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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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Cuban leader Fidel Castro, left, and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev hug at the United Nations in late 1960. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

A hostile NSA on steroids in Cuba

During the Cold War, the Kremlin operated a sophisticated signals intelligence-collection facility at Lourdes, Cuba. It enabled the KGB to eavesdrop on government, military, commercial and private communications in much of the eastern United States. Published July 13, 2015

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Ash Carter take their seats as they arrive at the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 7, about Counter-ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) Strategy. Carter and Dempsey face questions from members of the Senate panel about President Barack Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Gen. Dempsey, Joint Chiefs chair, 'getting short' and candid

As military folks' remaining time in uniform winds down, they sometimes speak frankly to a degree that someone still hoping for promotion would never dream of doing. This newfound willingness to speak truth to power is known as "getting short." Published July 8, 2015

Illustration on Obama's shortcomings as Commander-in-Chief by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A jihadist by any other (ISIS or ISIL) name

A heartening sign in the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign is that most of the Republican contenders have embraced an indisputable truth largely ignored since 9/11 by administrations of both parties. Published July 6, 2015

The Russian Vice Consul to New York, Vage Engibarian, second left, speaks at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, Friday, Oct. 4, 2002. The museum commemorated the 45th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik. Looking on left is Paul Dickson, author of "Sputnik, The Shock of the Century", and Vincent Suozzi, right, former mayor of Glen Cove, NY. A model of Sputnik is in the foreground. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey)

Sputnik 2.0: hypersonic threats

In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first satellite, stealing a frightening technological march on the United States. Published June 30, 2015

In this Saturday, June 13, 2015 file photo, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference on the second anniversary of his election in Tehran, Iran. A picture of the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hangs on the wall. Should the talks over Iran's nuclear program collapse, the alternatives are not appealing: The war option that the United States has kept on the table has few fans, and the world does not seem willing to truly bring Iran to its knees by shutting off the flow of capital and goods. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Stop empowering Iran's 'Death to America'

Evidently, President Obama has yet to capitulate enough on his nuclear negotiations with Iran to suit the mullahs. So, the deal won't be done by his deadline tomorrow. Published June 29, 2015

In this photo released on Feb. 10, 2015 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, two Syrian citizens, right, sit in the office of an inheritance judge of Islamic State group, in the town of al-Tabqa in Raqqa City, Syria. (Militant website via AP)

Islamic supremacists live here, too

A new poll of American Muslims suggests that astonishing numbers of them here at home are problematic, too. Published June 25, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, shoots a Smith & Wesson M&P15 at the CrossRoads Shooting Sports, Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Johnston, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Two cheers for Ted Cruz

Two cheers for Ted Cruz. The Texas senator did yesterday something all-too-rare in Washington: He corrected a mistake. Published June 24, 2015

Dialogue of the deaf with China

Hundreds of Chinese officials are in Washington for something called the Strategic and Economic Dialogue. It appears to be a dialogue of the deaf. Published June 23, 2015

Illustration on Obama's fantasist thinking on a nuclear Iran by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Stop the appalling Iran negotiations

Two things have been certain ever since President Obama announced with much fanfare his "framework nuclear agreement" with Iran last April. Published June 17, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 11, 2015. House Republican leaders are preparing a two-day debate and showdown vote Friday on President Barack Obama's trade agenda, despite heavy Democratic opposition.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Just say no to fast-track trade for Obama

The House Republican leadership evidently thinks it can surrender what little is left of Congress' constitutional authority to President Obama. Published June 11, 2015

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 file photo, the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, known by the Jews as the Temple Mount, is seen in Jerusalem's Old City. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

Jerusalem is Israel's capital

The U.S. Supreme Court did it again. For the second time in six days, it bowed to Islamists at the expense of American rights and/or interests. Published June 9, 2015

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Congress must not let Iran sanctions expire

Give the devil his due. For a lame duck president, Barack Obama is making huge progress on his declared purpose of fundamentally transforming America. Published June 4, 2015

President Barack Obama pauses during an event with Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative fellows, Monday, June 1, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The world disrespects Obama

President Obama on Monday offered an insight into his legendary self-absorption and narcissism. Published June 2, 2015

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

An appeal to Obama to secure the grid

Last week, more than 30 prominent national security practitioners - including influential former legislators and military leaders - urged President Obama to address what is indisputably the most acute danger facing our country today. Published May 20, 2015

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef after meeting with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders at Camp David in Maryland, Thursday, May 14, 2015. Obama and the leaders from six Gulf nations are trying to work through tensions sparked by the U.S. bid for a nuclear deal with Iran, a pursuit that has put regional partners on edge. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama's provocative unreliability

President Obama held a summit on Thursday with what he would call the "JV team" of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Published May 15, 2015

Tipping point on emasculating the Senate

Perhaps the imperative of checking Barack Obama's overreach has hit a tipping point when nearly every Senate Democrat objected Tuesday to giving him a blank check to negotiate trade deals. Published May 13, 2015

Walter Duranty, New York Times correspondent, center, at a luncheon given in his honor by the Association of Foreign Press Correspondents at the Hotel Lombardy in New York, April 16, 1936.  At left is Kenneth Durant, representative of TASS, Soviet news agency, and at right is A. Bernard Moloney, of Reuters, president of the association. (AP Photo/John Rooney)

Walter Duranty 2.0

In the 1930s, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times correspondent named Walter Duranty misled his readers about the true, horrific nature of Soviet communism. Published May 11, 2015