Category: Defense and National Security

From Russia with Reciprocity

Russia’s military doctrine continues to adhere to the “first strike” principle. Namely, Moscow will not shy away from using its nuclear weapons, if it judges it to be in its interest and it has a chance to annihilate its target … Continue reading

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Nuclear Terror Attack for Allah

CIA Director, Mike Pompeo recently stated that “the North Koreans have a long history of being proliferators and sharing their knowledge, their technology, their capabilities around the world.” They are sharing these with Iran, having helped North Korea by providing … Continue reading

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9-11 Memorials of Grief

September 11 is not the day we cry, it is the day we get angry. It is the day we remember who our killers were, how many have been lost, and how little has been done to bring down the … Continue reading

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The Enemy Within: Understanding the McMaster NSC Purge, “Obama Holdovers-Islamic Terrorism-The Iran Deal”

The latest reports say that McMaster has a list of enemies who will be ousted from the NSC. And when that is done, the NSC will be a purely Obama-Bush operation. The consensus will be that the Iran Deal must … Continue reading

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Iran Will Get Its Shi’ite Bomb

Tehran will not cease its efforts to develop its Shi’ite bomb. Until then, a review like the recent compliance certification of its nuclear activity is nothing more than window dressing designed to lull the gullible into a false sense of … Continue reading

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President Trump’s Visit to Poland: Cementing the U.S.-Poland Alliance and Endorsing the Three Seas Initiative

Not surprisingly, following President Trump’s visit to Warsaw, the Polish government declared that it is no longer concerned about the U.S. President’s perceived friendliness with Putin’s Russia. Although none of these facts are likely to affect Trump’s detractors and their … Continue reading

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Out of Afghanistan?

To defeat the Islamists in Afghanistan, we should learn how to divide and rule. We must pursue a number of policies that may seem contradictory. First, we should strengthen the royalists, the republicans, and the nationalists not just at the … Continue reading

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All the Bad Options with North Korea

We should further step up our propaganda war via radio and social media against North Korea and its Chinese master. We should assist with an underground railroad to free North Korean slaves everywhere. Embolden the non-violent freedom fighter. And we … Continue reading

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The Stalinist-style Assault Against White House Aide Sebastian Gorka

What is telling about the fake-news scandal and pearl-clutching about Sebastian Gorka and his Vitézi Rend medal is the timing. He has been teaching, lecturing, and commenting on Jihadism and other threats for a long time, but he was attacked … Continue reading

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Hashtags and Terrorism: A Story from the West

When the heart of Europe was first being hit by terrorism, people were shocked. Now, the shock is subsiding and empty promises of “we will survive” are taking its place. But we as law abiding citizens aren’t doing anything and … Continue reading

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Rebuilding a Navy that Can Go in Harm’s Way

The U.S. Navy has suffered two decades of static, sub-minimal fleet development in a dynamic world of rising threats. The post-Cold war era ended long ago. We are now in another interwar period more akin to the 1930s. But America … Continue reading

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“Peace Through Strength” – the Realist and Reaganesque Essence of Trump’s Grand Strategy

Unlike his predecessor, and like President Reagan, President Trump undoubtedly believes in American exceptionalism and in standing behind our allies. Nevertheless, there is no question that he will pursue American national interests at the expense of universal or globalist visions … Continue reading

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Clinton Inc.’s China Legacy, a Warning to Trump’s Presidency

Year of the Rat, sixteen years later, is still recommended to those who wish to understand how the Executive Branch under the Clintons and Gore through money, power and influence has historically exposed the Democrat political party, and allowed American … Continue reading

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Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts

May this complex situation in Europe, geographically so much closer to Russia, be a case in point? Russian modus operandi is radically different from the Western ideals of transparency and fair play. Open sources of influence alternate with semi-official or clandestine channels, just like in the case of email leaks during the presidential campaign in the U.S. Therefore, when a new American foreign policy is shaped and decisions are taken in 2017, one thing needs to be remembered: A gift needn’t be a token of friendship. Continue reading

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Castro, Obama and the Prisoner’s Dilemma

Cuba, the non-cooperative betraying criminal, received the favorable treatment of being rewarded with U.S. diplomatic relations. And, the accommodatingly silent Obama administration ought to be harshly sentenced in the court of public opinion for its failure to act in the … Continue reading

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Post-Soviet hacking attack: A reminder of hostile cyber-security threats

America’s enemies continue to wage cyberwar against us and are, apparently, getting better at it. If our government is unwilling to fight back and shore up our cyber-defenses, the least it could do is not to make the job of hostile hackers based in Russia, China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, or any other unfriendly state any easier than it already is. Continue reading

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Outfits and Trends of Russia’s Cyber StratCom

It would be misleading to posit that Russia’s propaganda works the same way that strategic messaging in democratic countries does or that the Kremlin’s strategic aim is to influence the public abroad directly. It may not always sway the masses, … Continue reading

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Why Polish Americans Support Trump

I would say that American Poles are painfully realistic because they have been through much more than the average American having been invaded from the East by the Soviet Union and from the West by Nazi Germany. Under Soviet occupation during the Cold War, many have seen much harder times. Accordingly, they decide to support the candidate who seems to be more down to earth with his rhetoric and – for all his faults – more patriotic. Because people of Polish descent know that when it comes to survival, only those who believe in America and American values stand the chance to protect them, also in the international arena Continue reading

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Obama’s Reckless Plan Threatens U.S. Oversight of Internet

The liberal media continue to assert that handing over a function of the Internet will have minor repercussions. That’s because few in the media want to blame President Obama for, once again, damaging U.S. interests in his pursuit of the transformation of America. This is a complicated issue, but after the lies employed to sell the country on the phony Iran deal, and on Obamacare, Congress should block this surrender of U.S. Internet oversight for at least as long as Obama is President. Continue reading

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Boatlift to Chaos

FBI Director James B. Comey, who likely was ordered by higher-ups not to recommend indicting Hillary Clinton, recently warned of the dangers posed by migrants, “At some point, there is going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we’ve never seen before. Not all of the Islamic State killers are going to die on the battlefield.” Continue reading

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Warsaw NATO Summit: One Step Forward, One Step Back

The true paradox of this summit is that the NATO policy moves a step forward and a step back, at the same time. While being truly insightful about the geopolitical threats outside NATO, the final summit document introduces solutions giving non-NATO institutions access to vulnerable information. Meanwhile, Europe is a continent steeped in history that has its own dynamics. It is good to remember that before any cooperation between NATO and EU institutions is tightened. Continue reading

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The NATO Summit and Obama’s Much Ado Over a Polish Court

It is too bad President Obama apparently skipped his constitutional law classes while at Harvard. Firm grounding in the American constitutional tradition would help him understand the complexities of Poland’s struggle against the poisonous legacy of totalitarianism in its court system. Continue reading

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Days of Rage and the War on Police

Militant groups such as Black Lives Matter, the New Black Panthers or Nation of Islam declare war on the police or white people in general and urge the killing of white police officers as oppressors and black officers as “race traitors.” Young white kids declare solidarity with them and vow to fight to end “white privilege.” Continue reading

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Lone Omar and the FBI in Orlando

The American Civil Liberties Union immediately blamed “Christianity” for this horrific murder. Why? It is because Christianity rejects homosexual relations as sinful. Thus, it is allegedly responsible for the massacre in Orlando. ACLU forgot that Judaism is even more stringent on the matter than Christianity. This is as foul an accusation as the disgusting voices (from a preacher in Sacramento, California, to a youth activist in Kazan, the Russian Federation) who rejoice in the slayings of “the sodomites.” The latter are in congruence with the choir in the world of Islam that the gays had it coming. As for the perpetrator, therefore, Omar Mateen is a pure shaheed (martyr) of Allah. Continue reading

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Jihad Attack in Orlando

How many Muslims are jihadists, fellow travelers, or sympathetic is not known, but surveys in many different countries indicate the percentage is disturbingly high. Continue reading

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Russia’s Opposition to U.S. Missile Defense in Romania

Moscow’s disinformation campaign is a form of psychological warfare intended to influence Romanian public opinion and ultimately government policy. Such PSYOPS are targeted squarely at Romania’s membership in NATO and the European Union, intertwining the factual with the fabricated, hoping to cause great anxiety among the populace. The narrative goes something like this: The West won the Cold War with the sacrifices of the East European patriots and nationalists. The God-fearing nationalists, however, were excluded from sharing in the fruits of the victory. Instead, the Godless internationalists are preferred by America and the West. In this way, Russia is trying now to turn the tables and attract those who perceive themselves abandoned by the West. Continue reading

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Father Daniel Berrigan: May His Soul Rest in Peace

Fr. Dan Berrigan represented in a dramatic way the transformation of the Jesuit religious order from one which was known as a staunch defender of the Catholic faith (the Jesuits were called the “Soldiers of Christ”) to one in which “social justice” became the central theme of the Jesuit hierarchy. Daniel Berrigan simply took that modern vision of the Order to its logical extreme. Pope John Paul II was not a fan of the direction the Jesuit order had taken, nor of the liberation theologians who sought to fuse Christianity with Communism, or the social justice “warriors” like Dan Berrigan. Ironically, at the end of his life, Daniel Berrigan finally may have found a pope as an ally in his fellow Jesuit Pope Francis who seems to share many of Fr. Berrigan’s views on social justice issues, and even has Jeffrey Sachs as an advisor. Continue reading

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Reversing the 1683 Siege of Vienna

On September 11 – the anniversary of the worst attack on America – in 1683, when the decisive stage of the battle of Vienna began over three-hundred years ago, the Muslim Ottoman siege was lifted and Islam was turned away from conquering more of Christian Europe. Today, Islam’s Hijrah is on the march and has returned to Europe, indeed, even invited in by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and seems about to reverse the Ottoman setback at Vienna during the late 17th Century, a third of a millennia ago. But, this time, there may not be a Polish King like Jan III Sobieski to save Germany. Continue reading

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NATO Centres of Excellence: A Security Threat?

It is essential for the American public to understand that post-Soviet countries still struggle with their past. Their new military or civilian structures may be filled with people whose allegiance is unclear. Those dubious connections may pose a serious security threat to the entire NATO structure. This existential threat needs to be properly understood and taken into account when evaluating the actions of the newly elected Polish government and the radical changes it introduces. Those changes have justification that can be easily investigated. However, they require thorough and fair media reporting, including a better understanding of the reality in post-Soviet countries. Otherwise, we run the risk of NATO infiltration by foreign intelligence services. Continue reading

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Understanding the Caliphate Curve

What ISIS accomplishes by brute force, the Muslim Brotherhood does by setting up networks of front groups. Both ISIS and the Brotherhood control large Muslim populations. ISIS conquers populations in failed states. The Muslim Brotherhood, however, exercises control over populations in the cities of the West. We could bomb Raqqa, but can we bomb Dearborn, Jersey City or Irvine? Continue reading

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The Distance between East and West

The core of the problem is that some of the minorities hold the belief that Western women are sexually loose and are easy to seduce. This way of thinking was expressed by a former Muslim Mufti of Australia, Sheik Tag El Din Al Helaly. Al Helaly once said that women who don’t wear the head scarf, hijab, become like uncovered meat and bring upon themselves the consequences of being attacked. Continue reading

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Conservatism Isn’t Dead

A small government, hard power, anti-crime, nationalist and traditionalist conservatism can succeed. It has succeeded in this election, insofar as the leading candidates have adopted it, with varying degrees of sincerity. If conservatism is to be relevant, it is going … Continue reading

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Is Turkey a Reliable NATO Ally?

Entrusted with NATO secrets and called upon to help, if the situation should warrant, Turkey’s current trajectory might, in fact, transform its trusted ally status into something completely different, something which might necessitate a rethinking of NATO’s strategy altogether, something which, in the end, might not even be called an ally. Continue reading

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Trump and 9/11: Seen or Unseen, There Are Those Who Want to See America Fall

Trump’s memory may well be wrong on details of what he saw or heard on television news reports over 14 years ago. That is the flaw in Trump’s extemporaneous style. But his larger point, that there are among us people who hate America and want to see it fall, is indisputably true and should remind us to be on our guard at all times against their actions and influence. Continue reading

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The Paris-San Bernardino Terrorist Attacks and the Battle for Western Civilization

Whether solutions point in the direction of stemming the migrant flow through new policies, securing the EU borders, reinstating passports and border checks for each Schengen nation, or witnessing countries taking this issue into their own hands, one thing is certain: peace and unity cannot be maintained if the situation goes unchanged. The recent Islamist attacks on Paris and San Bernardino are pivotal moments for the future of Western civilization, which now hangs in the balance. Continue reading

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Obama’s Work Place Violence Scenario is Getting Old, While Americans are Still Dying at the Hands of Islamic Terrorists

When the Redlands Tea Party Patriots objected to the resettling of Syrian Muslim migrants in their community, CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations accused them of “paranoia and phobia rooted in a combination of ignorance and bigotry.” San Bernardino is home to what is described as a “growing Muslim population” and that growth comes with terrifying growing pains. Among American cities across the nation, San Bernardino is not alone. Continue reading

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Cyber Statecraft: Developing a Strategy for Cybersecurity

Instead of waiting for the state to act, a bottom-up army of cyber warriors should be created. They should stand side-by-side with the marching National Guard and paramilitary organizations. If the government can’t protect us from cyber aggression by China, Russia, and others, including non-state agents – as evidenced most recently by the theft of over 20 million classified files by Beijing’s hackers – a U.S. cyber militia and a cyber tea party should rally to the rescue. Continue reading

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P5+1 Iran Deal Reduces American Influence

The United States and Iran are not morally equivalent; we do not share the same creed, vision for the world, or idea of liberty and justice. The U.S. initiates violence only to defend the lives of its citizens or liberate people from tyranny. Tehran’s theocracy initiates violence to further expand its reach with an end goal of establishing a global caliphate under the banner of radical Shia Islam. The U.S. is a liberating force, while the Islamic Republic of Iran is a conquering one. Continue reading

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Terror Immigration to America Must Stop

The United States of America faces a simple choice. We can fill our towns and cities with populations from terror zones and then act surprised when they kill us, or we can shut the doors on them. The Americans they murdered would be alive today if we had a pro-American immigration policy. We can end the bombings and the shootings. We can get rid of the TSA and the NSA. All we need is an immigration policy that puts the safety and security of Americans first. Continue reading

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The Iran-Cuba-Venezuela Nexus and the Castro Regime’s Continuous Support for Terrorism

In an attempt to obtain unilateral concession from the U.S., General Raul Castro’s regime has toned down some of the violent anti-U.S. propaganda of older brother Fidel. Yet, his commitments to and interrelationships with anti-American terrorist groups have not disappeared.

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Real War is Back

The scale of warfare in the 21st century is again evolving upward after the relative calm of the immediate post-Cold War period. This is the pattern of history. U.S. policy-makers need to understand this evolution and adapt national strategy accordingly.

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Obama’s Moral Equivalence Nonsense

“And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.” – President Barack Hussein Obama

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Russia, NATO and the New Ukrainian Defense Policy

Ukraine is a struggling country caught between Russia and the European Union. Historically, the country has been associated for a long time with Moscow and its culture is split between the Russian-dominated East and the European-dominated West.

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A Christian Woman Stands Against the Enemy Within

“Jesus Christ died on that cross. He is the reason we are to worship only Him. Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior,” Christine Weick declared at the Washington National Cathedral. “We have built …allowed you your mosques in this country…”

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Not to Worry Folks, Ron Klain is in Charge of Ebola Damage Control

The public outcry over the Obama administration’s handling of Ebola landing in America and infecting health care workers in Dallas, Texas temporarily aroused the President from his habitual “leading from behind” way of doing governing.

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The Obama Administration’s Mishandling of the Ebola Threat

As the Ebola outbreak reeks havoc around the world it also threatens the U.S. In the face of such a dangerous disease, it is only natural that American citizens should be afraid for their safety and would want to know what exactly the Obama administration is doing to keep them safe.

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Obama’s New, International Military

Obama’s efforts to accommodate illegal immigrants have invited a torrent of illegal-immigrant youth to stream north to the U.S. border. A much quieter revolution has taken place inside the Pentagon. The president and his administration now will begin placing teenage illegal immigrants in America’s military and under arms.

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The Cold War Museum at Vint Hill Farms

The end of the Cold War in 1991, an event often heralded as an ideological victory for anti-communists and conservatives, brought about numerous calls for the creation of official landmarks, museums, and monuments as commemoration of this juncture in not only U.S. history, but global history as well. From Berlin to California, independent groups and various governmental entities designated sites to enable present and future generations to remember the events that for almost half a century shaped the nature of global conflicts.

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Support Your Local Police, MRAPs and All

Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri knows his constituency. Though considered a moderate within Democratic circles, he knows he must look leftward given rumors that he could be a 2016 vice-presidential pick. So he proclaimed a “light hand” in his response to the mob violence in Ferguson.

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Bergdahl’s Betrayal

Bowe Bergdahl’s action of disserting his post in the middle of the night in a very dangerous and hostile Afghan outpost certainly betrayed the rest of the soldiers in his unit.

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Benghazi Scandal Worse than Watergate

Watergate was a political burglary gone wrong that was not authorized by the president, while Benghazi was an unacknowledged deadly terrorist attack resulting in multiple deaths. Both scandals involved U.S. presidential election campaigns, Nixon, of Watergate fame, during his 1972 reelection against Democratic candidate George McGovern.

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Ukraine and U.S. Natural Gas Exports: Right Policy, Right Now

For perhaps the first time since the 2010 election inaugurated divided control of Capitol Hill, there was actual excitement about energy legislation as the House took up a bill to expedite the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG). It’s not that the House hasn’t passed dozens of bills to encourage domestic oil and gas production, or discipline extralegal rulemakings by the EPA – it surely has. Rather, it’s been the automatic DOA status of these measures in the Senate that’s made the movie seem old and predictable. Well, that may be changing.

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Conservatives Must Insure Capitalism Serves the Nation

The group National Foreign Trade Council has opposed all sanctions on Iran from the start of the nuclear crisis. Iran has oil money and NFTC members want to do business with the regime regardless of any other consideration.

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China’s New Air Defense Zone is a Sign of Much Larger Ambitions

On November 23, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) announced the establishment of an East China Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) and demanded that all aircraft entering or transiting the zone file flight plans with Beijing. China then deployed fighters to patrol the zone; threatening military action against anyone who did not acknowledge it’s authority in what is otherwise considered international…

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Journalists in the Service of Reds: Engineers of Human Souls

In the United States, we metaphorically abide by the double-edged sword. While America is a haven for those who seek freedom from repressive regimes, we simultaneously provide a forum for supporters of those regimes. Stephen Kimber, an award winning journalist and currently a professor of journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax, represents the latter.

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Goodbye Columbus, Goodbye America

Columbus may have outfoxed the Spanish court and his rivals, but he is falling victim to the court of political correctness. The explorer who discovered America has become controversial because the very idea of America has become controversial.

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Excluding the American People from Trade Negotiations

The government shutdown caused President Barack Obama to cancel his trip to the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) meeting in Bali, Indonesia this week. Secretary of State John Kerry led the delegation instead. Bali is one of the most opulent resort areas in the world. On the sidelines of the conference, there were discussions between Administration officials with their opposite numbers from the other 11 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations.

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Congressman Steve Stockman: Justice Department cannot be involved in Benghazi investigation

WASHINGTON — “Having an independent investigation on Benghazi means not having the Justice Department interfering in any way” declared Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX), in an exclusive interview with SFPPR News & Analysis. Stockman has joined a growing list of Republicans calling for an independent, bi-partisan Special Select Committee to investigate the remaining questions surrounding the terrorist attack of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya. He elaborated on his position saying “you cannot have people that may be involved in a cover-up also investigating that cover-up.”

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World Summit on Counter-Terrorism

HERZLIYA, Israel – The 13th annual World Summit on Counter-Terrorism ran Sunday through Wednesday, September 8-11, and was hosted by the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. Sponsored by the IDC’s International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) founded in 1996 by Dr. Boaz Ganor, the Summit is now a must event for the growing counter-terrorism community. The Summit is held the week of 9/11 to commemorate the victims of the biggest terrorist atrocity ever to occur and marks the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York by Islamist terrorists.

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Obama’s Red Line: A Different Perspective

As I stood on the beautiful Mediterranean coast last Thursday, my calm was suddenly disrupted by the screeching sound of an Israeli jet fighter. Due to Israel’s miniscule size this is nothing unusual. It is virtually impossible for citizens and tourists to not encounter some aspect of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) during the course of an ordinary day. Security is understandably tight but Thursday was different.

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Congressman Wolf: ‘Benghazi Four’ State Department Employees Still Being “Intimidated”

In spite of being allowed to return back to their positions, the ‘Benghazi Four’ are still being “intimidated” by the federal government according to Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va.). “They should be allowed to speak the truth, but they’re not” Congressman Wolf told this reporter in an exclusive interview with SFPPR News & Analysis while remarking on how the four State Department employees were forced to sign a “non-disclosure agreement,” whereby they will not reveal what happened at the Benghazi annex on September 11, 2012.

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America’s Merchant Marine in peril

President Obama’s sequester brain child became Danny Werfel’s responsibility to parcel out budget cuts among the federal agencies. As controller of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Werfel has been until recently what could be called the CFO for the United States of America.

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Boston Bombings: The Russian Question

It appears the Boston perpetrators, Tamerlan and his younger brother Johar (Dzhohar) Tsarnaev, were homegrown, Internet empowered jihadists. But Russia’s part in the deadly game remains murky.

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Radicalization in America

Terrorist attacks like the Boston Marathon bombing can occur anywhere. In the interest of their own preservation, Americans must wake up, get their heads out of the sand and be sufficiently alarmed at the calm, controlled, cold bloodedness of murderers such as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Never forget how he returned to school and mingled after committing such an atrocity.

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Jihad in Boston: Refusing to be terrorized

Two out of three governments agree that dealing with terrorism is all about having the right attitude. That, “Yes, we’ve been bombed, but we’re ready to pick ourselves up and get on with our lives without drawing any conclusions from what happened” attitude that politicians patriotically advocate as soon as the carnage is over.

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TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline: Under Cover of Darkness

We still don’t know the answer to that question, but a critical segment of the Keystone XL Pipeline is mighty close to conclusion. The map segment referred to as the “Gulf Coast Project” is nearly complete, as a finite pipeline capable of carrying Canadian oil sands from Hardisty, Alberta to Nederland, Texas.

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The Spread of “Red October:” A Kremlin counter-intelligence virus?

This just in from Kaspersky Lab: Over 300 computers in 39 countries, most notably Russia, were infected with a spy virus dubbed “Red October,” the month of its discovery last year.

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In Your Face: Obama’s Nomination of Hagel to head Defense

In March 2012, President Barack Obama told then Russian President Dimitri Medvedev, which was unexpectedly picked up by an open mike: “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility” And Medvedev responded, in English, “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.” Obama was then referring to slicing our missile defense capability to the bone, but today his “flexibility” is on display with his in-your-face nomination of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel to become the next Secretary of Defense.

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West Point Terrorism Report Condemns Conservatives

The cover page of a controversial new report issued by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point portrays a solemn blue photo of empty chairs in Oklahoma City stating: “‘Field of Empty Chairs’ is part of the Oklahoma City National Memorial which commemorates the victims killed in the 1995 attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.”

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Cuba behind the wheel: Fulton Armstrong & Co.

The infiltration and manipulation of United States intelligence and policy circles by Communist dictatorships has a long, tangled and often embarrassing history.

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Appeasement: Allah Akbar and Ho Ho Ho

In 1997, Mohammed T. Mehdi, the head of the Arab-American Committee and the National Council on Islamic Affairs, lobbied to have a crescent and star go up at the World Trade Center during the holiday season.

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Army of the Lost

Robert D. Kaplan (Global Affairs, Stratfor), widely acclaimed military analyst wrote on October 31: “… cuts in the defense budget under the Obama administration concern the eclipse of the U.S. Army. For the first time in American history, soldiers have become a devalued species…”

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Anti-American Savages of the Post-American World

The past week has shown us what a Post-American world looks like and it isn’t a batch of treaties that lead to men and women from around the world meeting to decide how to feed the hungry, clothed the naked and take everyone’s guns away to banish violence from the world.

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A Bloodless Victory: Obama’s Clean War in Libya

Obama’s clean war in Libya, the one that was won by lying to the UN and then dropping bombs and flying away while ragged bands of fighters whittled away what was left of the decrepit Libyan military, doesn’t look so clean anymore.

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