To find out the answers to this questions, Rod Bryant and Jerry Gordon of Israel News Talk Radio – Beyond the Matrix interviewed noted Washington, DC defense technology expert, award-winning Reagan era former Defense official, and Asia Times columnist Dr. Stephen Bryen. Bryant and Gordon are, respectively, former US Army air defense and military intelligence specialists. Bryen discusses the circumstances behind Russia’s blaming Israel for Syria’s downing of a Russian Ilyushin reconnaissance plane and crew. He notes the technology of the problematic Russian transfers of S-300 systems to the Syrian Arab forces. Transfers that may still permit Israel to carry out missions against Iranian targets in Syria under existing or modified deconfliction arrangements between Russia and Israel. Bryen questions the accuracy of Iranian ballistic missiles used against Kurdish targets in Iraq and Syria, calling them essentially “terror” weapons. He notes why Iran is behind the dangers to Israel and US assets of deliveries of precision rockets and missiles to proxies, Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in Gaza and the Houthi rebels in Yemen. Further, Bryen points out the threats to both US Navy operations an Israeli security from proposed Chinese management of ports in the Jewish nation.
Dr. Stephen Bryen, PhD. has over 40 years of experience in government and industry. He has served as a senior staff director of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as the head of a grass roots political organization, as the head of the Jewish Institute for National Security affairs, as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Trade Security Policy, and the founder and first director of the Defense Technology Security Administration, as President of Delta Tech Inc. as the President of Finmeccanica North America and as a Commissioner of the U.S.-China Security Review Commission.
Currently he is CEO of Ziklag Systems LLC, a unique mobile security company offering advanced security products for the enterprise.
He is also the founder of SDB Partners LLC, a government marketing team of senior professionals and leaders with proven track records in government marketing and sales.
Dr. Bryen is a frequent contributor to the Asia Times, American Thinker and insight Quarterly of the Jewish Policy Center.
Dr. Bryen’s extensive experience and high effectiveness have earned him, on two occasions, the highest civilian awards of the U.S. Defense Department. He has established himself as a proven government, civic and business leader in Washington D.C. and internationally.