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.
MAY 29, 2016
Reflections on the real meaning of Memorial Day, at a time when many of those elected to high office have never worn a uniform.
As they stood, I could feel myself start to well up. I turned away from my wife so she wouldn’t see, but she knew—and felt the same surge of patriotism I did.
Remarks at Memorial Day Ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery - May 31, 1982
MAY 27, 2016
These Harmony schools, as they’re called, in Texas. What are they and are they the only examples of what Gulen has got going here at taxpayer expense?
In this season of political partisanship and rancor we at Family Security Matters would like to pay tribute to members of the 114th Congress who have served in the military.
MAY 26, 2016
By his comments, Petraeus is in effect is supporting the global campaign to impose Islamic blasphemy law on all non-Muslim societies.
Rhodes boasted his deceit was made easier by “hundreds of often-clueless reporters” failing to do their research.
The virus inflicts horrific brain damage on unborn children as well as neurological disorders in adults. The Obama administration’s bungled response heightens the danger.
I was kinda paying close attention to President Obama’s visit to another communist country — too bad they don’t play baseball there (or dance the tango).
What is significant in Gen. Kazemaini’s statement, is his outright admission that the Islamic Republic is taking an active part in the Syrian war with combatants rather than mere “advisers” as hitherto claimed.
The Palestinian Museum had been in the works since 1998, but has no exhibits. The museum cost $24 million.
For years, illegal settlements have been built in Judea and Samaria, commonly referred to as the West Bank.
MAY 25, 2016
The Obama administration has long succeeded in getting the media to ignore its many scandals, and to report faithfully and positively regarding its signature legacy items.
Saudi Arabia should be blamed for much of the disorder in the world.
Comparing the disastrous, dysfunctional and damaged Veterans Administration (VA) to Disneyland only makes sense in Fantasyland.
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that is named for the family that runs (owns) it, the Al Sauds.
To take another Oxford example, students have been campaigning to tear down a statue of Cecil Rhodes, the 19th-century diamond magnate who endowed the Rhodes Scholarships.
MAY 24, 2016
Would it surprise anyone to know that more US servicemen and women have died in Afghanistan on Obama’s watch than during the W Bush presidency?
Little publicized, however, is this: In a 2002 effort to keep the Strait open against Iranian forces, the U.S. Navy was soundly defeated — losing sixteen ships in the process!
Unfortunately, Mr. Obama himself may have minimized any such benefits from this drone strike.
Iran is using a commercial airliner with ties to the country’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to ferry fighters and weapons to Syria.
“No nation is perfect,” he said at the National Convention Center in Hanoi. “Two centuries on, the United States is still trying to striving to live up to our founding ideals.”
How the Secretary of State's globalist agenda renders him unfit for his job.
MAY 23, 2016
The kind of terrorists who appear in this dictionary are those who come from dysfunctional homes, where especially the mother is abused and the child consequently made to feel of his dependence on her.
Sheriff’s Dept. in S.C. offers “unique” pre-trauma conditioning program
In 2014, he relinquished himself from his role as director of the UK tech firm and increased his focus on the civil war, becoming a founding member of a rebel group that has since merged with Ahrar al- Sham.
Obama’s “partners” against “violent extremism” have included Muslim Brotherhood terror supporters at home and abroad.
According to the NYC Commission on Human Rights, if a customer at a business in the city prefers to be referred to as “ze” or “hir” instead of as “he” or “she,” then it is against the law for a business owner or employee not to do so.
The next administration will face a number of important nuclear policy decisions
MAY 22, 2016
On May 5, Londoners elected a new mayor. Sadiq Khan won by a narrow margin. While Khan’s Labour Party is mired in an anti-Semitism scandal, Khan himself is mired in controversy over reported links to Islamic extremists.
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Air traffic controllers in Athens noticed the plane made two sharp turns before disappearing off the screen.