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.
DECEMBER 4, 2017
The unfettered movement of transnational criminals, Islamic extremists and illegal border crossers transiting our porous southern border poses a clear and immediate national security threat.
DECEMBER 2, 2017
The former president will meet with Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo who is building a legacy of traffic jams as she tries to transform the City of Lights into a Scandinavian style network of bicycle paths.
DECEMBER 1, 2017
There’s less to the news than meets the eye.
“When jurisdictions choose to return criminal aliens to the streets rather than turning them over to federal immigration authorities,they put the public’s safety at risk. San Francisco’s decision to protect criminal aliens led to the preventable and heartbreaking death of Kate Steinle.
Steinle's family told the San Francisco Chronincle they are "saddened and shocked."
NOVEMBER 30, 2017
We are in the midst of the holiday season when most of us more-deeply embrace that which we all want: “Peace on earth; good will toward men.”
We need a designation of the enemy that homes in on its ideology.
President Trump did something this week which he said should have happened a long time ago. He re-designated North Korea as a state-sponsor of terrorism.
Allahu Akbar = Allah Is Greater ... Greater than what? The answer is, Allah is greater than whatever God, government, philosophy, or political system you happen to follow or live under.
North Korea’s most recent test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can reach Washington, DC makes abundantly clear we need an ability to shoot down ballistic missiles as soon after they are launched as possible...
NOVEMBER 29, 2017
Somehow I can’t imagine Gen. George S. Patton being concerned about winning the hearts and minds of the German people as he pursued the destruction of the Nazi armies. Of course, Patton was focused on victory, not proving the validity of a field manual.
Pelosi and Schumer cancelled their scheduled meeting with Trump and Republican leadership. Schumer then claimed that Trump had scuttled progress.
Defense Secretary James Mattis said the ICBM had flown higher than any previously tested, alluding to concerns that the Stalinist regime is approaching the ability to threaten U.S. territory.
NOVEMBER 28, 2017
Although Rep. Nancy Pelosi called Conyers an “icon,” the Detroit Free Press thinks he should resign.
Iran does not now regard Europe as a threat, Salami said “But if Europe wants to turn into a threat, the range of our missiles will increase,” he continued, adding that Iran respects European countries and “they should respect us too.”
NOVEMBER 27, 2017
Actually, a Jerusalem delegation, led by the mayor, surrendered the city to a pair of British army cooks on December 8. Thus began a comical farce of who received the surrender of the Holy City.
The killer has been indicted on terrorism-related charges that would support a death sentence.