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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.

Articles by Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

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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

Illustration Obama's Libya by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Obama administration failing Benghazigate smell test

In Washington, when the official line seems improbable, people often say, "It doesn't pass the smell test." There's a lot that stinks at the moment about the Benghazigate affair, including now the circumstances involving the forced resignation of a man in the middle of it: President Obama's CIA Director and former four-star Army General David Petraeus. Published November 12, 2012

Illustration Cutting out the Constitution by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Vote for Obama to restrict free speech

As Americans go to the polls, many factors may influence how they vote for president. Among those -- if not pre-eminent among them -- should be the kind of country they want to bequeath to their children. Published November 5, 2012

Illustration Libya by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Obama’s perfect storm

Barack Obama faces not one but two perfect storms. He actually may be grateful for the meteorological one if it predictably helps obscure the political one at least for the next week. Published October 29, 2012

Illustration Obama's Libya by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: The real reason behind Benghazigate

President Obama's once seemingly unstoppable march toward re-election hit what he might call "bumps in the road" in Benghazi, Libya, late on Sept. 11, 2012. Published October 22, 2012

Illustration: Obama's war by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Beating Obama on foreign policy

Tuesday's rematch between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is likely to be the first of two in which the incumbent's record as commander in chief will be a matter of direct debate. Published October 15, 2012

Illustration Me the People by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: The post-constitutional president

Team Obama insists that next month's presidential election is "a choice, not a referendum." It sure seems to be the latter with respect to the two candidates' very different views on the Constitution. Published October 8, 2012

Illustration Libya by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Obama’s deceit after people died

Suddenly, the president's new clothes seem embarrassingly transparent. The contention relentlessly promoted by Team Obama, to the effect that the commander in chief's performance with respect to foreign policy and national security was simply unassailable, is being seen for what it is: an utter fraud. Published October 1, 2012

Illustration: Islam by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: White House caving to Islamic blasphemy agenda

For the past two weeks, the American people have been encouraged by Team Obama -- official representatives of the administration, its champions in the press and other partisans -- to believe a number of national security calumnies that can be described only as surrealistically epic and dangerous deceptions. Published September 24, 2012

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