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Dems Debate In Wake of Iranian Aggression


Hugh Hewitt talks with former NATO Commander Admiral James Stavridis about the Iranian attack on American forces in Iraq.

Hugh Hewitt asks Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney for her perspective on the Democrat candidates’ perplexing non-response regarding the Iranian attack on American forces in Iraq.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Texas Senator Ted Cruz about the impeachment trial of President Trump now before the Senate.

Mike Gallagher and Cully Stimson, of the Heritage Foundation, talk about Apple Corporation’s refusal to unlock phones for law enforcement.

Dennis Prager talks with Daniel Hannan, European Parliament member, about the January 31st exit by the UK from the EU and the promise that holds.

Dennis Prager and Caroline Glick talk about President Trump’s Middle East Policy and reaction to the death of Iranian General Soleimani.

Larry Elder talks about the media reactions to the news emanating from the Middle East.

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Soleimani, Iran and the Power of Deterrence

Townhall Review – January 11, 2020

President Trump addresses the nation following the military strike that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.

Dan Proft and Amy Jacobsen talk with Cliff May, President of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, about the reaction to the strike.

Hugh Hewitt and retired New York Times London Bureau Chief John Fisher Burns talk about the European reaction.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Senator Tom Cotton on Iran and Impeachment.

Hugh Hewitt and Senator John Cornyn talk about Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s delaying tactics on impeachment.

Seth Leibsohn gives his views what he calls a “vanishing frame of reference.”

Dennis Prager and Yoram Hazony, Founder and Chair of the Edmond Burke Society, talk about the Judeo-Christian roots of America.

Sebastian Gorka turns to novelist Andrew Klavan to talks about British comedian Ricky Garvais’ “blistering” of his audience of actors and film executives as he hosted the Golden Globe Awards.

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Hugh Hewitt: The Death of Soleimani and the Reestablishment of U.S. Deterrence

In the aftermath of President Trump’s order to kill Qasem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s Quds Force—and a terrorist—a lot of attention is being paid to an interview I conducted with then-candidate Trump in September of 2015.

At the time, Trump was not familiar with Soleimani—and admitted as much. But he added a clue to his thinking then, citing a story written about his unpredictability. Trump told me: “you don’t want to let people know what you’re going to do with respect to certain things that happen. You don’t want the other side to know.”

What Trump has demonstrated—time and again—is the strategic value of this unpredictability combined with a willingness to use force. It has restored U.S. deterrence.

The death of Soleimani is a reminder to Iran and to the watching world that it challenges the United States at its great peril.

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