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.
APRIL 28, 2017
“Between 2007-2011, Ms. Murdoch served as Director of Strategy & Communications for the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) where she also managed CCI ‘s partnership with Microsoft in the development of a global greenhouse gas emissions tracking software.”
Less than a year after a federal appellate court sided with the Obama administration to strike down North Carolina’s election integrity reforms, a state audit reveals that hundreds of votes were illegally cast by felons and non-citizens in just one election.
Lt. Col. James Zumwalt decries commanders abandoning their fighters
A federal judge suspends Trump’s unenforced ban on funding for sanctuary cities.
Candidate Donald Trump ran against Obama-Clinton malfeasance regarding what he calls “radical Islamic terrorism.” Now, President Trump’s administration appears to be perpetuating his predecessors’ extremely dangerous practice of allowing Islamists to shape government policy.
He called the wall proposal a “profoundly unfriendly” and “hostile” act. He said his office has assigned “significant human resources” to assemble a plan to fight the wall on every single possible violation of international treaties.
Comparing her 30 years in Egypt with her life after immigrating to the United States in 1978, Darwish notes recent efforts to replace the term “Judeo-Christian” with “Abrahamic.
APRIL 27, 2017
Why does the American Left see an enemy in their countrymen?
Classified briefings to Congress Yesterday about the emerging threat from North Korea must address its most ominous – but least discussed – feature.
“The president is going to seize this opportunity by leading the most significant tax reform legislation since 1986 and one of the biggest tax cuts in the American history...”
APRIL 26, 2017
Or, as Oscar Wilde succinctly stated: "I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself."
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By dropping charges against major arms targets, the administration infuriated Justice Department officials — and undermined its own counterproliferation task forces.
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A 21-year-old British student named Hannah Bladon was recently stabbed and murdered in Jerusalem by a Palestinian terrorist. Moments before her death, Ms. Bladon had given up her train seat to a woman holding a baby. That is when Jamil Tamimi attacked and killed her.
The Iranian regime’s nuclear weapons program, born in secrecy and kept hidden for years, has never skipped a beat and today continues on course in underground and military facilities to which inspectors have no access
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Yom HaShoah comes and goes. A day for looking back at what has happened and a day for looking away from what will happen.
“Only air and water are more important to sustain life than electrical power.” ~ Texas District 2 State Senator Bob Hall
APRIL 25, 2017
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The NYT recently published a lengthy postmortem on the effects that the FBI investigation into Clinton’s emails and the bureau’s investigation into Trump’s alleged ties to Russia had on the 2016 election.
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APRIL 24, 2017
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Each year legislators sharpen their knives, consider key constituent needs and meet to pass a budget. This year isn’t very different except that when the Republicans could not unify to replace the Affordable Care Act, unexpected questions about the party emerged.
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Freedom of Speech? Stuff and nonsense! The fascists are coming out of the closet.
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Nothing has changed in attitudes against the Jews in the last century. From the programs of a hundred years ago to the strain inflicted on Israel today there is an eerie similarity.
In your self-righteous zeal to toe the party line, you have completely forgotten about we the people and the welfare of the nation you're supposed to be serving.
APRIL 23, 2017
I feel like my country, the country I’ve lived in for over 44 years, is a patient in intensive care.
President Trump has nominated Mark Green, a state senator, West Point graduate and former flight surgeon, for Secretary of the Army. Green’s confirmation is a litmus test for President Trump and the Republican Congress, a choice between military readiness or enforced political correctness.
APRIL 22, 2017
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