Former Congressman (R-FL) and Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) talked to Brian about Ashton Carter as Defense Secretary and wondered if he would just be a yes man or someone who would be able to stand up to the President. Brian thinks that Carter has some leverage because President Obama can't get rid of another Defense Secretary because he would be a laughing stock. They also talked about how the White House has to reach out to the new President of Afghanistan because we don't want another Iraq on our hands and that we have to keep a presence there to keep Al Qaeda at bay. The reason Al Qaeda is fighting in the winter is to show that the government has no power and cannot defend the citizens.