How do we fight terrorism abroad?
At the same time that we are working to secure and defend the American homeland, the United States must also be aggressively waging the war on terrorism abroad. The United States is safer if terrorists never reach our borders and the whole world is safer if they never turn to terrorism at all. Understanding these facts, the United States has developed a two-pronged approach to winning the war on terrorism overseas. First, we must identify and neutralize those individuals who represent threats to American interests. Naturally, some of these people are actual terrorists, with the intention of traveling to the United States or our foreign installations and causing death and destruction. Others are terrorist supporters, including governments, financiers, religious leaders, and instructors, all of whom are essential to the continued implementation and success of terrorism. Their work is as deadly as that of their operational allies and must be stopped if we hope to prevent further attacks.
At the same time that the United States is fighting terrorism where it already exists, it also has developed and implemented a multidimensional approach to preventing the spread of radicalism and the education of new terrorists. Certain conditions generally accompany the decision of an individual to turn to terrorism, including socioeconomic status, integration into the community, level and type of education, and exposure to foreign cultures. While these are not foolproof predictors of potential radical sympathies, they so frequently accompany a susceptibility to radicalization and a willingness to use violence that their association is generally accepted by most analysts. If the United States can reduce the pervasiveness and potency of these factors, it may also be able to control the spread of terrorism worldwide.
DECEMBER 19, 2014
Obama’s move legitimizes Castros’ regime
DECEMBER 18, 2014
In recent years, the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas has developed into a truly international entity.
Today's struggle for Jerusalem, for Judaism, for freedom of religion and a meaningful life continues that same old struggle of Chanukah.
Mitchell revealed that KSM didn’t break, or provide information that eventually led to the killing of Osama bin Laden, because of waterboarding, but rather because of other EITs (Enhanced Interrogation Techniques).
“A federal judge has found parts of Obama’s new deportation amnesty to be unconstitutional, issuing a scathing memo accusing him of usurping Congress’s power to make laws, and dismantling most of the White House’s legal reasoning for circumventing Congress.”
However, as with so much in Washington, D.C., the CBO report was 50% smoke and mirrors and 50% unjustified assumptions.
Monis was no lone wolf. He was raised in a shame honor culture and religion where the Ayatollah said it was okay to sexually abuse babies and where a commonly held belief is that if a Jew goes out in the rain, he will contaminate the water.
DECEMBER 17, 2014
Could the revulsion at this slaughter of innocents trigger a new and genuine campaign against forces that have written Pakistan’s history in blood for almost three decades?
What information important to our safety did the CIA extract by waterboarding and rectally infusing suspects?
Bill Gates continues to “give back” what he never took in the first place.
DECEMBER 16, 2014
The Democrats, suddenly shocked by the CIA’s tactics, dishonor the people who died on 9/11.
It has long been contended by foreign policy analysts that the security architecture of the Eastern Mediterranean was based on a preponderance of American power, specifically naval power.
What??? Finding out the truth is less important than pushing your view of what the narrative should be in any issue?
What is particularly interesting to note is that, prior to 1979, the United States would likely have never questioned enlisting Iran's aid in this battle.
The death toll has risen to at least 141 victims, most of them children, the Associated Press is reporting.
Four Iraqi Christian children, who were all beheaded by the Islamic State, refused to betray Jesus and graciously died in his name ...
Priebus promised that, if the Republican Party takes the Senate, they will do everything in their power to stop Obama from proceeding on the executive amnesty.
DECEMBER 15, 2014
Domestically, his only real “accomplishment” at this point looks like the Eric Holder policy of suspending enforcement of federal marijuana laws.
Yet another Christian church was destroyed by Muslims in Ethiopia—this time by local authorities.
For starters, the Grinch who stole the Whitehouse Obama, aka Grinchbama, has slashed the military.
Unfortunately, losing is what liberalism is all about. The campaign against harsh interrogation methods is not an isolated issue.
As many as 30 people being held hostage in a cafe in Martin Place by at least one gunman with suspected Islamic State links
DECEMBER 14, 2014
The so-called torture report is worthless as an investigation, but it’s valuable to our enemies.
This week, and by any reasonable measure, the lame-duck Democratic majority of the United States Senate gave our enemies aid and comfort.
The message to the Islamists: To all of those who are torturing, raping schoolgirls and killing parents before the eyes of their children, beheading men, women and children, to all who so passionately hate America, America promises that we will “never again” mistreat you.
Bron was a scientific genius who dedicated his life to protecting our national security.
On not keeping your “friendly” enemy close. Preferably, at an arm’s length.
DECEMBER 13, 2014
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Last month the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs held its annual event honoring six young military heroes for their bravery in the war on terrorism.