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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: 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

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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

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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

Illustration Muslim Hope by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Obama's 'friends of Hamas'?

Last week, 25 Republican senators wrote a letter to a former member of their caucus and the man President Obama wants to lead the Defense Department, demanding full disclosure of his financial dealings. To date, Sen. Chuck Hagel has demonstrated afresh his contempt for the legislature by declining to do so. Published February 12, 2013

John Brennan (Associated Press)

GAFFNEY: A see-no-jihadist for the CIA

On her way out the door, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the unspeakable, literally. Until last month, when she repeatedly warned in congressional testimony concerning the Benghazi debacle that we confront a "global jihadist threat," the Obama administration did not allow the use of the words jihad and threat in the same sentence. Published February 5, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Chuck Hagel's easy contempt for the U.S. Senate

In the run-up to the Senate Armed Services Committee's hearing Thursday on Chuck Hagel's fitness to become the next secretary of defense, its members have been treated to the spectacle of the nominee spinning like a prima ballerina. Published January 29, 2013

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify before Congress about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, before she steps down. (Associated Press)

GAFFNEY: Hillary Clinton's legacy

This week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be making her swan song appearance on Capitol Hill, providing at last to Senate and House panels her testimony about the Benghazigate scandal. Published January 22, 2013

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GAFFNEY: A world without America

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly declared that "a world without America is not only desirable, it is achievable." While that sentiment won't be embraced in President Obama's inaugural address next week, all other things being equal, it seems likely to be the practical effect of his second term. Published January 15, 2013

Illustration Two Al Gores by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Al Gore profits from the stealth jihad

Let's call it Al Goreera. This seems a fitting title for the new network that former Vice President Al Gore is launching with the jihadists' favorite television outlet: Al-Jazeera. Published January 7, 2013

** File ** President Obama looks to Sen. John F. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, after announcing Mr. Kerry's nomination as the next secretary of state in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Dec. 21, 2012, in Washington. (Associated Press)

GAFFNEY: Hold Kerry accountable

Members of the U.S. Senate surely are tempted to give their insufferably arrogant colleague from Massachusetts a pass in confirmation hearings for his nomination to become the next secretary of state. Published January 2, 2013