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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.

NOVEMBER 25, 2014

The U.S. has made most of the concessions in the talks with Iran including major ones during this last round of negotiations.

Whether he was fired or voluntarily resigned, Chuck Hagel's decision signified only one thing: Barack Obama no longer enjoys the confidence of the American military establishment.

The American people deserve and have a right to hear the truth about the damage the President's policies have inflicted on the military.

Russia appears to be taking serious moves to combat the “radicalization” of Muslims within its border.

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NOVEMBER 24, 2014

What we are seeing in Jerusalem today is not simply Palestinian terrorism. It is Islamic jihad.

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.


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