How do we fight terrorism at home?
Unlike America's past wars, the war on terrorism transcends traditional political boundaries. It is impossible to say that since we are fighting in the Middle East, we are safe at home. We have to reorient our perspectives on longstanding ideas of offense and defense, as we must practice both on a domestic and a global scale. At home, it is essential to secure buildings, borders, and other assets that are likely terrorist targets. At the same time, we must be proactive, seeking out those who would cause us harm and preventing them before they can be successful. This is a complex challenge that demands a complex response. The government alone cannot fulfill the dual demands of homeland security. The American people must assume some responsibility for their own safety and contribute their individual and collective strengths to the government's effort. Working together, we stand a much better chance of keeping our families and communities safe.
Federal, state, and local level action plans . . .
The United States has always been a nation of immigrants. The entrepreneurial courage of someone who would leave the country and culture they had always known to take their chances in a new world has greatly shaped the American experience. Our population has grown immensely since our founding, but we still welcome newcomers to our shores. Our commitment to an equal opportunity and equal treatment for all, with no consideration for ethnic background and place of birth, remains strong.
Of course, there are other people, those who would do us harm, who are not so welcome in the United States. Technological developments exercised alongside our own precious freedoms provide a lone actor with malevolent intent the tools required to cause immense devastation to the American homeland. Our law enforcement capabilities are poised to detect and prevent such an act before it could occur, but our resources are necessarily limited. It is much easier and safer to stop such individuals before they even enter our country. Preventing individuals with threatening backgrounds or a blatant disregard for our laws from entering the United States is an important step in preventing further attacks. Equally important is having an accurate record of who is here, for what reasons, and for how long, to assist in law enforcement investigations. This is not a question of keeping out those who are different or reserving the wealth of the United States only for those who are native citizens. A balance must be struck that respects the role of immigrants in our national culture and gives an opportunity at the American dream to as many people as possible, while preventing the entry or continued residence of those who would do us harm or disrupt our system of government.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
These tweets follow a summer of Islamic State followers posting images of the Statue of Liberty in ruins, with New York in flames in the background, and saying, "Coming Soon."
Lyons is a retired four-star admiral who was Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, which at that time was the largest single military command in the world.
The Obama administration has accused an American company of discrimination for requiring employees to furnish proof that they are eligible to work legally in the United States.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
The CIA and U.S. Special Ops forces have launched a secret campaign to hunt terrorism suspects as part of a targeted killing program that is run separately from the broader U.S. military offensive against the Islamic State...
The lawyers, who have spent years upholding the law and studying the constitution, explained to Napolitano and the UC Regents that adopting a definition does not by any means violate the 1st Amendment.
American policymakers would be well-served to keep Black Dart in the back of their minds as they contemplate the Obama administration’s deal with Iran on its nuclear program.
The issue is not classified documents; it is whether Clinton sent, received, and stored the classified information that was in the documents (or was orally explained in classified briefings).
Moreover, while public evidence is often scarce and sometimes sketchy, there’s good reason to believe that North Korea and Iran already have some sort of security relationship.
Joy Brighton’s Sharia-ism is Here is worth a revisit and a re-reading in lieu of the progress of conquest of ISIS in the Middle East and the number of Americans who have joined ISIS.
We need to fix the climate of fraud, corruption, and policies that kill jobs, hope and people
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
The crisis appears to have plateaued recently when four youths participating in Job Corps, brutally murdered a fellow student in a Miami, Florida job training center.
And the idea of jihad that the Obama administration will not discuss is perhaps the most powerful idea in the world’s marketplace of ideas today.
Daniel Horowitz is a singularly thoughtful and articulate critic of those in power – without regard for their party or position – who are making our time more perilous.
Iran is perhaps the only place left where Britain still outranks the United States as the most hated Western power…;
Verification, to which President Obama refers, is a chimera. Iran will permit inspections when it chooses to do so, notwithstanding Kerry’s assurances to the contrary.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
Clinton rationalizes that because the emails were not stamped classified, she could not have been expected to know they were classified.
Did you hear the one about President Obama claiming the U.S. can use military force against Iran if it breaks the terms of its nuclear deal?
The pending Deal with Iran is little to no help in preventing metastasizing of the Iranian nuclear threat.
The Donald and The Doctor continue to lead in the polls. Both are un-politician candidates, and though their styles are dramatically different, their message of patriotism and need to restore America are not.
A young father with a bright future – gunned down in the street after an argument in a bar.
If Donald Trump did not exist, he would have to be invented.
The new bogeyman, hex, curse, sneer and left/liberal branding iron is racism. It comes with many names. "Islamophobia." Bigotry. "White privilege."
As Sheriff Clarke told Fox News’ last night, “;the President of the United States started this war on police.”;
Iran has been allowed to kidnap and kill Americans for decades, whether directly or by proxy, without fear of severe repercussions.
AUGUST 31, 2015
Like many of the Rabbis for Obama, Dorff was a left-wing radical who could be counted on to sign any letter attacking Israel.
The Obama administration continues to allow the same group of foreigners, who would otherwise be deported, remain in the U.S. under the never-ending “temporary” measure.
Obama, speaking in 2010, bragged, “We have put in place the toughest ethics laws and toughest transparency rules of any administration in history"...in history!
Michelle Obama has become America’s K–12 chef-in-chief. Her federally mandated recipes are awful.
AUGUST 30, 2015
Hence, the coverage will be slanted in favor of the United Nations.
If you can't work for yourself and afford health insurance, something is seriously messed up.
There is a fundamental disconnect between the seriousness of the threat, and the way it has been addressed by much of the elite media.
AUGUST 29, 2015
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It is remarkable that the Obama IRS and Justice Department waited two years to tell a federal court that Lois Lerner had a separate email account that contains documents at issue in the IRS scandal.