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GNSI Executive Director, General (Ret) Frank McKenzie appearing on CBS' Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan

General (Ret) Frank McKenzie appearing on CBS' Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan

National Media Outlets Turn to GNSI Executive Director General (Ret) Frank McKenzie for Middle East Analysis

January 19: NBC News Now program, Meet the Press Now

GNSI Executive Director, General (Ret) Frank McKenzie appearing with host Kristin Welker on NBC's Meet the Press Now on NBC News Now streaming service

NBC News Now, Meet the Press Now. McKenzie continues to provide insight for host Kristin Welker of Meet the Press Now on the continued attacks on US and coalition forces in the region, and presses home on his belief that our retaliatory strikes have come too late and it will take more effort and time to eliminate future attacks. 


January 12: Fox News Channel program, America Reports

GNSI Executive Director, General (Ret) Frank McKenzie appears on Fox News Channel

Fox News Channel's America Reports. Analyzing the escalating battles between U.S. / coalition forces and Iranian-backed proxy groups in Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, McKenzie tells Fox News' host Sandra Smith that the recent strikes in Yemen were not the first punches thrown in the fight, but they were necessary.


December 19: PBS program, PBS News Hour

General (Ret) Frank McKenzie on PBS News Hour, December 19, 2023

PBS News Hour with Geoff Bennett. McKenzie returns to News Hour to discuss the ongoing attacks by Houthi forces on commericial shipping in the Red Sea. He warns that a strike against Houthi launching points may be needed but also said the likelihood of regional escalation of the conflict is unlikely.


November 15: Fox News Channel program, Your World with Neil Cavuto

General (Ret) Frank McKenzie on Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto

Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto. McKenzie discusses with host Neil Cavuto, the ongoing attacks around the Middle East against U.S. forces - and the integral role of Iran in those attacks.


October 31: PBS program, PBS News Hour

General (Ret) Frank McKenzie appearing on PBS News Hour

PBS News Hour: Appearing on the PBS News Hour for the first time as Executive Director of GNSI, General (Ret) Frank McKenzie talks with host Geoff Bennett in greater detail about the Israeli ground offensive into Gaza, the different dimensions of that fight (above the earth, on the surface of the earth and below the surface) as well as how the US can assist its ally without sending troops into the region.


October 27: CBS News program, Evening News with Norah O'Donnell

GNSI Executive Director General (Ret) Frank McKenzie on CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell

CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell: With what appears to be the beginning of the long-awaited invasion, GNSI Executive Director General (Ret) Frank McKenzie U.S. Marines explained what the "rolling start" really means in the escalation of the Israel ground offensive against Hamas in Gaza


October 25: National Public Radio program, Morning Edition

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NPR's Morning Edition. Host Michel Martin talks to the former head of the U.S. Central Command, retired Gen. Frank McKenzie, about possible Israeli objectives and strategies for a ground offensive in Gaza.


October 24: CNN program, AC360

Executive Director General (Ret) Frank McKenzie appears on CNN program, AC360 with Anderson Cooper

CNN's AC360 with Anderson Cooper. GNSI Executive Director General (Ret) Frank McKenzie believes Israel's leadership, as well as that of its allies, fully understands the gravity of the coming days and weeks ahead. "This will be one of the most difficult urban combat problems any modern military has ever faced," McKenzie told CNN host Anderson Cooper on AC360.


October 24: Fox News Channel program, The Story with Martha McCallum

Executive Director General (Ret) Frank McKenzie appears on Fox News program "The Story with Martha McCallum"

Fox News' The Story with Martha McCallum. Host Martha McCallum discusses the potential for escalation of the war between Hamas and Israel in Gaza.


October 23: Bloomberg TV/Radio program, Bloomberg Surveillance

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Bloomberg's Bloomberg Surveillance. McKenzie talks with hosts Tom Keene, Lisa Abramowicz and Manus Cranny about the message being sent by the movement of powerful US military elements into the Middle East. He reveals that the biggest threat to Israel is not a full-fledged invasion but, rather, the small, powerful and difficult-to-deter weapons like ground-based attack missiles and drones.


October 23: Fox News Channel program, America Reports with Sandra Smith and John Roberts.

Executive Director General (Ret) Frank McKenzie on Fox News

Fox News' America Reports. Host Sandra Smith asks McKenzie what message the recent and increased deployments of US military forces in the Middle East sends to allies and adversaries, alike. They also discuss the capabilities of the weapons systems that are flowing into the region.


October 19: CNN program, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

CNN Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

CNN in The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. McKenzie discusses the shooting down of missiles and drones, allegedly supplied by Iran and fired from Yemen, as well as his conclusion that "... Lebanese Hezbollah is really the most significant threat I think Israel faces."


October 18: MSN/Bloomberg News

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Bloomberg News on MSN. McKenzie comments on a story focused on the moving pieces of the US and IDF military forces in the region and the signals they send if diplomacy fails.


October 16: Fox News Channel program, Your World with Neil Cavuto

General (Ret) Frank McKenzie appears on Fox News 16-October-2023

Fox Your World with Neil Cavuto. McKenzie discusses with host Sandra Smith some of the most recent movements by the United States military and the Israeli IDF: what message a second US carrier group in the region is really sending, how IDF forces are staging along the northern border to Gaza, and what the world can expect the coming days/weeks/months will bring.


October 15: CBS News Program, Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan

General (Ret) Frank McKenzie appears on CBS News progrma, Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan

CBS Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan. McKenzie breaks down some of the most recent events in the escalating conflict between Hamas and Israel, the influential role Iran likely played in catalyzing those events, as well as accusations that Israel pulled out of the operation that killed Iranian leader Qasem Soleimani in 2020.


October 8:  New York Times

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Hamas Attack Raises Questions Over an Israeli Intelligence Failure:  In a story written by Julian Barnes, David Sanger and Eric Schmitt, McKenzie told the New York Times that Israel must respond to the attack in a swift, decisive fashion .American and Israeli officials said none of Israel's intelligence services had specific warning that Hamas was preparing a sophisticated assault.


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