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.
NOVEMBER 23, 2014
Enemies of Islam have been warned? Episcopalians can call this "ecumenism," but it sure sounds like jihad to me. Now, at least, we all know it.
Obama implemented an order allowing people from Ebola nations to stay in the United States. It’s amnesty on steroids!
Let us not forget that the recidivism rate for GITMO release detainees is about 30 percent — so two of these released will find their way back to the battlefield — probably joining up with ISIS.
NOVEMBER 22, 2014
Several days ago the United Arab Emirates government published a comprehensive list of what they consider the main terrorist organizations
Jews, no matter where they are, understand they can be attacked and killed for being Jews.
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
The two were carrying a gun, a meat cleaver, and an ax. Seven minutes later (to the cries of “Allahu Akbar!”) four of the worshippers and a Druze police officer ...were dead and others were severely wounded.
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
To assist a citizenry benignly is no sin, but the decision of leadership in Iran should be left with precisely those whom it affects: The people of Iran.
By the looks of it, the prospect of a nuclear deal between the United States and Iran by next Monday's deadline doesn't look promising
Obama believes Congress exists to do his bidding, nothing more. And if Congress does not do his bidding, then Obama believes he has the “lawful authority” to do what he wants...
The Israeli raid on the PLO terrorists in Beirut's Muslim Quarter missed one important target. Arafat.
The first great obstacle to a good Iran deal is that Tehran says its nuclear program is solely devoted to nuclear energy production.
The last thing we need is another global U.N. initiative looking for cash.
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
Peace in the Middle East will come when the two parties involved both seek peace — not when one must constantly defend itself against terrorist attacks.
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
Within hours, Palestinian social media featured images glorifying the bloody slaughter of Jews while they worshipped.
Many of us wonder which Muslim countries will publicly take a stand against Islamic terrorism?
ABC News Justice Department reporter Pierre Thomas says the FBI is warning about violent extremists and outside agitators targeting the city.
It may seem crazy, but unfortunately it’s simply one of a myriad of real-life stories illustrating how government wastes our tax dollars.
I doubt Israel or France will be enthused by this agreement, but the Obama team seems intent on muscling this through, even ignoring Senate approval.
NOVEMBER 17, 2014
The Ottoman Sheikh ul-Islam (supreme Muslim religious authority) issued fatwas (religious edicts) declaring a jihad against non-Muslim state enemies of the last Muslim “Caliphate.”
It has been 33 years since the U.S. last embarked on a nuclear modernization program.
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On many fronts, resurgent Russia gets ready to rumble