How do we fight terrorism at home?
Unlike America's past wars, the war on terrorism transcends traditional political boundaries. It is impossible to say that since we are fighting in the Middle East, we are safe at home. We have to reorient our perspectives on longstanding ideas of offense and defense, as we must practice both on a domestic and a global scale. At home, it is essential to secure buildings, borders, and other assets that are likely terrorist targets. At the same time, we must be proactive, seeking out those who would cause us harm and preventing them before they can be successful. This is a complex challenge that demands a complex response. The government alone cannot fulfill the dual demands of homeland security. The American people must assume some responsibility for their own safety and contribute their individual and collective strengths to the government's effort. Working together, we stand a much better chance of keeping our families and communities safe.
Federal, state, and local level action plans . . .
The United States has always been a nation of immigrants. The entrepreneurial courage of someone who would leave the country and culture they had always known to take their chances in a new world has greatly shaped the American experience. Our population has grown immensely since our founding, but we still welcome newcomers to our shores. Our commitment to an equal opportunity and equal treatment for all, with no consideration for ethnic background and place of birth, remains strong.
Of course, there are other people, those who would do us harm, who are not so welcome in the United States. Technological developments exercised alongside our own precious freedoms provide a lone actor with malevolent intent the tools required to cause immense devastation to the American homeland. Our law enforcement capabilities are poised to detect and prevent such an act before it could occur, but our resources are necessarily limited. It is much easier and safer to stop such individuals before they even enter our country. Preventing individuals with threatening backgrounds or a blatant disregard for our laws from entering the United States is an important step in preventing further attacks. Equally important is having an accurate record of who is here, for what reasons, and for how long, to assist in law enforcement investigations. This is not a question of keeping out those who are different or reserving the wealth of the United States only for those who are native citizens. A balance must be struck that respects the role of immigrants in our national culture and gives an opportunity at the American dream to as many people as possible, while preventing the entry or continued residence of those who would do us harm or disrupt our system of government.
OCTOBER 13, 2015
It has been over four and a half years since ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata valiantly lost his life and Special Agent Avila suffered grave injuries when they were ambushed by gunfire while on assignment in Mexico.
OCTOBER 12, 2015
But as things now stand, Obama may end up being the only person in the world to sign his much-wanted deal, in effect making a treaty with himself.
There are counter-historical claims put forward by Muslim and Chinese scholars claiming that they discovered America first. And mobs of fake indigenous activists to whom the old Italian is as much of a villain as the bearded Uncle Sam.
And the Second Amendment message was equally loud and clear: it is our God-given, constitutionally-protected right. No occupier of the White House can strip us of our inalienable rights!
OCTOBER 11, 2015
FSM EXCLUSIVE ARTICLE - On May 31, 2014, Bergdahl was released from captivity in exchange for five senior Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo Bay in a controversial deal negotiated by the Obama Administration.
OCTOBER 9, 2015
Court Asked to Allow Discovery, Impose Legal Hold on All Clinton Email Records
For years, Russia's Orthodox leaders have been voicing their concern for persecuted Christians.
It got so bad that some of those career intelligence operatives who complained were bullied and forced to take early retirement, or the younger analysts just quit.
OCTOBER 8, 2015
Make life miserable and expensive for anyone who does not toe the Obama line on immigration. Punish him. Smear him. Bankrupt him. Silence him.
This is a stark depiction of underlying stagnation: paid work is not being created as population expands.
The Iran nuclear deal will come back to haunt us. When it does, surviving pro-Iran deal congressional members who supported it will undoubtedly look to blame others.
The Navy provides the most survivable leg of this triad with ballistic missile submarines armed with the Trident II D-5 weapons system.
Then there are the times when the thief indeed comes at night to steal away that which defines our Judeo-Christian faith heritage.
A Fatah affiliated cell claimed responsibility for opening fire on an Israeli couple in their 30s while they were driving home with their children.
How the government is recklessly playing with American lives.
OCTOBER 7, 2015
“Gun Free Zones” are in reality deathtraps that attract mentally unstable people to commit mass shootings.
...of 213,000 “refugees” that arrived in the April-June timeframe, only one-in-five were fleeing the violence in Syria as Eurostat, the European Union’s official statistical agency, determined.
A few days ago a top law enforcement official finally confirmed that Islamic terrorists have infiltrated the United States through Mexico.
The Obama administration seems delusional about the threats we face and clueless about how to counter them.
OCTOBER 6, 2015
Trump said he has no obligation to defend Obama, and he’s right.
As a reporter, you really ought to check the authoritative Islamic sources yourself, even if just for "balance."
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tip O’Neill, once said “all politics is local.”;
The liberal media and the Democrats have had a field day. This, they say, provides absolute confirmation that the whole Benghazi investigation has been a partisan effort, a “witch hunt."
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One question remains about President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran now that congressional members of his party refused to vote down a terrible agreement.