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Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Frank J. Gaffney Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (SecureFreedom.org), 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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Addressing the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been on President Obama's agenda since 2008. Now in the final year of his term, he is facing an increasingly resistant Congress. (Associated Press)

Hope and change vs. experience on Gitmo

The phenomenon of second marriages has been called "the triumph of hope over experience." President Obama's just-released "blueprint" for closing Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is the triumph of "hope and change" over terrible experience.

In this Feb. 2, 2016 photo, military guards exit an area known as Camp Delta at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, in Cuba. After 14 years, the detention center appears to be winding down despite opposition in Congress to President Barack Obama's intent to close the facility and confine the remaining prisoners someplace else. (AP Photo/Ben Fox)

U.S. military won't obey unlawful Gitmo order

For seven long years, the United States military has been subjected, as has the country it protects, to a series of assaults on its strength, character and stature - not at the hands of foreign foes, but at the direction of President Barack Obama.

This July 27, 2014 photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows Tashfeen Malik, left, and Syed Farook, as they passed through O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. The husband and wife died on Dec. 2, 2015, in a gun battle with authorities several hours after their assault on a gathering of Farook's colleagues in San Bernardino, Calif. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP, File)

It's not terrorism, it's jihad

Attorney General Loretta Lynch says there's no evidence that either of the San Bernardino shooters had ties to terrorist organizations. Unfortunately, such assurances miss the point and are deeply misleading.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference at the IMF in Washington, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, to announce the Chinese yuan will join a basket of the world's leading currencies.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

China's reserve currency will threaten ours

Monday may be remembered as when our economic well-being and national security began changing forever. That's because the International Monetary Fund for the first time included the Chinese yuan among the world's reserve currencies. It even treated China's money as more valuable than that of Japan and the United Kingdom.

U.S. President Barack Obama gestures to journalists following a news conference at the end of the G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. The Paris terror attacks have sparked widespread calls from congressional Republicans to end or limit U.S. refugee admissions from Syria, with some threatening to use critical spending legislation as leverage weeks from a must-pass deadline. That could allow Republicans to block Obama's goal of bringing 10,000 more Syrian refugees to the U.S. during this budget year.  (Anadolu Agency via AP, Pool)

No more jihadist 'refugees'

There may yet be hope for our Republic. Barack Obama's imperial ship of state seems to have hit a perfect political storm, and he just may be forced to make a course correction.

Protecting the U.S. electrical grid illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Breakthrough on securing the grid?

It's long been apparent that the United States faces an existential threat arising from the complete dependency of its people, economy and security on an electric grid that is not resilient. To date, however, little-to-nothing has been done to remedy that situation - even as jihadist and other threats to the grid are proliferating.

President Barack Obama vetoes the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The president vetoed the sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill, citing objections over how the measure is funded. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Override Obama's dangerous veto

The president vetoed on Thursday the annual legislation used to authorize defense programs and the pay and benefits for our troops. Unfortunately, this is but the latest manifestation of the Obama Doctrine that emboldens our enemies, undermines our friends and diminishes our country.

In this Jan. 23, 2013 photo, then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pounds her fist as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at the Senate (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Just the truth, Mrs. Clinton

An objective observer would have to conclude that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and her partisans have obstructed justice from the moment jihadists attacked U.S. facilities in Benghazi, killing four Americans in September 2012.