National Security

Buzz Patterson

Author and Retired USAF Pilot


Lieutenant Colonel Robert "Buzz" Patterson, United States Air Force (Retired), is the author of New York Times best sellers, Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Compromised America's National Security and Reckless Disregard: How Liberal Democrats Undercut Our Military, Endanger Our Soldiers, and Jeopardize Our Security, and War Crimes: The Left’s Campaign to Destroy the Military and Lose the War on Terror. His most recent book, Conduct Unbecoming: How Barack Obama is Endangering Our National Security, was released in September, 2011.

Patterson served 20 years as a pilot on active duty in the United States Air Force and saw tours of duty world-wide including combat operations in Grenada, Somalia, Rwanda, Haiti, and Bosnia.

From 1996 to 1998, Colonel Patterson was a Military Aide to President Bill Clinton. During that time he was responsible for the President's Emergency Satchel, otherwise known as the "Nuclear Football," the black bag with the nation's nuclear capability that accompanies the president at all times. In addition, Colonel Patterson was operational commander for all military units assigned to the White House, which included Air Force One, Marine One, Camp David, White House Transportation Agency and White House Mess.

Among his many military commendations, Patterson received the Defense Superior Service Medal for accomplishments while at the White House and was awarded the Air Force Air Medal for flying fifteen combat support missions into then-besieged Sarajevo, Bosnia in 1994. He retired in 2001 to pursue a career as a political commentator, writer, speaker and commercial airline pilot.

As a result of his experiences and writings, he’s been featured in History Channel documentaries and films such as Hillary: The Movie and Blocking the Path to 9/11. He is a frequent guest on talk shows across the country, including television appearances on ABC News with Diane Sawyer, Hannity, The O’Reilly Factor, CBS' Morning Show, Fox and Friends, Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Dennis Miller Show, C-SPAN's Book Notes, Joe Scarborough, Heartland with John Kasich, and MSNBC News. He's also been heard on radio shows such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Michael Savage, Mike Gallagher, G. Gordon Liddy, Lars Larson, Hugh Hewitt.

Patterson was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is a Distinguished Graduate from the Air Command and Staff College; has his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Virginia Tech University and a Master's in Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. He and his family currently reside in California.

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Topics: American Presidents Foreign Policy National Security


Dennis Prager

Radio Talk Show Host

Dennis Prager is one of America's most respected radio talk show hosts. He has been broadcasting on radio in Los Angeles since 1982. His popular show became nationally syndicated in 1999 and airs live, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to Noon (Pacific Time) from his home station, KRLA. Widely sought after by television shows for his opinions, he's appeared on Larry King Live, Hardball, Hannity & Colmes, CBS Evening News, The Today Show and many others.

Cost:  $13,000 plus lodging and car rental

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Topics: Abortion Israel Marriage National Security Traditional Values


Bruce Fein

Founder of The Commission on Intelligence and Foreign Wars, Author, and Constitutional Lawyer 
 

Bruce Fein is a nationally and internationally renowned constitutional lawyer, scholar, moral philosopher, and writer. After graduating from Harvard Law School with honors in 1972, Mr. Fein served as special assistant to the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice from 1973-1975.

At age 26, and one day after Watergate’s “Saturday Night” massacre, the Acting Attorney General’s office tasked Mr. Fein to define in 100 pages an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor which would occasion the unprecedented resignation of President Richard M. Nixon.

Mr. Fein served as Associate Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice and supervised the Department’s litigation and vetting of candidates for the federal judiciary.  He served as General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission from 1983-1984, spearheading the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine as violating the free speech rights of broadcasters, and the break-up of “Ma Bell” known as A T & T into seven “Baby Bells.”  During this time Mr. Fein testified during Senate confirmation hearings for presidential nominees Supreme Court Justices. 

In the private sector, Mr. Fein has participated in the drafting of constitutions for over 20 foreign countries.  He has consulted for the U.S. - India Business Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and contributed a weekly column for techcentralstation.com on telecom issues.  Mr. Fein has testified as an expert witness by both Republicans and Democrats before House and Senate Committees on approximately 100 occasions.  He was one of the first to be consulted by the Attorneys General’s office during the Bush Administration on the warrantless Terrorist Surveillance Program that flouted FISA.  Mr. Fein then testified before three congressional on revising FISA. Recently, he has written and spoken out against the NSA Surveillance abuses and continues his fight against FISA court secrecy, brought to the national conversation by his client’s son, Edward Snowden.

Mr. Fein is founder and President of the newly formed non-profit Commission on Intelligence and Foreign Wars. He is the author of Constitutional Peril:  The Life and Death Struggle for our Constitution and Democracy, and American Empire Before The Fall.   He currently writes regular columns for The Huffington Post.

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Topics: Constitution Foreign Policy Free Speech Liberty National Security