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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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Illustration Obama's Libya by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: The real reason behind Benghazigate

President Obama's once seemingly unstoppable march toward re-election hit what he might call "bumps in the road" in Benghazi, Libya, late on Sept. 11, 2012. Published October 22, 2012

Illustration: Obama's war by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Beating Obama on foreign policy

Tuesday's rematch between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is likely to be the first of two in which the incumbent's record as commander in chief will be a matter of direct debate. Published October 15, 2012

Illustration Me the People by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: The post-constitutional president

Team Obama insists that next month's presidential election is "a choice, not a referendum." It sure seems to be the latter with respect to the two candidates' very different views on the Constitution. Published October 8, 2012

Illustration Libya by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Obama's deceit after people died

Suddenly, the president's new clothes seem embarrassingly transparent. The contention relentlessly promoted by Team Obama, to the effect that the commander in chief's performance with respect to foreign policy and national security was simply unassailable, is being seen for what it is: an utter fraud. Published October 1, 2012

Illustration: Islam by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: White House caving to Islamic blasphemy agenda

For the past two weeks, the American people have been encouraged by Team Obama -- official representatives of the administration, its champions in the press and other partisans -- to believe a number of national security calumnies that can be described only as surrealistically epic and dangerous deceptions. Published September 24, 2012

Illustration Islamist Chair by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Islamists' tipping point

History is replete with examples of strategic miscalculations in which an overreach -- usually born of contemptuous disdain for a foe -- led to disaster for the aggressor. Think Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 or Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union 131 years later. Published September 17, 2012

Illustration: Enabling Muslim Brotherhood by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: The world is not better off

Eleven years after Sept. 11, President Obama would have us believe that, at least with respect to our national security, we are better off than we were when he came to office. Specifically, he now claims that al Qaeda -- the terrorist organization that killed nearly 3,000 Americans on that terrible day -- is "on the path to defeat." Published September 10, 2012

Illustration United States and Israel by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Israel betrayed?

In October 2001, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon issued a prophetic warning: "Do not repeat the dreadful mistake of 1938, when enlightened European democracies decided to sacrifice Czechoslovakia for a 'convenient temporary solution.' Published September 4, 2012

Illustration Islam and Christian by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Hatred's strange bedfellows

Last week's near-massacre at the Family Research Council (FRC) put into sharp relief a curious fact: The people most aggressively denouncing others for their "hatemongering" sure are engaging in a lot of it themselves, with dangerous and potentially lethal repercussions. Published August 20, 2012

Illustration: Islam by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Security clearance compromise for Islam

A magician typically succeeds when the attention of the audience is diverted from his main activity onto some distraction. President Obama has raised this sort of deflection into a political art form. Published August 13, 2012

Illustration: Republican direction by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Republicans' one-legged stool?

Ronald Reagan forged a winning electoral majority on the stable foundation of what he described as a three-legged stool: fiscal discipline, traditional values and peace through strength. He understood it to be an appealing platform to the American people writ large, including, of course, economic, social and national-security conservatives and the rest of his Republican Party. Published August 6, 2012

Anderson Cooper

GAFFNEY: Anderson Cooper crosses the line

Anderson Cooper closed one of five segments of his weeknight CNN show that he recently devoted to attacking principally Rep. Michele Bachmann with a genuflection toward an iconic newsman, Edward R. Murrow. Published July 30, 2012

The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: America’s ‘Iron Lady’

Movie theaters across America have recently showed a film depicting former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a woman whose visionary leadership and fortitude -- particularly in the fight against Soviet communism -- earned her the sobriquet "the Iron Lady." Published July 23, 2012

Illustration: Obama and Islam

GAFFNEY: The company they keep

The truism that you know someone by the company they keep has rarely been more true than in respect to the Obama administration and its burgeoning ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists. Just last weekend, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton became the latest member of Team Obama to consort with sworn enemies of the United States when she sat down with the newly installed president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Published July 16, 2012

Illustration Transforming the Military by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: 'Fundamentally transforming' the military

In "Lone Survivor," a chilling firsthand account of the loss of 11 members of the Navy's elite Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) Team and eight Army aviators, Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell describes the fateful decision that led to disaster for him and death for his comrades. Published July 9, 2012

Illustration Obama lost Egypt by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Who lost Egypt?

In the past, American presidential campaigns have featured bitter recriminations over foreign-policy reverses. Harry Truman was charged with having "lost China" following the takeover of the Chinese mainland by Mao Zedong's communists. Published July 2, 2012

Illustration by Medi Tirana, Albania

GAFFNEY: Muslim Brotherhood's bait-and-switch

Egypt's newly elected president, Mohammed Morsi, says he will be a "leader for all Egyptians." That sounds a lot like the sorts of lies his fellow Muslim Brothers have been telling for months, only to renege on them when they can. Published June 25, 2012

Illustration Shariah Law by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Conservatives for Shariah

The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East has caused many Americans to reflect on that group's stated ambition to impose worldwide the totalitarian, supremacist Islamic doctrine known as Shariah. Published June 18, 2012

Illustration Obama's leaky White House by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Hold Obama accountable

Suddenly, congressional leaders of both parties are demanding investigations into serial disclosures of national security secrets on President Obama's watch. The truth of the matter is that we already know what we need to about those leaks. Published June 11, 2012