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 9, 2016
While several victims were wounded, the only reason none was killed was the quick action of a campus police officer ... Yet, despite her son’s murderous rampage, Artan’s mother, just before her son’s funeral, lamented he had been killed “for no reason.“
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Who says the president-elect of the United States may not talk to the democratically elected president of Taiwan?
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I will not apologize for applauding the selection of a Marine Corps General to the highest influential position for the Military ... At the same time, I reserve the right to criticize what I believe to be the single most destructive decision made in the past 15 years of war;
According to the Associated Press, the number of apprehensions along the Southwest border is running close to 2,000 a day, with most people turning themselves in.
DECEMBER 8, 2016
Clinton donations expose political agenda behind calls for Trump to reconsider “racist” Cabinet picks
In 2016 the Department of Education will spend $79 billion, up 67 percent from 2000.
Do we really think that they would not be able to siphon off money from the funds the U.S. provides to the Palestinian Authority if an alliance government is formed?
Turnbull told a press conference Sunday that a “one-off” agreement had been struck with the Obama administration some months ago...
DECEMBER 7, 2016
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If you missed the news about the Israeli Air force's alleged bombing of an arms convoy belonging to Hezbollah and a Syrian Army site in Damascus, you're not alone.
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DECEMBER 6, 2016
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Praising Castro’s “constant fight for the peoples of the third world,” the Venezuelan ambassador called him a leader of “international stature” whose “influence went beyond the borders of his country.”
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Is it possible to detoxify the United States’ relations with Russia, China and the Muslim world?
Sorry, but China does not tell American officials who they can and cannot talk to.
The interviews were taken as part of the FBI’s criminal investigation of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
DECEMBER 5, 2016
“What I just heard seemed to me to like a recipe for fascism.”
DECEMBER 4, 2016
In fact, there is no one more qualified to run Foggy Bottom.
General James Mattis is an inspired, and inspiring, choice – one calculated to symbolize and execute a return to the time-tested strategy Ronald Reagan called “peace through strength.”
"A parallel justice system has established itself in Germany"
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DECEMBER 2, 2016
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There are actions Trump can take on Day One
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Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said ISA extension would ensure that President-elect Donald Trump and his administration “have the tools necessary to push back against the regime’s hostile actions.”
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