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.
MARCH 29, 2017
The Wall Street Journal is delighted to hear Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s tough words on North Korea and China. I, too, appreciate the secretary of state’s candor. But straight talk isn’t going to be enough. As the Journal concedes...
Plowing into crowds in speeding cars to kill large numbers of people and stabbing more when the car is forced to stop, is becoming the rage among jihadists operating in Europe.
It’s whether it was done abusively.
As the Framers of the U.S. Constitution understood it, a primary purpose of government is to secure the property rights of individuals, which they believed are the foundation of all other rights.
In September 2015, the Center for Security Policy (CSP) published Star Spangled Shariah: The Rise of America’s First Muslim Brotherhood Party.
The suit was filed after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (“NOAA”), a component of the Department of Commerce, failed to respond to a February 6 FOIA request seeking
MARCH 28, 2017
I'm ashamed to say that I can't remember whether or not I met PC Keith Palmer, the policeman murdered by Khalid Masood in Parliament last week.
According to a news release from the school's Middle Eastern Studies Student Association, Al-Arian is a "civil rights activist" who hopes to challenge students to "make it a better, and more equitable and peaceful world."
This is the word that describes the parlous state of those who refused to convert to Islam...
The "chickens" hatched in North Korea during previous presidencies are coming home to roost on President Trump's watch. What is, arguably, the most dangerous regime in the world becomes more so by the day.
Another issue that is raising concern is how Trump is doing on foreign policy and national security matters. Does President Trump need additional assistance in vetting his nominees to administration posts?
MARCH 27, 2017
The United States must not dismiss Kim Jong-un’s threats as mere bluster
In France, particularly, challenges arose to the dogmas of the Catholic Church. Overcoming those challenges gave rise to many ideals we enjoy today such as liberty, progress, tolerance, constitutional government and separation of church and state.
Dumb, cautious statements about Islam also leave me bleary-eyed and big-footed, as well. Here is Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May on the terrorist attack on London’s Parliament and on the citizenry in general, as reported by Fox News...
It’s not non-Western. It’s anti-Western.
Spaced-out Obama buddy Richard Branson believes the key to defeating ISIS is inviting more migrants into Europe. If we show the Muslim world that we are tolerant of Islam, the thinking goes, there will be far less appeal on behalf of Muslims to join the jihad.
Pray that your government doesn’t decide to open the borders to as many migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and any other terror state as can make their way over. Pray that the next government doesn’t do it either. And pray that if it does, they don’t move in near you.
So what can be done about Tehran? With each passing day we discover new ways Iran endangers Israel and the rest of the region.
Few issues in recent months have been so clearly divided between democrats and republicans as the refugee crises that have crippled the globe.
MARCH 26, 2017
The teenage illegal immigrants charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in the bathroom of a public high school last week entered the US under an Obama program that’s accommodated tens of thousands of Central American youths who crossed the Mexican border.
Democratic members spent every minute of the hearing to smear the president before the cameras. By doing so, they made a mockery of bipartisan intelligence oversight.
"This is, in 28 years, probably the most heinous criminal act I've ever seen," Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter told CBS New York.
The American Health Care Act H.R. 1628, RyanCare, TrumpCare or whatever you prefer to call it, is the bill the Republicans were working on for seven years. The Republicans championed “repeal and replace” because it was a more effective campaign slogan and fund-raising tool than “tweak.”
MARCH 25, 2017
MARCH 24, 2017
No sooner had President Trump made a second attempt to implement a travel ban to protect, as his oath of office dictates, American citizens, then those harboring contrary interests filed a lawsuit to make him, again, run a judicial gauntlet. This time the ... plaintiff is Dr. Ismail Elshikh – imam of the Muslim Association of Hawaii.
Some evil people evidently think that Parliament is worth attacking
As “welcome” as a bone-chilling blast from a mid-March nor’easter, more bad news continues to blow our way out of Moscow, minimizing the possibility of a springtime thaw in U.S.-Russia relations.
In most parts of the modern Middle East, tribal groups represent the cornerstone of society.
MARCH 23, 2017
US President Trump is losing his focus. If he doesn’t get it back soon, he will fail to make America great again or safe again in the Middle East. After holding out for a month, last week Trump indicated he is adopting his predecessors’ obsession with empowering the PLO.
Let the diversions and parsing of words begin. Take note of this British non-denial denial because you will see the same species of obfuscation being regularly produced at the U.S. political-media fake news farm.
Seven people have been arrested during raids in London, Birmingham and elsewhere linked to the terror attack in Westminster.
As we remember the 34th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s speech that launched his Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) that many believe brought an early end to the Cold War, we should consider President Trump’s opportunity to follow that visionary lead.
Because, as loyal as I am, as patriotic as I am, as much as my whole younger life was about joining the British military and fighting for my country — I fear we are broken.
Former Obama NSA Susan Rice was castigated on social media over an op-ed accusing the Trump White House of dissembling and contorting the facts, but doubled down in an interview, saying when the White House puts out information seen to be “inaccurate if not deliberately false, it shakes the credibility and the confidence of our allies.”
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A recent report saying that Iran constructed underground missile factories in Lebanon for Hizballah would, if accurate, indicate a disturbing boost in the Shi'ite terror organization's ability to self-produce weapons.