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.
AUGUST 17, 2017
At least 13 reported dead, bodies in street after van strikes plaza crowd
“So will George Washington now lose his status?” the President asked on Tuesday. “Are we going to take down statues to George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson?”
Space-based defenses should be front and center in President Trump’s announced plans to increase BMD funding.
Never Trumpers (NTs) contend that even if there are policies President Trump embraces consistent with their philosophical suppositions, they will remain firm in their opposition.
Experts say the strategy has made patrolling soldiers a terrorist target.
In reality, it has been the Republican Party throughout US history that ended slavery, pushed the Civil Rights movement and legislation.
AUGUST 16, 2017
While most Americans likely fall somewhere left or right of middle on the spectrum of political identity, there are certainly those who inhabit the fringes.
There’ve been plenty of unforced errors in the Trump administration’s first 200+ days in office. No one can take away the fact that this was a foreign policy — and military — win for President Trump, as Kim Jong Un has blinked.
AUGUST 15, 2017
Actress Patricia Heaton joined Cruz in his criticism, tweeting, “Iceland isn't actually eliminating Down Syndrome. They're just killing everybody that has it. Big difference.
The underlying message of Netanyahu’s statement was that he and his ministers folded like a cheap suit to our enemies’ demands, effectively ceding Israeli sovereignty over the Temple Mount to our enemies because Kushner and Greenblatt pressured them to do so.
Now that North Korea is recognized by the intelligence community and policymakers alike as a clear and present danger to the U.S. mainland—armed with ICBMs capable of blasting American cities with atomic warheads, possibly with much more powerful thermonuclear warheads in 6-18 months—what can we do?
"North Korea had best not make any more threats to the United States.They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.
Is the threat that North Korea would launch a nuclear armed missile at the United States fanciful because everyone understands such an attack would engender a massive retaliation leaving North Korea in ruins?
AUGUST 14, 2017
While the most positive news in the war on Islamic terrorism has come from military successes against ISIS in Mosul and Syria, the overlooked recent failures by authorities to effectively deal with home grown Islamists is a cause for growing concern.
Delivering on His Promises, Decimating the Opposition
North Korean President Kim Jong-Un has blatantly carried out a series of missile tests that show their capability of launching a nuclear missile strike that will put the west coast of the United States within range.
Critics argue Iran has disappointed U.S. expectations that Iran would no longer support international terrorism or work to destabilize neighboring countries or threaten the U.S. While these were U.S. expectations, there is no legally binding language in the JCPOA requiring Iran to change its international behavior.
AUGUST 12, 2017
Clearly, we need effective ballistic missile defense (BMD) systems to counter this threat, and have near-term possibilities that can and should be improved while we consider even more capable future systems.
AUGUST 11, 2017
Judicial Watch Victory! D.C. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta ordered the State Department “to search the state.gov e-mail accounts of Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and Jacob Sullivan,” former aides of Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State.
North Korea has nuclear-armed missiles and satellites potentially capable of electromagnetic pulse attack. EMP is considered by many the most politically acceptable use of a nuclear weapon, because the high-altitude detonation produces no blast, thermal, or radioactive fallout effects harmful to people.
The Director of National Intelligence and Obama officials subsequently tried to dismiss Lamborn’s disclosure by claiming the DIA assessment was an outlier that did not reflect the views of the rest of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
Although one could really visit any mosque to hear it, most recently an imam’s call at a California Islamic center for Allah to annihilate all Jews has been met with few demands for his removal.
AUGUST 10, 2017
I was taken aback by the anchor’s last question. Shouldn’t Europeans be doing a better job of integrating immigrants? I wished she’d asked it at the start.
There are two possible rationales: the legitimate one and the brass-knuckles one.
It’s quite an old story here in Washington. Every administration has had its leakers and every president in my lifetime has demanded the leakers be identified so they could be punished. But punishment has been rare. Why?
A popular slogan used by candidate Trump was “America First.” ... Brilliantly, Phares added a proposition that changed the impact of the slogan on concerned ears ... the foreign policy advisor told media and diplomats that “America First does not mean America Alone.”
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The secretary issued a statement in response to news that Pyongyang had successfully developed nuclear warheads small enough to put on the head of a ballistic missile that could reach the U.S.