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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 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

The Washington Times

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

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

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

Illustration Hagal by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Hagel a dangerous choice for defense

The conventional wisdom is that President Obama dodged a politically perilous "bullet" when he declined to nominate Susan Rice as the next secretary of state. Published December 17, 2012

Illustration Islamist Roots in American Schools by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Secretive Islamist roots of American schools

It is a commonplace saying, but one that most of us ignore: If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. This applies in spades to a proposal under active consideration by the school board in Virginia's Loudoun County. Published December 10, 2012

Illustration Obama's Global Makeover by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Obama's global makeover

In an impromptu conversation with Joe the Plumber during the 2008 presidential campaign, candidate Barack Obama famously acknowledged his support for redistributing the nation's wealth. Published December 3, 2012

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GAFFNEY: Morsi's second Muslim Brotherhood coup

During the so-called "Arab Spring," the Obama administration insisted that the United States risked being on the "wrong side of history" if it remained aligned with secular despots like Egypt's Hosni Mubarak. Published November 26, 2012

The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Middle East melting down into 'Obamawar'

While debating Mitt Romney this fall, President Obama declared that he had decided to embrace the term "Obamacare" -- a name originally coined and used by its detractors to tie the president firmly to the health care fiasco he had spawned. Published November 19, 2012