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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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GAFFNEY: Banking on America

A perfect storm is brewing - one that threatens to devastate what's left of America's military and its associated industrial base. This would be a bad outcome under the best of circumstances. Published July 9, 2013

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: A Gettysburg for Republicans

This week's anniversary of the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Gettysburg is a reminder of the horrific costs of war — and of the dangers of not being prepared to wage and win such conflicts when they arise. Published July 2, 2013

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GAFFNEY: Doing something about space weather

A wit once observed a persistent truth: "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." That has been especially the case with respect to "space weather" - a phenomenon associated with intense solar activity, known by scientists as coronal mass ejections and popularly as solar flares. Published June 18, 2013

Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Crossing the line on metadata

The revelation that the super-secret National Security Agency (NSA) has been vacuuming up so-called "metadata" from foreign and American communications has lots of us in a full-scale flail. Published June 11, 2013

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, arrives for a vote at the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday, May 6, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GAFFNEY: Amending a dangerous immigration plan

Democratic Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York confidently predicts that at least 70 members of the U.S. Senate are going to vote for the so-called comprehensive immigration-reform bill proposed by his "Gang of Eight." Published June 4, 2013

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GAFFNEY: Obama's surrender

The White House billed last week's address by President Obama as a major foreign policy address. Indeed, it was. Published May 29, 2013

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GAFFNEY: The night that all the lights go out

In 1987, Ronald Reagan mused that if the world were about to be devastated by an alien force - perhaps a collision with a large asteroid - peoples of all nations, ideological persuasions and political parties would come together to save the planet and our civilization. Published May 21, 2013

Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Moment of truth on Benghazi

The dam seems to be breaking on the nearly eight-month-long cover-up concerning the deadly jihadist attack on Americans and their facilities in Benghazi, Libya. Published May 7, 2013

President Barack Obama attends the memorial for firefighters killed at the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Thursday, April 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

GAFFNEY: Whose side is Obama on?

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, the investigation into its perpetrators has been marred by a series of bizarre and even alarming actions by President Obama and his administration. Unfortunately, these increasingly suggest a pattern that is at odds with our national and homeland security. Published April 30, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Connecting the dots to danger

The dramatic events in Boston last week have given rise to what President Obama would call a "teachable moment." The question is, will we "connect the dots"? More to the point, will our leaders, the media and the rest of us have the intellectual integrity and courage to learn the evident lessons? Published April 23, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Kim's tantrums collect big rewards

Secretary of State John F. Kerry spent the weekend showing what predictably comes of the North Koreans behaving badly: China benefits. Unfortunately, this is not the only example of the Obama administration's cravenness in the face of misbehavior on the part of Beijing or its proxies. Call it Team Obama's China Syndrome. Published April 16, 2013

Illustration Benghazi Questions by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: The warriors' call to account

It has been nearly eight months since jihadists attacked U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed, and many more were badly injured. That is pretty much all we know for sure about an incident that has let's face it been subjected to the most comprehensive and successful cover-up in modern political history. Published April 9, 2013

Illustration Nuclear Briefcase by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: 'No nukes' could beget nuclear war

Tensions are escalating by the day on the Korean Peninsula. North Korea has declared that it is in a state of war with its neighbor to the south, and its untested young despot, Kim Jong-un, has been photographed meeting with his generals flanked by charts showing the trajectory of missiles aimed at U.S. targets. Published April 2, 2013

GAFFNEY: The Perez Test

"The president shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States. " -- Article II, U.S. Constitution Published March 26, 2013

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Unsung hero of the Cold War

There's a certain historic symmetry that we mark the 30th anniversary of President Reagan's historic unveiling of his Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) within days of the passing of a man who played a central role in inspiring it. Published March 19, 2013

Illustration Benghazi by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Unanswered questions about Benghazi

After Iraq was liberated from Saddam Hussein's despotic misrule, critics denounced the then-incumbent president with the charge that "Bush lied, people died." Published March 12, 2013

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GAFFNEY: Putting politics over public safety

An ominous pattern has been developing, particularly of late: The Obama administration seems determined to subordinate public safety to political expediency. If a course-correction is not effected promptly, the result is predictable. Americans will be needlessly harmed and, perhaps, killed. Published March 5, 2013

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: How Muslim proselytizing creeps into public schools

The Loudoun County School Board is reaching the denouement of a multiyear deliberation about an application for a charter school that has strong ties to Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish Islamist. His followers have already started some 135 American charter schools. Published February 19, 2013