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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 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

Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Eviscerating American defense

As with his commitment to the newly minted Air Force officers, in the immortal words of Ira Gershwin, this narrative "ain't necessarily so." Published May 29, 2012

U.S. Navy via Associated Press
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis transits the Strait of Hormuz on Nov. 12. The Pentagon declared Tuesday that U.S. warships will continue regularly scheduled deployments to the strategic waterway, despite warnings against doing so from Iran.

GAFFNEY: Bad timing for LOST

This week, the Obama administration will roll out its big guns in support of President Obama's latest assault on American sovereignty and security interests: the U.N. Law of the Sea Treaty (better known as LOST). Published May 21, 2012

Trent Lott, former senator from Mississippi (Associated Press)

GAFFNEY: False-flag operation on LOST

Here we go again: The usual suspects - the environmentalists, the one-worlder transnationalists, the Obama administration (to the extent that is not redundant) and assorted shortsighted special interests including, regrettably, the United States Navy - are dusting off the hopelessly outdated and inequitable United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty (better, and more accurately, known as LOST) in the hope of jamming its ratification through the Senate as was done two years ago with the defective New Start Treaty. Published May 14, 2012

Illustration by Kevin Kreneck

GAFFNEY: Farewell to European superstate

In the space of two weeks, three European governments have fallen, sending shock waves across the Continent and calling into question the experiment that has consumed its elect for decades: the construction of a centralized, socialist superstate known as "Europe." Published May 7, 2012

Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Wanted: A competent commander in chief

It turns out Team Obama suddenly wants the 2012 presidential campaign to be about foreign policy rather than the economy. Such a pivot might not be surprising given that by President Obama's own test, he has not cut unemployment to the point where he deserves to be re-elected. Published April 30, 2012