World War III: The Early Years – SPEAKERS

 In World War III Conference

Our Roster of Speakers includes, so far, these outstanding experts:

Gordon Chang – An author, attorney and world-renowned expert on China and North Korea, Gordon Chang brings a unique and important perspective to the topic of World War III.  He is the author most recently of The Great U.S.-China Tech War and Losing South Korea, booklets released by Encounter Books.  His previous books are Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World and The Coming Collapse of China, both from Random House. Chang lived and worked in China and Hong Kong for almost two decades, most recently in Shanghai, as Counsel to the American law firm Paul Weiss and earlier in Hong Kong as Partner in the international law firm Baker & McKenzie.

His writings on China and North Korea have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The National Interest, The American Conservative, Commentary, National Review, Barron’s, and The Daily Beast, among other publications

He has spoken at Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, Yale, and other universities and at The Brookings Institution, The Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, RAND, the American Enterprise Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations, and other institutions. He has given briefings at the National Intelligence Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the State Department, and the Pentagon. He has also spoken before countless industry and investor groups. Chang has appeared before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Chang has appeared on CNN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, CNBC, MSNBC, PBS, the BBC, and Bloomberg Television, as well as in Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, The Hague, London, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Stephen Coughlin – An attorney, decorated intelligence officer and noted specialist on Islamic law, ideology, and associated issues, with recent efforts directed at political warfare, Steve Coughlin has held numerous positions in the arenas of Intelligence. Founder and CEO of Unconstrained Analytics, he is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy and a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute. His two most recent books, Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad and Re-remembering the Misremembered Left, are must-reads for understanding strategic warfare. He is a frequent speaker at AFA events including our Long March conference, our Islam and the West conference, our Puppetmasters conference and several stand-alone lectures. Stephen Coughlin is also a member of AFA’s Advisory Board.

Ed Dowd – Former BlackRock Equity Fund Manager, Ed Dowd is one of the foremost speakers and analysts on various topics related to globalist interference in private enterprise and to our economy in general. In addition, he’s become one of the most outspoken analysts of markets, Big Pharma, and the current and future financial scene. His book, “Cause Unknown:” The Epidemic of Sudden Deaths in 2021 and 2022, is a blockbuster bestseller, revealing the shocking truths of the damage that has been done to us by those entrusted with our health care.

We were extremely fortunate to have Ed Dowd join us at our last conference – the video of his speech at the conference has over 126,000 views on Rumble, and it continues to climb.  His unique perspective, analytical eye and passion for uncovering the truth are gifts that we are grateful for, and we are thrilled that he shares them with the AFA community.  

Frank Gaffney – National security analyst and expert, Frank Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. as well as the host of Secure Freedom Radio, and the Securing America show on the Real America’s Voice Network. He is the publisher of over a dozen books and monographs from the Center for Security Policy Press.

Mr. Gaffney was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy under President Reagan, and has also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control ,among many other positions in the national security arena.

His Committee on the Present Danger: China website ( and webinars are crucial resources for anyone interested in the threat posed by China. It is and has been my go-to on this topic. Many of the speakers at this conference have been guests on his webinars, and we are grateful to have their expertise, and his, at our conference.

Mr. Gaffney’s leadership has been recognized by numerous organizations including: the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award, and the Zionist Organization of America’s “Louis Brandeis Award, among many others. He is also a member of the AFA Advisory Board.

Brian T. Kennedy – Brian T. Kennedy is President of the American Strategy Group, a think tank dedicated to understanding the strategic threats to the United States. Mr. Kennedy is also a board member and senior fellow of the Claremont Institute where he served as president from 2002 to 2015. During his 25-year tenure at the Claremont Institute, he directed their Golden State Center in Sacramento, their National Security Project, and served as publisher of the Claremont Review of Books.

Mr. Kennedy is the chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger: China, founded in March of 2019. He is also a member of the Independent Working Group on Missile Defense. Mr. Kennedy is the author of Communist China’s War Inside America by Encounter Books (June 2020) and co-author of The CCP is at War with America: A Team B Report on the COVID-19 Biological Warfare Attack (July 2022). His articles on national security affairs and public policy issues have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Federalist, The American Mind, and Hillsdale College’s Imprimis. He is a regular on The Bill Bennett Show Podcast and Steve Bannon’s War Room

 Rima E. Laibow, MD – the Medical Director of the Natural Solutions Foundation, a global Health Freedom advocacy organization which she founded with her husband, Major General Albert N. Stubblebine III (US Army, deceased) in 2004, is a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York (1970), with postgraduate training in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry.  Long a practitioner of non-pharmaceutical treatments, she more recently turned to derailing the well-articulated globalist agenda of depopulation, dictatorship and enslavement of the remaining few.  

Devoting herself to public education and the focused activation of widespread, international political will to protect humanity, our freedoms and, ultimately, our very genetic makeup from capture and control by our would-be masters, she is a fierce advocate of the power of the people to push back against, and shape, going forward, our own destiny, free from would-be slave masters. That political will is supported at her Prevent Genocide website.  She also has a podcast, the Dr. Rima Truth Reports, a 2 hour long weekly show, presents in-depth explorations with her guests along with co-Host and freedom attorney, Ralph Fucetola, JD.

Trevor Loudon – A tireless researcher, filmmaker, author and speaker, Mr. Loudon has researched radical left, Marxist and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics for more than 30 years. His films, Enemies Within, and Enemies Within the Church, expose the infiltration by destructive forces, and his books, including The Enemies Within, White House Reds, and two-part Security Risk Senators, are vital resources for those who want to ensure the integrity of our institutions and government. Trevor has spoken frequently at AFA events, and we were honored to host the LA Premiere of The Enemies Within. Because of his freedom-defending work, Trevor is a Fellow of the American Freedom Alliance, and due to his courage and tenacity in this arena, we presented him with the American Freedom Award in 2018.

Colonel (Ret) John Mills 
– A Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Col. Mills has had an immense impact on a number of significant national security events over the last 40 years. He has served multiple combat tours, serving both in uniform and as a senior civilian for the Department of Defense as well as service with the National Security Council at the White House across two Administrations. He has served in joint, conventional, and special operations units and as a senior staff planner on the Chairman’s Joint Staff.
John is a part of the Center for Security Policy, Committee on Present Danger China, among many other similar endeavors, and a regular Op-Ed writer for the Epoch Times and Daily Middle East. And his most recent book, The Nation Will Follow, is a must-read “action briefing” on the penetration of the Deep State and how to combat it.


Dr. Michael Rectenwald – A distinguished Fellow at Hillsdale College,  former NYU professor, and author of numerous books including the Google Archipelago: The Digital Gulag and the Simulation of Freedom,  and most recently, the hugely acclained bestseller The Great Reset and the Struggle for Liberty: Unraveling the Global Agenda, Dr. Rectenwald is one of the primary experts on the Great Reset, the organizations behind it, and various other “catastrophisms” that are exploited by these organizations. He was a key speaker at our Puppetmasters conference in October, and is a new member of AFA’s Advisory Board.


Brigadier General (Ret.) Robert Spalding – A retired United States Air Force brigadier general, General Spalding currently serves as a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. His work focuses on U.S.–China relations, economic and national security, and the Asia-Pacific military balance.

General Spalding has served in senior positions of strategy and diplomacy within the Defense and State Departments for more than 26 years, retiring as a brigadier general. General Spalding’s innovation while serving in the White House has led to a reset in national security and public policy regarding telecommunications in the US as well as globally.

He is the CEO and co-founder of SEMPRE, the continuation of his vision for secure digital infrastructure created while at the NSC. He is also the author of both Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept and War Without Rules: China’s Playbook for Global Domination.

Dr. Bradley A. Thayer – The Director of China Policy at the Center for Security Policy, Dr. Thayer is a widely published author in a broad range of U.S. national security concerns, including the causes and consequences of China’s rise and its adverse implications for the U.S., its allies, and the other states in international politics; U.S., European, and Chinese grand strategies; the history of Chinese and Western strategic thought; China’s use of force; the origin, development, and rule of the Chinese Communist Party; the history of Communist thought and its evolution from Marx and Engels, through Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Gramsci, the Frankfurt School and critical theory to today; United States national security policy; nuclear deterrence; cyber warfare and deterrence; nuclear proliferation; terrorism; Arctic security; and NATO and transatlantic relations. His most recent books are the coauthored Understanding the China Threat and the coauthored How China Sees the World: Han-Centrism and the Balance of Power in International Politics.

David M. Walsh – A frequent national media commentator on energy, and regular energy contributor on various nationally broadcast media, including Bannon’s War Room, Mr. Walsh is an expert on the current and historic roles that energy issues have had on global and national geopolitics. 

Dave Walsh was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MHPSA) and was the first non-Japanese corporate officer of MHPSA’s parent company, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd., in Japan. He was also the first American Board member of the America’s company, MHPSA.  Previously, Mr. Walsh had been a senior executive at Westinghouse Electric as General Manager and Chairman of the Westinghouse global industrial and power generation service subsidiaries.

After his retirement from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, he formed and acted as Managing Director of Takotagroup LLC, serving as an advisor to various clients in the energy industry and related investment activity. Mr. Walsh was appointed as Honorary Consul Japan, Central Florida, by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2017, and has been a member on the boards of numerous organizations in a various sectors including economic development and education. In addition,  Mr. Walsh received a Florida Governor’s job creation award. 

Patrick Wood – A leading and critical expert on various globalist agendas such as Sustainable Development, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy, Patrick Wood has long been engaged in issues related to Globalism, infiltration and subversion of political and civic life.  His Technocracy News and Trends website and his Quickening Report substack are at the forefront of these threats, and his latest book, The Evil Twins of Technocracy and Transhumanism, is a must-read for those concerned with what may well lie in our future.  Patrick Wood spoke at our Propaganda conference as well as our Globalist PuppetMasters conference, and we are delighted to have him back for this one.


Joe Allen – Joe Allen is the transhumanism editor for The War Room. His writing appears at The Federalist, Chronicles, Human Events, Salvo, Parabola, The American Thinker, The National Pulse, and elsewhere. He studied comparative religion and cognitive science at Boston University. He spoke at our last conference, and was a huge hit – we’re delighted he’ll be joining us again on the topic of AI in warfare.

***and more to come!


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