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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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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 file photo, the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, known by the Jews as the Temple Mount, is seen in Jerusalem's Old City. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File) **FILE**

Jerusalem is Israel's capital

The U.S. Supreme Court did it again. For the second time in six days, it bowed to Islamists at the expense of American rights and/or interests. Published June 9, 2015

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Congress must not let Iran sanctions expire

Give the devil his due. For a lame duck president, Barack Obama is making huge progress on his declared purpose of fundamentally transforming America. Published June 4, 2015

President Barack Obama pauses during an event with Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative fellows, Monday, June 1, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The world disrespects Obama

President Obama on Monday offered an insight into his legendary self-absorption and narcissism. Published June 2, 2015

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

An appeal to Obama to secure the grid

Last week, more than 30 prominent national security practitioners - including influential former legislators and military leaders - urged President Obama to address what is indisputably the most acute danger facing our country today. Published May 20, 2015

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef after meeting with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders at Camp David in Maryland, Thursday, May 14, 2015. Obama and the leaders from six Gulf nations are trying to work through tensions sparked by the U.S. bid for a nuclear deal with Iran, a pursuit that has put regional partners on edge. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama's provocative unreliability

President Obama held a summit on Thursday with what he would call the "JV team" of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Published May 15, 2015

Tipping point on emasculating the Senate

Perhaps the imperative of checking Barack Obama's overreach has hit a tipping point when nearly every Senate Democrat objected Tuesday to giving him a blank check to negotiate trade deals. Published May 13, 2015

Walter Duranty, New York Times correspondent, center, at a luncheon given in his honor by the Association of Foreign Press Correspondents at the Hotel Lombardy in New York, April 16, 1936.  At left is Kenneth Durant, representative of TASS, Soviet news agency, and at right is A. Bernard Moloney, of Reuters, president of the association. (AP Photo/John Rooney)

Walter Duranty 2.0

In the 1930s, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times correspondent named Walter Duranty misled his readers about the true, horrific nature of Soviet communism. Published May 11, 2015

FILE - In this April 18, 2015 file photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks in Nashua, N.H. Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it. "Anybody who monkeys with this bill is going to run into a buzz saw," Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned ahead of last week's debate and this week's vote. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Appalling GOP Senate 11

Eleven Republican senators voted Monday for Iran to get the bomb. Published April 29, 2015

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, 76, has announced the launch of Gingrich 360, described as "a full circle American consulting and media production group," with a focus on the nation's success. (Associated Press)

Memo to Hillary: Fuggedaboutit

Hillary Clinton was not much of a New Yorker, even though she got to play one in the Senate for a time. Even she must be familiar, however, with a classic New York phrase: Fuggedaboutit. Published April 27, 2015

Armenian people living in Switzerland attend a rally to commemorate victims of the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Turks hundred years ago, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Bern, Switzerland. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)

It was and is jihadist genocide

One hundred years ago today, jihad was unleashed on the Armenian and other Christians of the Ottoman Empire. By some estimates, as many as 1.5 million people were murdered. Published April 24, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, answers a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 21, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Congress must stop enabling Obama's imperial overreach

Republicans arguably owe their majorities in Congress today to voters' fury last fall with Barack Obama's presidential – and increasingly anti-Constitutional and even imperial – overreach. Published April 22, 2015

In this Wednesday, April 15, 2015 image released by the U.S. Navy, a shooter launches an F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 11, off the flight deck aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Fifth Fleet area of operations. he U.S. Navy has dispatched USS Theodore Roosevelt toward the waters off Yemen to join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to Houthi rebels, U.S. officials said on Monday. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anna Van Nuys/U.S. Navy Media Content Services via AP)

Dump this Iran deal

If you thought the magnitude of Team Obama's abject capitulation to Iran on the latter's nuclear weapons program could not be exceeded, think again. Published April 21, 2015

A 'hostile' culture is leading Christians to leave the U.S. armed forces, The Washington Times reported. (Associated Press)

Mr. Obama, stop breaking our military

When Barack Obama first declared that he intended to "fundamentally transform the United States of America," most of us had no idea what he intended, let alone the breadth and implications of those transformative changes. Published April 17, 2015

In this Dec. 1, 2008, file photo, then-President-elect Barack Obama, left, stands with then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., after announcing that she is his choice as Secretary of State during a news conference in Chicago. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Hillary's disastrous foreign policy legacy

Hillary Clinton is running for president, in no small measure on the basis of her accomplishments as secretary of State. The trouble is, there's not much there there. Published April 13, 2015