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 26, 2016
The part of the story that they are missing, however, is that what the administration did was highly illegal, according to statutes we still have on our books.
People join terrorist groups, because they are “deeply frustrated and alienated – and because they hope groups like Boko Haram will somehow give them a sense of identity…”
But his bad foreign policy goes beyond even his abandonment of the good people of Iran.
Mosquitos just got a lot more annoying. In addition to their painful, itchy bite, comes the possibility of being exposed to the Zika Virus.
AUGUST 25, 2016
Imagine what life would be like if, instead of being able to trade for the things we wanted, we had to make them all ourselves.
Health officials are bowing to political correctness instead of taking obvious steps to protect New York residents from the Zika virus.
AUGUST 24, 2016
In several cases, the authors misrepresented what was reported by the media, claiming as hates crimes cases that were never investigated as hate crimes.
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Jack Vessey led as a follower of faith
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AUGUST 23, 2016
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Putin’s actions in the Middle East designed to promote Russian nationalism
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AUGUST 22, 2016
Why, as a woman who escaped Sharia, it shatters my heart to see what the American media is celebrating.
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AUGUST 21, 2016
First, Italian intelligence, especially domestic intelligence, is a lot better than you might imagine.
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AUGUST 19, 2016
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For the first time since your installation as president, Copts in the United States protested the persecution of Copts in Egypt.
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Over the last few months, a lot of new information has come out on how the Obama White House misled the American public, Congress and the news media about the nuclear deal with Iran before Congress voted on the agreement last September.