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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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Armenian people living in Switzerland attend a rally to commemorate victims of the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Turks hundred years ago, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Bern, Switzerland. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)

It was and is jihadist genocide

One hundred years ago today, jihad was unleashed on the Armenian and other Christians of the Ottoman Empire. By some estimates, as many as 1.5 million people were murdered. Published April 24, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., answers a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Republican and Democratic lawmakers talked about putting the final touches on a human trafficking bill, and turning their attention to Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch. From left are, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., McConnell, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Congress must stop enabling Obama's imperial overreach

Republicans arguably owe their majorities in Congress today to voters' fury last fall with Barack Obama's presidential – and increasingly anti-Constitutional and even imperial – overreach. Published April 22, 2015

In this Wednesday, April 15, 2015 image released by the U.S. Navy, a shooter launches an F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 11, off the flight deck aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Fifth Fleet area of operations. he U.S. Navy has dispatched USS Theodore Roosevelt toward the waters off Yemen to join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to Houthi rebels, U.S. officials said on Monday. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anna Van Nuys/U.S. Navy Media Content Services via AP)

Dump this Iran deal

If you thought the magnitude of Team Obama's abject capitulation to Iran on the latter's nuclear weapons program could not be exceeded, think again. Published April 21, 2015

A 'hostile' culture is leading Christians to leave the U.S. armed forces, The Washington Times reported. (Associated Press)

Mr. Obama, stop breaking our military

When Barack Obama first declared that he intended to "fundamentally transform the United States of America," most of us had no idea what he intended, let alone the breadth and implications of those transformative changes. Published April 17, 2015

In this Dec. 1, 2008, file photo, then-President-elect Barack Obama, left, stands with then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., after announcing that she is his choice as Secretary of State during a news conference in Chicago. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Hillary's disastrous foreign policy legacy

Hillary Clinton is running for president, in no small measure on the basis of her accomplishments as secretary of State. The trouble is, there's not much there there. Published April 13, 2015

President Barack Obama looks down at his notes during a bilateral meeting with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller at the Jamaica House, Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Kingston, Jamaica. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

No blank check for Obama on trade

Next week, an institution once revered as "the world's greatest deliberative body" will be asked to foreclose its ability to have meaningful deliberations about what will, predictably, be a deeply flawed international trade treaty. Published April 9, 2015

The Barry University student who was suspended after recording an undercover video for James O'Keefe's Project Veritas has reportedly been named in a criminal complaint. (YouTube/Project Veritas)

Barry U punishes opponent of campus jihad club

James O'Keefe is an intrepid investigative reporter whose undercover videos have repeatedly exposed outrageous behavior – often forcing corrective actions. Published April 7, 2015

White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Earnest answered questions about Iran and the various conflicts in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The lethal Iran deal Obama is piloting

The nightmarish story of a pilot locked alone in a cockpit and deliberately killing himself and his passengers by crashing his plane has just been seared into our consciousness. Published March 31, 2015

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Jeh Johnson's malfeasance

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared Monday that "reading the Quran" reminds him of "quintessential American values." The Muslim Brotherhood-aligned influence operation he addressed was pleased. The rest of us should be alarmed. Published March 25, 2015

Amina Hassan, left, 11, of Grand Prairie, and Ayefa Klair, 10 of Irving, are faced with anti-Muslim protesters at the Texas Muslim Capitol Day in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Hundreds of Muslims from around Texas gathered for the Council on American-Islamic Relations rally and to talk to their representatives about legislation that's important to them.  (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)

Thank you, Texas Mayor Van Duyne

A problem for states across the country became a public policy controversy in Irving, Texas, last week. Published March 24, 2015

Illustration on Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaking at Yale by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Ayaan Hirsi Ali for CIA director

Sunday saw two sharply differing views of the jihadist enemy we are facing. One was offered by a man who is supposed to know about such things; the other by a woman who surely does. Published March 23, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin and singer Larisa Dolina sing the national anthem at a rally marking the one year anniversary of annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, outside the Kremlin in  Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Speaking to tens of thousands of supporters just outside the Kremlin walls, President Vladimir Putin has described Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as a move to protect ethnic Russians and regain the nation's "historic roots." (AP Photo/Maxim Shipenkov, Pool)

Cold War 2.0

The new Cold War with Russia has just gotten considerably colder, literally. Published March 19, 2015

Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican, is among 46 other senators who warned that any agreement the Obama administration strikes with Iran to limit Tehran's nuclear program may be short-lived unless Congress approves the deal. In an open letter to Iranian leaders, Cotton and 46 other Republicans said that without congressional approval, any deal between Iran and the U.S. would be merely an agreement between President Obama and Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

Sen. Cotton is right on Obama's disastrous diplomacy

Sen. Tom Cotton made a very trenchant point on Sunday in response to the endless criticism Team Obama and its friends in Iran – and elsewhere – have been heaping on him and 46 other senators. Published March 16, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the reporters at United Nations headquarters on March 10, 2015. The Associated Press filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton's congenital lying

The late New York Times columnist William Safire once called Hillary Clinton "a congenital liar." Her press conference Tuesday about the Emailgate scandal illustrated how we can tell when she's lying: Her lips are moving. Published March 11, 2015