continues to advance on Mosul; will Trump use a different strategy? We’ll talk with Sebastian Gorka.
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    • Dr. Sebastian Gorka
      Dr. Sebastian Gorka is the Vice President and Professor of Strategy & Irregular Wafare at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC. He is the former Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University and an internationally-recognized authority on issues of national security. Dr. Gorka is Adjunct Professor in National Security at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy and the Chairman of the Threat Knowledge Group. He’s the author of Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War.
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    • Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War

      Since September 11, 2001, America has been at war. And that’s about all anyone can say with certainty about a conflict that has cost 7,000 American lives and almost $2 trillion. As long as the most basic strategic questions—Who is the enemy? Why are we fighting?—remain unanswered, victory is impossible. Yet this war is eminently winnable if we remove our ideological blinders, accurately name our enemy, and draw up a strategy to defeat him. So says Dr. Sebastian Gorka, one of the most experienced and sought-after authorities on counterterrorism. Our enemy is not “terror” or “violent extremism.” Our enemy is the global jihadi movement, a modern totalitarian ideology rooted in the doctrines and martial history of Islam. Taking his cue from the formerly top-secret analyses that shaped the U.S. response to the communist threat, Dr. Gorka has produced a compelling profile of the jihadi movement—its mind and motivation—and a plan to defeat it. (learn more)

+  Rust-Belt Catholics put Trump over the Top

  • Description: Catholics have voted on the winning side in almost every presidential election since 1972, a trend that continued this year. Catholic voters played a big role in Trump’s domination of the Rust Belt, where he picked up several states that have voted Democrat for more than 20 years. We’ll talk about these “Rustbelt Catholic” voters with George Marlin.
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    • George Marlin
      George J. Marlin, Chairman of the Board of Aid to the Church in Need USA, is an editor of The Quotable Fulton Sheen and the author of The American Catholic Voter, and Narcissist Nation: Reflections of a Blue-State Conservative. His most recent book is Christian Persecutions in the Middle East: A 21st Century Tragedy
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+  Kresta Comments: The Catholic Vote + Pope Francis and Lutherans

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