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The Nevada National Security Action Summit Takes Place Monday, Dec 14 Beginning at 9:00 AM PST

In the wake of the violent onslaught by the ISIS Caliphate in Syria and Iraq and the seemingly perpetual terrorist attacks around the globe and right here at home, the time in now for the Nation’s Leaders to have an informed discussion on national security.

“The Nevada National Security Action” Summit will cover four key topics of interest to both our nation and the citizens of Nevada:

  • The Hollowing Out of the U.S. Military
  • America’s Electrical Power Grid and Threats to Critical Infrastructure
  • The Threat from Iran, Shariah and the Global Jihad Movement
  • Border Insecurity and Illegal Immigration



Welcome / Invocation / National Anthem / Introduction                     

9:00 – 9:20 AM

  • Phil Perine (CAPT, USN, Ret.), Nevada Republican Men’s Club
  • Pastor John Knapp, Calvary Chapel Green Valley

Pastor Knapp is originally from Boston, MA. He is a former Los Angles, CA business man who became a born again Christian who God called to become a pastor. He trained at the Calvary Chapel School of Ministry out of Costa Mesa, CA. He and his wife, Amber, were called to Las Vegas while on a mission trip to Albania in the 1990’s. They started their ministry in Henderson as a Bible Study in their apartment in 1998. Calvary Chapel Green Valley is one of over 1,000 Calvary Chapel churches in the world established since the first Calvary Chapel Church in Costa Mesa, CA in the 1960’s. God has blessed and increased the body of Calvary Chapel Green Valley church believers to over 2,000 in the last decade.

  • Joshua Keating
  • Mr. Frank Gaffney, President, Center for Security Policy

Frank Gaffney is the founder and president of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. The Center is a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational corporation established in 1988. Under Mr. Gaffney’s leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters.
Mr. Gaffney served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy in the Reagan administration. He also was Mr. Gaffney was a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, chaired by Senator John Tower (R-Texas). In the latter 1970’s, Mr. Gaffney served as an aide to the late Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson (D-Washington) in the areas of defense and foreign policy.

  • Speaker: 1 – Herman Cain, 2012 Candidate for President of the United States

Herman Cain grew up in Atlanta, Georgia with loving parents and little else. His father worked three jobs—as a janitor, a barber and a chauffeur—and his mother was a domestic worker. Even though these jobs required hard work and little glamour, his parents knew this life was better than the dirt farms upon which they grew up. They also knew that this hard work was the key to achieving their American Dreams.

Inspired by the work ethic and character of his parents, Herman graduated from Morehouse College with a degree in mathematics in 1967. Herman then continued his education by earning his Master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University while working full-time developing fire control systems for ships and fighter planes for the Department of the Navy. Though Herman enjoyed using his talents as a civilian employee for the Navy, he gravitated towards the culture of business.

Today, as a former Republican candidate for the Presidency, and as CEO of the newly formed Cain’s Solutions Revolution, he is still a very active and outspoken voice for conservative issues. He serves as a regular contributor on several broadcast networks and as a keynote speaker at conferences and events around the nation.

America’s Military in Decline                                                                                         

9:20-11:30 AM

  • Speaker: 2 – Admiral James “Ace” Lyons, U.S. Navy, Retired

Admiral Lyons served in the U.S. Navy for thirty-six years, including as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Senior U.S. Military Representative to the United Nations and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has received post graduate degrees from the U.S. Naval War College and the U.S. National Defense University. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of LION Associates LLC.

  • Speaker: 3 – Dan Goure, Vice President, Lexington Institute

Dr. Goure is a Vice President with the Lexington Institute, a nonprofit public-policy research organization headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Prior to joining the Lexington Institute, Dr. Goure was the Deputy Director, International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. At CSIS, Dr. Goure was responsible for analyses of: U.S. national security policy, the future of conflict and warfare, the information revolution, counter proliferation, and defense industrial management. He directed analyses of emerging security issues with a special emphasis on U.S. military capabilities in the next century.

  • Speaker: 4 – Sanford Mangold, Colonel, USAF Ret.

Sandy Mangold is a highly decorated, retired USAF Colonel, with senior-level Government experience in the Pentagon and at the White House.
While serving as one of four Chief of Staff, USAF (CSAF) Joint Staff and National Security Council Planners, he was directly involved in the formulation and execution of this Nation’s foreign policy during our involvement in the conflict in Bosnia. Further, he worked as an intern on the National Security Council (NSC), where he studied the Interagency Process from the perspective of the White House. He put this experience to good use while serving as a Professor at the US Army War College, where he taught Arms Control & National Strategy.

Sandy is an AFROTC Distinguished Graduate and holds a Bachelors Degree (Mathematics) with Honors from the University of Florida. He has an MS (Systems Management) from the College of Engineering/AF Institute of Technology. He is a Distinguished Graduate from the Air Command & Staff College and holds a Masters Degree in National Security Studies from the Naval War College.
Sandy is 7th generation military and can trace his military roots back to Napoleon’s Army. As a child, Sandy moved with his family 19 times. This same pattern was repeated during his own military career with 14 moves and over 25 separate assignments. During his career, he was selected to serve as an aide-de-camp to a Lieutenant General; worked as a Space Shuttle Flight Controller in NASA Mission Controller, and served in the Pentagon in charge of the USAF Space and Missile budget (one-quarter of the entire USAF budget).

Since his retirement from the USAF, Sandy co-founded an intelligence and counterterrorism company (HBM Associates), which has successfully won and completed over 20 contracts with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, State, the FAA, and key organizations within the Intelligence Community.
Sandy is an expert in the emerging field of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) with experience in fixed-wing, rotary-wing, and lighter-than-air unmanned and optionally piloted systems.
He is the Executive Director, National Board of Directors, FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association. He is also on the National Board of InfraGard, which is a cooperative FBI Industry organization, which is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S. He is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy; the DEA Citizens Academy; and the Las Vegas Metro Police Academy Citizens Academy.

Sandy has taught at the college level for 28 years at the University of Maryland, Pikes Peak Community College, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He also teaches in the University of Nevada Las Vegas’ Graduate School (Crisis and Emergency Management).

  • Speaker: 5 – Congressman Joe Heck, 3rd District of Nevada

Congressman Joe Heck represents Nevada’s Third Congressional District. Congressman Heck is only the third person to hold this seat since its creation. He serves on the Education and Workforce Committee, and the Armed Services Committee where he is Chairman of the Military Personnel Subcommittee. He is a member of the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence, and chairs the Subcommittee on Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture.

From 2004 through 2005 Congressman Heck represented Nevada State Senate, serving on the Natural Resources, Human Resources and Education, and the Commerce and Labor Committees, and as Vice-Chair of the Transportation and Homeland Security Committee.

Heck has more than 35 years in public service as a physician, Army Reservist, and community volunteer. Previously, Heck served as a volunteer firefighter and ambulance attendant, Search & Rescue team member, and SWAT physician. A Brigadier General in the U.S. Army Reserves, he was called to active duty three times, including a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Additionally, the congressman is a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 13456, American Legion Paradise Post 149, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 36 and Catholic War Veterans Post 1947.

  • Speaker: 6 – Ambassador John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN

John R. Bolton was appointed as United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations on August 1, 2005 and served until his resignation in December 2006. Prior to his appointment, Bolton served as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security from May 2001 to May 2005.

During his tenure at the United Nations, he was a leading voice on the need for the Security Council to take strong and meaningful action against international proliferation and terrorism. Along with France’s ambassador, Bolton led the Security Council to approve a unanimous resolution to end the summer 2006 Hezbollah war on Israel, to authorize U.N. peacekeepers and to create an arms embargo against Hezbollah. He also assembled an international coalition that blocked the bid of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s Marxist strongman, to join the Security Council.

Bolton has spent many years of his career in public service. Previous positions he has held include assistant secretary for International Organization Affairs at the Department of State, 1989-1993; assistant attorney general, Department of Justice, 1985-1989; assistant administrator for Program and Policy Coordination, U.S. Agency for International Development, 1982-1983 and general counsel, U.S. Agency for International Development, 1981-1982.

Bolton currently serves as a foreign policy senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a contributor to FOX News Channel and his op-ed articles are regularly featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Times. AEI is a nonprofit public policy center dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of freedom through research education and open debate.

Border and Immigration Insecurity                                                                       

11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

  • Video AppearanceMark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies

Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995. The Center, an independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, D.C., examines and critiques the impact of immigration on the United States. Animated by a pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision which seeks fewer immigrants but a warmer welcome for those admitted, the Center was established in 1985 to respond to the need for reliable, fact-based research in the immigration area.

Mr. Krikorian’s knowledge and expertise in the immigration field are sought by Congress, as well as the mainstream and new media. He frequently testifies before Congress and has published articles in numerous outlets including The Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Commentary. He is a contributor at National Review Online, and has appeared on 60 Minutes, Nightline, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CNN, and NPR, among other television and radio programs.

  • Speaker: 7 – James Simpson, Economist, Author, Researcher

James Simpson is an investigative journalist, businessman and former economist and budget examiner for the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Since 1995, he has written non-fiction articles for various periodicals based both on his experiences in government and business, and a longstanding interest in public policy.
Mr. Simpson is best known for his exposé on the Cloward-Piven Strategy of Manufactured Crisis. He is featured in Curtis Bowers’ award winning documentary “AGENDA: Grinding America Down” and is a frequent guest on radio talk shows.

Mr. Simpson’s work has been published in the Washington Times, WorldNet Daily, American Thinker, Accuracy in Media, Breitbart, Fox Nation, Right Side News and many others. Jim is a regular contributor for as DC Independent Examiner.

  • Video Appearance – Phyllis Schlafly, Founder of Eagle Forum

Phyllis Schlafley, the founder of one of the most influential women’s organizations in the country – Eagle Forum – has been a national leader of the conservative movement and pro-family movement since the 1960s.

Named one of the 100 most important women of the 20th century by the Ladies’ Home Journal, Phyllis – and her legion of conservative, compassionate, and courageous women – are a force multiplier for good in this country. The Center for Security Policy is very fortunate to have Phyllis and her Eagle Forum as a key ally in the fight to Secure Freedom.

  • Speakers: 8 & 9 –Thuy Lowe, Congress of Racial Equality, & Connie Foust, “The Border Granny”

Thuy (pronounced “Twee”) Lowe was a congressional candidate of Florida CD5 in the 2014 race. As a child, Thuy along with her family was airlifted out of South Vietnam and onto the USS Midway on April 29, 1975; it was in one of the last helicopters to leave the roof of a diplomatic compound on that day. Her family escaped the brutal Communist forces that have dominated Vietnam ever since.

Thuy grew up in Orlando and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing. She was a business owner who started a ground transportation service company with $50. Thuy is a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and the new Executive Director of Florida Congress of Racial Equality.

Like many immigrants, Thuy has an intense love of America and the way of life that many take for granted. In spite of some gains in economic reform, Vietnam still displays government suppression, little political freedom, and even less respect for civil liberties or human rights. Thuy feels very fortunate to live in America where citizens have rights, and people have opportunities to be self-reliant in a free-enterprise system.

12:35 – 1:05              Lunch Intermission (30 min):   Mr. Frank Gaffney

1:05 – 1:10                 Attendees Seated: Mr. Frank Gaffney


  • Speaker: 10 – Wayne Allyn Root, Best-Selling Author, National Political Commentator, Syndicated Columnist, Conservative Radio Talk Host, 2008 Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential Nominee

Wayne Allyn Root is a blue collar S.O.B. (son of a butcher) turned Ivy League patriot. He has been dubbed by the media as “the Capitalist Evangelist” and “Mr. Relentless.” He is a former Libertarian Presidential candidate and the 2008 Vice Presidential nominee (although today Wayne is back to the GOP), CEO, serial entrepreneur, best-selling political and business author, international business speaker, conservative national media personality and television producer. Wayne’s syndicated columns reach millions at places like,,, and

Wayne speaks across the globe on the topics of American politics; capitalism; the benefits of low taxes, limited government and economic freedom; school choice; energy independence; the disaster of open borders and illegal immigration; and the corrupt partnership of big government, big media and big corporations. But Wayne’s biggest passion is teaching conservatives how to win elections with world-class energy, enthusiasm, salesmanship, celebrity branding, positive messaging…and of course RELENTLESS attitude. Wayne never plays defense. He is always on the attack. He is proud to be a champion for American patriotism, American exceptionalism, capitalism, Judeo-Christian values and Israel.

Wayne is the author of the national bestsellers “The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide” and “The Murder of the Middle Class.” He is the Chairman of the National Campaign Committee for The Republican Liberty Caucus. Wayne’s latest book, “The Power of RELENTLESS” was ranked by CEO-READ as the #1 bestselling business bestseller in America. It was hailed by Steve Forbes in the November issue of Forbes as one of his eight favorite books of 2015.

Wayne resides in the suburbs of Las Vegas, Nevada. He is the father of 4 beautiful children, including his oldest, Dakota Root – a home-schooled Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard and Oxford Universities.

  • Video Appearance – The Honorable Ted Cruz, Senator for Texas, 2016 Presidential Candidate

Having graduated with honors from Princeton University and with high honors from Harvard Law School, Ted received national acclaim as the Solicitor General of Texas, the State’s chief lawyer before the U.S. Supreme Court. Serving under Attorney General Greg Abbott, Ted was the nation’s youngest and longest serving Solicitor General of Texas. In 2012 he was elected as the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas where he has served both his home state of Texas – and the nation – with unprecedented courage and effectiveness. National Review has described Ted as “a great Reaganite hope,” and he has lived up to that description. Ted has contributed greatly in the fight to Secure Freedom, having recently participated in the South Carolina National Security Action Summit and the Center for Security Policy’s “Defeat Jihad Summit.”

America’s Electric Power Grid & Threats to Critical Infrastructure          

2:00 – 3:30 PM

  • Speaker 11 – Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both Congressional Advisory Boards. He was a member on both the Congressional EMP Commission and the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission. Dr. Pry served on the House Armed Services Committee staff, and in the CIA. He is author of Apocalypse Unknown: The Struggle To Protect America From An Electromagnetic Pulse Catastrophe and Electric Armageddon – for those interested, both books are available from and Dr. Pry holds a Ph.D. in Defense and National Security Policy from the University of Southern California

  • Speaker 12 – Senator Bob Hall, Texas State Senate, District 2

Senator Hall graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina with a degree in Electrical Engineering and received a Regular Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force. While a cadet at the Citadel he received numerous awards for leadership. He was the only Air Force Cadet selected to be a Battalion Commander and was awarded the coveted Wade Hampton saber as the graduating cadet who had contributed the most to the Citadel during the four years he was a cadet, and was listed in “Who’s Who In American Colleges” his Senior year. Upon graduation, Bob began his active duty as a Systems Engineer working to develop the Minuteman Missile System during the Cold War at Norton AFB in California, where he achieved the rank of Captain.

After the Air Force he worked in the Aerospace industry as a systems engineer and business development manager. In 1982 he left the corporate world and began working as an independent proposal consultant to aerospace and defense corporations. Then in 1984 he formed his own company, Professional Proposal Management, Inc., which remains a family owned small business today.

A compelling sense of duty, shaped by his military service, business experience, and love for this country, drives him to leave behind the legacy of a patriotic servant for his children and grandchildren. Envisioning their futures compelled him to become actively involved in the state’s political process and strongly believes it is time to stand in the gap for our children, our liberties and our future.

  • Speaker 13 & 14 & 15 – Ambassador Henry Cooper, Chairman High Frontier (Via Skype), Bob Frank, Colonel USAF Ret. and Dr. Craig Smith, Research Professor, Naval Post Graduate School

Hank Cooper is Chairman of High Frontier, a company focused on defending America against missile attack—including EMP effects, Director of the Foundation for Resilient Societies and Chairman Emeritus of Applied Research Associates. He was Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) during the George H.W. Bush administration and President Reagan’s Chief Negotiator at the Geneva Defense and Space Talks with the Soviet Union. He previously supported U.S. negotiations with the Soviet Union, led development of U.S. space arms control policy and oversaw the Reagan modernization program for USAF strategic and space systems. Ambassador Cooper holds a Ph.D. from New York University and BS and MS degrees from Clemson University, all in Mechanical Engineering discipline.

Colonel Bob Frank (USAF Ret.)
25 Years in Business: Lawrence Livermore National Lab Chief Scientist for E-Commerce; Control Data Corp Executive & Program Manager; Founder/CEO of Internet Security Services Corp; President, Non-profit Founder, American Veterans Coalition; Director, Sun City Anthem Board in Henderson, NV; NV Governor-appointed Commissioner for HOAs & Condos.

22 Years in USAF: Retired USAF Colonel (22 yrs). Commander/Mgr in logistics, acquisition and computers; 3 years combat support in Vietnam & Southeast Asia; NATO Logistics Systems Director for Allied Air Forces Central Europe, Commander of 26 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing Supply Squadron in Zweibrucken, Germany; Chief, AF Supply Policy & Procedures in Pentagon; USAF Logistics Command Chief Technical Officer for Automated Systems Modernization.

Special Awards: Military Airlift Command Junior Officer of the Year/1969, A 1971 Columbus, Ohio JAYCEES Outstanding Young Man –AF Semi-finalist for 1972 White House Fellows Program, Combat Decorations: Legion of Merit & Bronze Star Medal
Education: BA–Bus Mgt, Oklahoma; MBA–Auburn; USAF Air Command & Staff College; USAF Air War College

Dr. Craig F. Smith
Dr. Smith is the Lawrence Livermore Chair Professor at the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School. As part of his 25 year career as a U.S. Army Commissioned Officer, Dr. Smith served as communications-electronics officer in the Army’s Seventh Division and as an instrumentation development engineer for the Combat Developments Experimentation Command. As Research Professor of Physics, his focus includes small nuclear energy systems; non-proliferation; counterterrorism technology; energy studies; radiation detection; and information technology. He is a research collaborator for several international projects, including those in Europe and the former Soviet Union. He supports advanced nuclear reactor programs and serves as the US observer to an international committee of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF). He has co-authored several books on topics related to advanced technology.

Shariah, the Global Jihad Movement, and the Islamic Republic of Iran    

3:30 – 5:00 PM

  • Speaker: 16 – Philip Haney, Retired Agent, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s National Targeting Center

Philip Haney is a recently retired Customs & Border Protection Officer in the Department of Homeland Security. He served 13 years and received awards and commendations for his work tracking terrorists. Then the Obama administration shut down his investigation into several Islamist groups, two of which we now know were tied to the San Bernardino attack. His new role is a whistleblower explaining how political correctness is making us all less safe

  • Speaker: 17 – The Honorable Rick Santorum, Senator for Pennsylvania, 1995-2007, 2016 Presidential Candidate

Senator Rick Santorum was a candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2012. Prior to running for President, Rick served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991 to 1995, and in the U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2007. Rick served eight years on the Senate Armed Services Committee where he led the fight before the attacks of September 11th, 2001 to transform our military from a Cold War force to meet today’s threats. He was a leader on US-Israeli relations, authoring both the “Syria Accountability Act” and the “Iran Freedom and Support Act” which he successfully fought to pass in spite of initial opposition by President Bush. Rick Santorum is co-founder of Patriot Voices, a grassroots and online community of Americans from across the country committed to promoting faith, family, freedom and opportunity. Rick understands the consequences of a Nuclear Armed Iran and therefore firmly believes that the United States and is allies cannot afford to allow them an opportunity to obtain a nuclear weapon.

  • Video Appearance – Mrs. Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett Packard, 2016 Presidential Candidate

Carly started out as a secretary for a small real estate business. She typed, filed paperwork and answered the phone. Eventually she would become a leader in technology, business and charity. In just fifteen years Carly went from an entry-level employee to leading AT&T’s spin-off of Lucent Technologies and, later, Lucent’s North American operations. In 1999, Hewlett-Packard recognized the tremendous challenges facing their company and asked Carly to be their new chief executive. As CEO of HP, she was the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business.

Since leaving Hewlett-Packard, Carly has focused on giving back. She has served in a large number of advisory and policy-making positions for national and state governments. She has also led a number of charities and nonprofits, serving as the Chairman of the American Conservative Union Foundation, which annually hosts CPAC; the Chairman of the world’s largest product philanthropy organization; and the Chairman of a Christian faith-based organization that helps lift millions out of poverty worldwide.

  • Video Appearance – Dr. Ben Carson, 2016 Presidential Candidate

Dr. Carson is a neurosurgeon and author of eight books. He attended the University of Michigan School of Medicine and performed his residency training at the Johns Hopkins University Medical Center. He went on to direct pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for 29 years. He is also the recipient of the 2006 Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the NAACP. In June, 2008, he was awarded the highest civilian honor in the land, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was appointed in 2004 by President George W. Bush to serve on the President’s Council on Bioethics, and has spoken twice during the National Prayer Breakfast, in 1997 and again in 2013. Dr. Carson, who spoke at the Center’s 2014 National Security Action summit, understands the issues that threaten our nation’s national security – namely the security vulnerabilities of our nation’s electric power grid. He is a strong supporter of Israel and staunch proponent of the Gitmo detention facility.

Farewell Remarks / Pledge of Allegiance / “God Bless America”

  • Frank Gaffney / Tommy Waller / Joshua Keating


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