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.
MARCH 16, 2017
President Trump met earlier this week with the Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed Bin Salman.
A trusted Obama aide who once worked for an alleged Iranian regime lobbying group is one of the individuals in charge of Iran policy planning at the State Department under Secretary Rex Tillerson.
At first glance, the bridal gown shop in the Palestinian city of Nablus appeared innocuous. But behind the scenes, Israeli intelligence says, the store served as a front for a major West Bank gun parts distribution center.
Republicans shouldn’t propose a bill that’s to the left of one they sent Obama last year.
As in previous years, the month of Christmas saw an uptick in Islamic attacks on Christians—much of it in the context of targeting Christmas related worship and celebrations.
The decision itself is ridiculous. There is no right to enter the United States from abroad for non-citizens...
Lynch met privately with Bill Clinton on board a parked plane. The meeting occurred during the then-ongoing investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s email server, and only a few days before she was interviewed by the FBI.
In considering what to do, let’s trace a little history and its tangled web … since the mid-1980s and North Korea’s testing initiatives and our related response — or lack thereof.
The average Trump voter would probably find it unbelievable that two months into the presidency they elected to replace Barack Obama’s, the government is still almost entirely in the hands of Obama appointees.
MARCH 15, 2017
Obama admin gave taxpayer money to Soros to spark leftist political revolution
What is happening to Israelis today will happen to every one of us tomorrow.
Despite her assertion that there's a 1st Amendment protection given the media to publish the tax returns of someone they deem worthy of scrutiny, Rachel Maddox is woefully ignorant.
The message of the book is no matter how hard one examines suicide bombing, “the suicide terrorist remains elusive. Many puzzle pieces are laid on the table: [long list]... But the picture is never complete. The suicide terrorist is so horrifying because he is inscrutable."
This type of irresponsible and fallacious media attack against the military is rearing its head in a way I haven't seen in a long time and must be countered with the truth.
"You know you are desperate for ratings when you are willing to violate the law to push a story about two pages of tax returns from over a decade ago," the statement read.
The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act...
In Washington D.C., it is not about getting something done or doing the right thing, it is all about prevailing in bouts of political infighting.
While there are serious and gathering nuclear threats facing the United States and our allies, there is no need to panic, nor believe that doomsday is just around the corner.
I warned that Obama was planning to run the country from outside the White House. And that the “Obama Anonymous” network of staffers embedded in the government was the real threat. Since then Obama’s Kalorama mansion has become a shadow White House.
Iraqi security forces are battling Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters in western Mosul’s government center complex in its operation to liberate their country’s second-largest city from ISIS control, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters today.
MARCH 14, 2017
The U.S. is liable for 28.57 percent of the total budget for global peacekeeping missions. The Obama administration’s request for FY2017 was $2.394 billion.
Does CBS think the American people are stupid? No wonder the people trust Trump’s tweets over fake news from the media.
If you had never heard of the differences between the US House and the US Senate in Washington, you are about to learn a lot about them in a very short time frame.
On March 8th, four Islamic State terrorists attacked a military hospital in Kabul killing over 30 people and wounding over 50. The attack lasted several hours and it was not until mid-afternoon that Afghan forces were able to begin clean-up operations.
MARCH 13, 2017
From Heraclitus to the present, historians and philosophers addressed the issue of change. Is change built into the nature of society or is it a mirage that reflects a different side of sameness?
The leaders of the Islamic Republic are frightened. They face an American national security team that knows a lot about them, and, unlike the Obama administration, strongly dislikes them.
What apparently escapes their attention is the clearly stated long term goal of Muslim migration: the complete domination of Islam over all the nations of the world.
France has given us a wakeup call. Their current state of affairs is the result of unchecked immigration coupled with the naiveté that tolerance and acceptance will be returned by the newcomers’ eagerness to become French.
The media continue to publish and broadcast stories about how Donald Trump won the election with the help of the Russians, calling this “collusion,” though no such evidence has surfaced.
Khizr Khan claims his ‘travel privileges are being reviewed.’
It’s only natural that a president will want his power wielded by his own appointees, whom he trusts to carry out his policy program.
For months it seems, each day has brought new revelations of actual or suspected cyber attacks.
MARCH 12, 2017
Thus, the U.S. should not press China too hard. It should not criticize Beijing on its suppression of democracy or abuse of human rights because it looks "to the Chinese like a form of containment meant to keep China weak."
And as I understand it, the U.S. Dept. of Defense would ultimately like to develop a rapid-DNA backpack-capability to be used by infantrymen, engineers and special operators around the world.
During WWII, Hitler attempted to exterminate the Jews, by first transporting them to extermination camps, like Auschwitz, and then killing them with the use of poison gas. Britain still refused to allow more Jews into Palestine.
MARCH 10, 2017
According to the Voice of America: “President Donald Trump was not aware that his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had worked to further the interests of the government of Turkey before appointing him.”
First, other spy agencies – including Russia’s and China’s – can also tap our smart phones, televisions and the myriad “wired” devices meant to comprise the emerging, so-called “Internet of Things.”
America is now a crèche for two fascist groups whose slogans seem to be “Violence anytime, anywhere, to beat down Americans who disagree with us.” This is Obama’s true legacy, to grant Americans no sanctuary from the barbarism.
It is important to recognize what the evidence shows and does not show. It will show an alternative government at work: a team of anti-Trump players assembled under the auspices of President Obama, including senior officials from the Dept. of Justice, the CIA, the NSA, the FBI, ...
Before I go into my rant, allow me to first note that there is no Jewish holiday that evokes such unbridled joy as Purim, one of the most widely celebrated festivals in Israel.
“How can an ancient, global religion be an enemy of a modern geopolitical construct?” she asked, as if Islamic doctrine merely defined a religion, not a “geopolitical construct” that has historically attacked other civilizations, particularly the West.
MARCH 9, 2017
The SPLC stands for the Southern Poverty Law Center: an organization with slightly less credibility than Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, and without the academic degree in greasepaint.
President Trump’s reintroduction of the so-called “travel ban” — a watered-down version of an already milquetoast version of a well-known campaign pledge — has nevertheless provoked the only thing worse than widespread hysteria: widespread hysteria pretending to be surprised.
If you want to start a business, the World Bank says you’d be better off in Canada than setting up shop here in the U.S., where mind-numbing government regulations smother entrepreneurs. That was true, anyway, before Trump became president.
Given the frequent circumvention of their own sanctions U.S. might have to look for a way to deal with Pyongyang without China.
Lt. Col. James Zumwalt analyzes Trump NSA's recent remark about Muslims
“I think that President Obama’s behind it because his people are certainly behind it.” Once again, Trump has struck gold. It’s “gold” in the form of taxpayer money.
Israel’s problem with Hamas wasn’t its tactics for destroying Hamas’s attack tunnels. Israel faced two separate challenges in its war with Hamas that summer.
The heart of the book traces out and explicates what it was like for Jews in Europe with references to France and a bit to Germany who believed that they could assimilate into Western society leaving their Jewishness behind.