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Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Frank J. Gaffney Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (, a columnist for The Washington Times and host of Secure Freedom Radio, heard in Washington weeknights at 9 p.m. on 1260 AM.

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Protecting the U.S. electrical grid illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

North Korea's Super Bowl show

North Korea observed the fiftieth Super Bowl by orbiting a satellite over the stadium shortly after the last quarter ended. Published February 9, 2016

This July 27, 2014 photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows Tashfeen Malik, left, and Syed Farook, as they passed through O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. The husband and wife died on Dec. 2, 2015, in a gun battle with authorities several hours after their assault on a gathering of Farook's colleagues in San Bernardino, Calif. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP, File)

It's not terrorism, it's jihad

Attorney General Loretta Lynch says there's no evidence that either of the San Bernardino shooters had ties to terrorist organizations. Unfortunately, such assurances miss the point and are deeply misleading. Published December 9, 2015

Egyptian Al-Azhar students wait for Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the pre-eminent institute of Islamic learning in the Sunni Muslim world, to deliver a speech to university students and clerics, at Cairo University, Egypt, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

ISIS 'destructive ideology' is shariah

Sunday night, President Obama called on the nation to defeat the Islamic State's "destructive ideology." To do so, we must be honest about that ideology - and all its adherents. Published December 7, 2015

Farhan Khan, left, brother-in-law of one of the suspects involved in a shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., is held by Hussam Ayloush, executive director of Council on American-Islamic Relations, during a news conference at the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, in Anaheim, Calif. Multiple attackers opened fire on a banquet at a social services center for the disabled in San Bernardino on Wednesday, killing multiple people and sending police on a manhunt for suspects. (Matt Masin/The Orange County Register via AP) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

It sure quacks like jihad

Are you puzzled by what's being said about the murderous attack Wednesday in San Bernandino by reporters, officials and so-called "experts?" Published December 3, 2015

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference at the IMF in Washington, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, to announce the Chinese yuan will join a basket of the world's leading currencies.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

China's reserve currency will threaten ours

Monday may be remembered as when our economic well-being and national security began changing forever. That's because the International Monetary Fund for the first time included the Chinese yuan among the world's reserve currencies. It even treated China's money as more valuable than that of Japan and the United Kingdom. Published December 1, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama gestures to journalists following a news conference at the end of the G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. The Paris terror attacks have sparked widespread calls from congressional Republicans to end or limit U.S. refugee admissions from Syria, with some threatening to use critical spending legislation as leverage weeks from a must-pass deadline. That could allow Republicans to block Obama's goal of bringing 10,000 more Syrian refugees to the U.S. during this budget year.  (Anadolu Agency via AP, Pool)

No more jihadist 'refugees'

There may yet be hope for our Republic. Barack Obama's imperial ship of state seems to have hit a perfect political storm, and he just may be forced to make a course correction. Published November 17, 2015

Jihad is the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood way

Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart have introduced legislation to have the Muslim Brotherhood officially designated by the U.S. government as what it is: a foreign terrorist organization. Published November 6, 2015

Protecting the U.S. electrical grid illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Breakthrough on securing the grid?

It's long been apparent that the United States faces an existential threat arising from the complete dependency of its people, economy and security on an electric grid that is not resilient. To date, however, little-to-nothing has been done to remedy that situation - even as jihadist and other threats to the grid are proliferating. Published October 29, 2015

President Barack Obama vetoes the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The president vetoed the sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill, citing objections over how the measure is funded. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Override Obama's dangerous veto

The president vetoed on Thursday the annual legislation used to authorize defense programs and the pay and benefits for our troops. Unfortunately, this is but the latest manifestation of the Obama Doctrine that emboldens our enemies, undermines our friends and diminishes our country. Published October 23, 2015

In this Jan. 23, 2013 photo, then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pounds her fist as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders involved in the U.S. response to the Benghazi attacks suggests that the perpetrators of a second, dawn attack on a CIA complex probably were different from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the evening before and set it ablaze, killing Ambassador Chris Stevens and another American. The second attack, which killed two security contractors, showed clear military training, retired Gen. Carter Ham told Congress in closed-door testimony. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Just the truth, Mrs. Clinton

An objective observer would have to conclude that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and her partisans have obstructed justice from the moment jihadists attacked U.S. facilities in Benghazi, killing four Americans in September 2012. Published October 21, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks as he heads a meeting of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights at the Alexadrovsky Hall in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Yuri Kochetkov/Pool photo via AP)

Don't reward Russo-Iranian aggression in Syria

One might have been forgiven for thinking that the negative effects of President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran would take some time to begin manifesting themselves in the Middle East. Published October 1, 2015

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., left, looks on as Vice President Joe Biden discusses the Iran nuclear deal with Jewish community leaders at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie, Fla. on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Exploring a presidential campaign, Biden offered a robust defense of a nuclear accord with Iran strongly backed by the White House in the latest sign of his work to present himself as a natural heir to President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

Assuring the Obama-Iran 'victory' is a pyrrhic one

Republicans' deficient leadership in Congress has President Obama poised to foist on all of us a nightmarish nuclear deal with Iran with the votes of only a small, partisan minority in the U.S. Senate. Published September 3, 2015

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is among the Florida Democrats rebelling against the CFPB's proposed "one-size-fits-all" policy that will limit consumer choice in loans. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Democratic Party leadership a no-show on Obamabomb

President Obama's effort to foist on America his appalling nuclear agreement with Iran -- with the support of only a minority of congressional Democrats who put partisan loyalty ahead of national interests -- hit another speed bump Saturday. Published August 31, 2015

Illustration on the Obama/Iran nuclear arms deal by Paul Tong/Tribune Content Agency

Latest fraud on the Obamabomb deal

It's been apparent for some time that the Obama administration will say anything to implement its disastrous nuclear deal with Iran. Published August 26, 2015

This March 4, 2015, file photo shows Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. talking about his future and the agenda of the Democrats who are now in the minority, during an interview in Washington. Reid says he's throwing his full support behind President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran. In a message on his Twitter account, the Nevada senator said Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, he strongly supports "the historic agreement with Iran and will do everything in my power to ensure that it stands." Reid was wearing special glasses as part of his recovery from injuries suffered in a violent exercise accident in January.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Harry Reid endorses Obamabomb

Senate votes the Iran deal would be on procedural motions, not the substance, making accountability more difficult. Published August 24, 2015