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 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.

FEBRUARY 27, 2015

"Muslims love to take advantage of free speech. As soon as there is someone saying something critical against Islam, they want to restrict it."

The Copts in Egypt have been subjected to a wave of attacks and killings in the wake of the popular uprising that overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood regime in July 2013.

The president has also rejected an Iraqi request to have US military technicians and logistical experts present in “theaters” where battles are under way.

From the very first moments of the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aides were advised that the compound was under a terrorist attack

FEBRUARY 26, 2015

While negative attacks about Giuliani’s comments are hypocritical, his words raise a much deeper, and darker, side of Obama.

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

Team Obama’s decision late last week to disclose to the press the operational outline for an all-out assault on the Islamic State (aka ISIS)-held Iraqi city of Mosul is a bit of a head scratcher.

Any and all these attack strategies—each alone and certainly in combination—could take down our currently unprotected electric power grid for an indefinite period of time.

Never in the course of American history has so much harm been done to so many by so few.

Reversing thousands of years of battlefield experience in which wars were won by “killing them”, the State Department spokeswoman argued that you can’t defeat ISIS by killing its fighters.

What is pulling Western-born boys, a surprising number of them converts from other religions, to the grisly banner of Islamic State?

FEBRUARY 24, 2015

It seems that the concern over Netanyahu’s pending speech is more about diplomatic protocol and politics than the international ramifications that would flow from a nuclear Iran.

Since the 9/11 attack on New York and the Pentagon in 2001, there have been close to 25,000 terrorist attacks worldwide, all of which were perpetrated in the name of Islam.

Lavie confirmed that his previous Associated Press employer had suppressed film taken by an AP cameraman in Nablus of Palestinians celebrating the Sept. 11, 2001 Al-Qaeda attacks.

Christ didn’t countenance violence. Islam, or at least an interpretation of Islam, does.

A majority of Americans believe nuclear weapons will never be used...Given late developments, perhaps it is time to rethink nuclear preparedness.

FEBRUARY 23, 2015

The Daesh spokesman at their execution made clear these men were murdered for their Christian religion, and warned that Daesh would conquer "Rome" as the victims’ blood flowed into the Mediterranean Sea.

There appears to be a covert commitment at the White House to the Muslim Brotherhood, to where many of its leading American representatives seem to have an open door, according to media reports.

The scientific and engineering tradition at Navy is moving ahead at flank speed in embracing all things “cyber.”

While humanity is not at war against Islam, a part of Islam is certainly at war against humanity. To ignore that fact amounts to a dereliction of intellectual responsibility.

FEBRUARY 22, 2015

The whole world is laughing at the Obama administration’s latest weapon in the War on Terror: jobs for jihadists.

 Hector Pedroza-Huerta has received a sweetheart plea deal for yet another violation of U.S. federal law 18 USC § 1326 (Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien).

The President's defense budget has been submitted to Congress and at $585 billion is getting a lot of attention.

“And I’m proud of the fact that, basically, you’ve had an administration that’s been in place for six years in which there hasn’t been a major scandal,” he pronounced at a University of Chicago event.

Although President Obama insists that the "fight against terrorism is not a religious war," Hamid seems to disagree with him.

After six years in office, the Obama presidency has transformed the geopolitical status of the Middle East.

The study of Mexican crime statistics is an ongoing enterprise.

FEBRUARY 21, 2015

Speaking at an Iranian-American Community symposium, an obviously frustrated former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani posed a rhetorical question to his audience.


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