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CENTCOM pressuring Iraqi Army to stand and fight

Posted on February 26th, 2015 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, News, Top Picks, Videos | Comments Off on CENTCOM pressuring Iraqi Army to stand and fight

Mike Barrett explains why US official outlined plans to retake Mosul from ISIS. A link to the clip is available here.

Belgium: Major, imminent attacks thwarted by terror raid

Posted on January 16th, 2015 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, News, Top Picks, Videos | Comments Off on Belgium: Major, imminent attacks thwarted by terror raid

Mike Barrett discusses the recent success by Belgian security forces. A link to the clip is available here.

Tactical victory is not enough in Iraq

Posted on November 12th, 2014 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, News, Top Picks, Videos | Comments Off on Tactical victory is not enough in Iraq

Mike Barrett discusses the recent gains by Iraqi forces. A link to the clip is available

Mike Barrett discusses ISIS militant attacks

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, News, Top Picks, Videos | Comments Off on Mike Barrett discusses ISIS militant attacks

Mike Barrett discusses the the recent attacks by ISIS militants the US reaction. A link to the clip is available

US Strategy vs. ISIS

Posted on October 7th, 2014 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, News, Top Picks, Videos | Comments Off on US Strategy vs. ISIS

Mike Barrett discusses the current US strategy against ISIS and why the US needs a “reasonable strategy.” A link to the clip is available

Analysis of US Reaction to ISIS Threat

Posted on October 3rd, 2014 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, News, Top Picks, Videos | Comments Off on Analysis of US Reaction to ISIS Threat

Mike Barrett is part of a panel discussing the ISIS threat and the reactions of the President and intelligence community. A link to the clip on Fox Business News is available by clicking

Discussion of Recent Events in Egypt, Including US Arms Sales

Posted on December 12th, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, News, Top Picks, Videos | Comments Off on Discussion of Recent Events in Egypt, Including US Arms Sales

Mike Barrett is part of a panel discussing the recent events in Egypt and how the current regime’s actions mean we should delay transfer of 20 F-16 fighter jets.  A link to the clip on YouTube is available by clicking here.

Analysis of Reports of Syrian Use of Chemical Weapons

Posted on December 10th, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, News, Top Picks, Videos | Comments Off on Analysis of Reports of Syrian Use of Chemical Weapons

Diligent’s CEO Mike Barrett discusses the realities of the ongoing conflict in Syria and the reported possible use of chemical weapons.  Discussion includes 3 plausible scenarios regarding those reports, as well as putting the death in Syria in perspective in comparison to Mexico, another war torn nation and one that’s on our border and closer […]

Iranian Oil Sanctions, Smuggling & Investments

Posted on November 2nd, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, Top Picks, Videos | Comments Off on Iranian Oil Sanctions, Smuggling & Investments

Diligent CEO Mike Barrett discusses the ongoing sanctions against Iran and how the regime there continues to make investments thru revenues from smuggling oil into world markets in an interview with Melissa Francis of Fox Business News.  A clip of the interview is available on YouTube by clicking here: Oil Sanctions, Smuggling & Investments.

Israel Shoots Down Iranian Drone, Sign of Looming Conflict

Posted on October 11th, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, Top Picks, Videos | Comments Off on Israel Shoots Down Iranian Drone, Sign of Looming Conflict

Diligent’s CEO Mike Barrett discusses the evolution of asymmetric warfare and technology used by sub-state groups as reflected in the Israeli shoot-down of an unarmed drone, noting that the escalation of kinetic events portends a coming conflict.  A copy of the video on YouTube is available by clicking here:  Studio B, Israel Shoots Down Iranian […]

Libya and US Foreign Policy

Posted on October 8th, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, Top Picks, Videos | Comments Off on Libya and US Foreign Policy

Diligent CEO Mike Barrett discusses national security under the Obama Presidency and implications for US interests in Libya and across the region.  A clip of the interview on YouTube is available be clicking here.

Giving Aid to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is BAD Policy

Posted on October 2nd, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, Videos | Comments Off on Giving Aid to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is BAD Policy

Diligent’s CEO Mike Barrett explains on Fox Business Channel how the proposed nearly half-billion dollar of aid to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood would be better spent on fostering business opportunities and pro-modernity forces that want to engage with the world.  This is notably different form the MILITARY aid, for that goes to secure Egypt’s peace with […]

Cutting MILITARY Aid to Egypt is Short Sighted

Posted on October 2nd, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, Videos | Comments Off on Cutting MILITARY Aid to Egypt is Short Sighted

Diligent’s CEO Mike Barrett discusses how cutting Military aid can be counter-productive because the Egyptian military is relatively moderate and modern and acts as a bulwark towards the more erratic civilian Muslim Brotherhood government. It is also a form of relatively affordable “insurance” and risk management in terms of keeping Egypt aligned to the Israeli […]

Egypt and the broader Middle East Unrest

Posted on September 27th, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, Top Picks, Videos | Comments Off on Egypt and the broader Middle East Unrest

Diligent CEO Mike Barrett discusses the ongoing unrest across the Middle East and the Egyptian motion to suppress speech related to Islamic figures.  A link to the video on YouTube is available here: Studio B, 9-26-2012.

Staying Realistic on Syria

Posted on September 12th, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, Videos | Comments Off on Staying Realistic on Syria

Diligent CEO Mike Barrett discusses the realism school of thought about non-intervention in Syria, pointing out that while the deaths there are tragic, if the US intervenes some of the coffins from that conflict will be draped with US flags and that just as the atrocities continue in Iraq and no one suggests we should […]

Syria is Sunni vs Shia TOTAL WAR

Posted on August 19th, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, Top Picks, Videos | Comments Off on Syria is Sunni vs Shia TOTAL WAR

Diligent CEO Mike Barrett discusses the ongoing warfare in Syria and the Assad regime’s use of tanks and planes against civilians as an example of the case that this is all-out ‘Total War’ unlikely to end through negotiation, but rather only after significantly more bloodshed.  A clip of the interview is available on YouTube by clicking here: […]

Mike Barrett & Realism on Syria

Posted on August 19th, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, Top Picks, Videos | Comments Off on Mike Barrett & Realism on Syria

Diligent CEO Mike Barrett discusses the ongoing warfare in Syria and the reality that this is about a broader regional Sunni-vs-Shi’a intra-Islam dispute and that while the opposition’s claims of a weakened regime cannot be taken at face value because they have an interest in creating the image of a faltering regime.  A clip of the […]

Is ‘Core’ al Qaida Dead? What’s the Threat Today?

Posted on August 2nd, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, Videos | Comments Off on Is ‘Core’ al Qaida Dead? What’s the Threat Today?

Mike Barrett discusses State Dept Annual Report on Terrorism and especially Al Qaida and the terror group’s global reach and impact, including that the Administration’s claims of ‘core’ AQ being defeated are premature — that AQ remains a threat and claiming victory over one part could lead to complacency when the threat remains viable. The […]

Syria Challenges Remain

Posted on July 30th, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, Top Picks, Videos | Comments Off on Syria Challenges Remain

Diligent CEO Mike Barrett discusses how Syria continues to evolve as a part of the Sunni-Shi’ia internal schism on Stuido B with Shepherd Smith.  Click here to see the video clip on YouTube.

Pragmatism on Pak Supply Lines, But Still Wrong Strategy

Posted on July 23rd, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, Videos | Comments Off on Pragmatism on Pak Supply Lines, But Still Wrong Strategy

Diligent’s J. Michael Barrett discusses the Administration’s tactical success in reopening the Pakistan supply routes into Afghanistan, but that the broader point is the entire policy makes no sense… since the threats are worth cross-border drone strikes today, but somehow in 15 months won’t be? The link via Youtube is here: http://youtu.be/jpRME0lxCGA