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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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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. Published February 24, 2016

Members of the mariachi band "Los Munecos," along with volunteers from the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) urge immigrant voters to vote early in the California election in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes/File)

Stop Obama from giving non-citizens the vote

In the United States of America, we as citizens have the right and high privilege of choosing our government. Team Obama wants to allow non-citizens to do so, as well. Published February 23, 2016

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. Published February 17, 2016

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

North Korea's Super Bowl show

North Korea observed the fiftieth Super Bowl by orbiting a satellite over the stadium shortly after the last quarter ended. Published February 9, 2016

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. Published December 9, 2015

Egyptian Al-Azhar students wait for Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the pre-eminent institute of Islamic learning in the Sunni Muslim world, to deliver a speech to university students and clerics, at Cairo University, Egypt, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

ISIS 'destructive ideology' is shariah

Sunday night, President Obama called on the nation to defeat the Islamic State's "destructive ideology." To do so, we must be honest about that ideology - and all its adherents. Published December 7, 2015

Farhan Khan, left, brother-in-law of one of the suspects involved in a shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., is held by Hussam Ayloush, executive director of Council on American-Islamic Relations, during a news conference at the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, in Anaheim, Calif. Multiple attackers opened fire on a banquet at a social services center for the disabled in San Bernardino on Wednesday, killing multiple people and sending police on a manhunt for suspects. (Matt Masin/The Orange County Register via AP) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

It sure quacks like jihad

Are you puzzled by what's being said about the murderous attack Wednesday in San Bernandino by reporters, officials and so-called "experts?" Published December 3, 2015

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. Published December 1, 2015

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. Published November 17, 2015

Jihad is the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood way

Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart have introduced legislation to have the Muslim Brotherhood officially designated by the U.S. government as what it is: a foreign terrorist organization. Published November 6, 2015

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. Published October 29, 2015

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. Published October 23, 2015

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. Published October 21, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks as he heads a meeting of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights at the Alexadrovsky Hall in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Yuri Kochetkov/Pool photo via AP)

Don't reward Russo-Iranian aggression in Syria

One might have been forgiven for thinking that the negative effects of President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran would take some time to begin manifesting themselves in the Middle East. Published October 1, 2015