Ignoring Terrorism Is Not the Answer


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No matter who the perpetrator was, the Boston bombing serves as a horrible warning against demonizing counterterrorism.

Obama’s National Security Priority: Moderate Muslim Rappers


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Within the Obama administration, CVE has become a staggeringly vast enterprise. No one seems to able to explain how much money the government actually spends on CVE. Zarate puts the annual haul at hundreds of millions of dollars

Terrorism, Witch Hunting the CIA, and National Security


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A unique discussion featuring John Yoo, Marc Thiessen and Andrew McCarthy.

Brown’s National Security Victory


Democrats' Bad Week

Massachusetts voters reject treating our terrorist enemies like common criminals.

Bret Stephens: Can Intelligence Be Intelligent? – WSJ.com


“Intelligence,” Daniel Patrick Moynihan once observed, “is not to be confused with intelligence.” To read two recent analyses of U.S. intelligence failures is to be reminded of the truth of that statement, albeit in very different ways.Exhibit A is last week’s unclassified White House memo on the attempted bombing of Flight 253 over the skies […]

‘A Failure to Connect the Dots’ – WSJ.com


The antiterror education of President Obama continued yesterday, with his release of a White House report blaming the “counterterrorism community” as a whole for “a failure to connect the dots of intelligence” that would have prevented Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab from boarding a plane to Detroit on Christmas Day. Mr. Obama blamed no one in particular […]

Terror in the Skies Requires Real Action on the Ground – by Michael Reagan


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Mr. President, we can’t afford any more of your on-the-job training.

Obama cites apparent al-Qaida link in bomb plot – AP


An al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen apparently ordered the Christmas Day plot against a U.S. airliner, training and arming the 23-year-old Nigerian man accused in the failed bombing, President Barack Obama said Saturday. “This is not the first time this group has targeted us,” Obama said, reporting on some of the findings of an administration review […]

What the Near-Tragedy in Detroit Revealed – by Daniel Pipes


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Will America now open its eyes to the sad state of counterterrorism eight years after 9/11?

Failed Xmas attack raises new security concerns – AP


U.S. counterterrorism officials are scrambling to assess a potential new threat from an explosive mixture that evaded detection aboard a Detroit-bound airliner but failed to bring down the plane. Multiple law enforcement officials said the suspected attacker — identified as a Nigerian man named Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab — claimed to have acted on instructions […]