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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.

Illustration Transforming the Military by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: ‘Fundamentally transforming’ the military

In "Lone Survivor," a chilling firsthand account of the loss of 11 members of the Navy's elite Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) Team and eight Army aviators, Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell describes the fateful decision that led to disaster for him and death for his comrades. Published July 9, 2012

Illustration Obama lost Egypt by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Who lost Egypt?

In the past, American presidential campaigns have featured bitter recriminations over foreign-policy reverses. Harry Truman was charged with having "lost China" following the takeover of the Chinese mainland by Mao Zedong's communists. Published July 2, 2012

Illustration by Medi Tirana, Albania

GAFFNEY: Muslim Brotherhood’s bait-and-switch

Egypt's newly elected president, Mohammed Morsi, says he will be a "leader for all Egyptians." That sounds a lot like the sorts of lies his fellow Muslim Brothers have been telling for months, only to renege on them when they can. Published June 25, 2012

Illustration Shariah Law by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Conservatives for Shariah

The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East has caused many Americans to reflect on that group's stated ambition to impose worldwide the totalitarian, supremacist Islamic doctrine known as Shariah. Published June 18, 2012

Illustration Obama's leaky White House by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Hold Obama accountable

Suddenly, congressional leaders of both parties are demanding investigations into serial disclosures of national security secrets on President Obama's watch. The truth of the matter is that we already know what we need to about those leaks. Published June 11, 2012

Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Eviscerating American defense

As with his commitment to the newly minted Air Force officers, in the immortal words of Ira Gershwin, this narrative "ain't necessarily so." Published May 29, 2012

U.S. Navy via Associated Press
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis transits the Strait of Hormuz on Nov. 12. The Pentagon declared Tuesday that U.S. warships will continue regularly scheduled deployments to the strategic waterway, despite warnings against doing so from Iran.

GAFFNEY: Bad timing for LOST

This week, the Obama administration will roll out its big guns in support of President Obama's latest assault on American sovereignty and security interests: the U.N. Law of the Sea Treaty (better known as LOST). Published May 21, 2012

Trent Lott, former senator from Mississippi (Associated Press)

GAFFNEY: False-flag operation on LOST

Here we go again: The usual suspects - the environmentalists, the one-worlder transnationalists, the Obama administration (to the extent that is not redundant) and assorted shortsighted special interests including, regrettably, the United States Navy - are dusting off the hopelessly outdated and inequitable United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty (better, and more accurately, known as LOST) in the hope of jamming its ratification through the Senate as was done two years ago with the defective New Start Treaty. Published May 14, 2012

Illustration by Kevin Kreneck

GAFFNEY: Farewell to European superstate

In the space of two weeks, three European governments have fallen, sending shock waves across the Continent and calling into question the experiment that has consumed its elect for decades: the construction of a centralized, socialist superstate known as "Europe." Published May 7, 2012

Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Wanted: A competent commander in chief

It turns out Team Obama suddenly wants the 2012 presidential campaign to be about foreign policy rather than the economy. Such a pivot might not be surprising given that by President Obama's own test, he has not cut unemployment to the point where he deserves to be re-elected. Published April 30, 2012

Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Losing the jihadists’ war on America

Have you ever asked yourself why, despite more than 10 years of effort - involving, among other things, the loss of thousands of lives in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, well over $1 trillion spent, countless man-years wasted waiting in airport security lines and endless efforts to ensure that no offense is given to seemingly permanently aggrieved Muslim activists - we are no closer to victory in the "war on terrorism" than we were on Sept. 11, 2001? Published April 23, 2012

Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Obama’s all-hat-no-cattle diplomacy

The multinational negotiations held over the weekend in Turkey with the ostensible purpose of halting Iran's nuclear weapons program will be followed by - drum roll - yet another round of talks in late May. Not surprisingly, the Iranian regime is calling this diplomatic exercise "a success." Published April 17, 2012

Illustration Careless Talk Costs Lives by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Political compromise of our security

A troubling pattern of putting U.S. and allied security interests second to the Obama administration's political priorities is now well established. If allowed to continue, it not only will make the world more dangerous, it is going to get people killed - probably in large numbers and some of them may be Americans. Published April 9, 2012

Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Truth about Islam or lies?

One of the most important challenges we face as a free people is understanding the true nature of - and threat posed by - a totalitarian, supremacist Islamic doctrine its adherents call Shariah. So it would seem to be good news that a $3 million public education campaign is being launched nationwide to "clarify" what Shariah is. Published April 2, 2012

Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Leading no followers to ‘Global Zero’

In Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, President Obama enthused once again about his vision of a world without nuclear weapons. It's a dream he has had since he was a radical leftist studying at Columbia University in the early 1980s. Published March 26, 2012

Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Fund but verify Export-Import Bank

Ordinarily, a question of whether to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) and increase its loan limit would be about as uncontroversial a proposition as one could find on Capitol Hill. Ex-Im Bank provides an important counterpart to the government-guaranteed loans our international competitors use to encourage their industries' exports. And it makes money for the Treasury. Published March 19, 2012

Associated Press

GAFFNEY: White House doormat

When Barack Obama became president of the United States, he swore an oath to "preserve, protect and defend our Constitution." Unfortunately, evidence has accumulated ever since that he feels no obligation to honor his commitment. Published March 12, 2012

Andrew Breitbart (Associated Press)

GAFFNEY: Our Sam Adams

The untimely death of my friend Andrew Breitbart last week got me thinking about what an extraordinary contribution he had made to our country and to the cause of freedom in his 43 years. Reflecting on Andrew's visionary, colorful and usually combative leadership conjured up a favorable comparison to another patriot from a no-less-critical time in our nation's history: Samuel Adams. Published March 5, 2012

Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Shariah’s threat to civil rights

As we witness surging Muslim violence against non-Muslims in Afghanistan, Egypt and even here, the response seems increasingly that the victims must apologize to the perpetrators. In particular, the United States government - from President Obama on down - has been assiduously seeking forgiveness for giving offense to Islamic sensibilities after accidentally burning Korans. Published February 27, 2012

Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Blind ideology

Last week, President Obama feted communist China's Xi Jinping, the man who hopes to lead his country as it emerges as the world's next superpower. Mr. Xi must have been delighted to see press reports that his host is poised to end America's claim to such status - at least with respect to the traditional means of measuring it: nuclear weaponry. Published February 21, 2012