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Andrew Lappin
by | Sep 20, 2017

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and his predecessor Mike Flynn do not see eye to eye on Islamism. McMaster, from the now outdated CENTCOM playbook, is having none of the talk about Islamism. He continues to espouse the discredited Palestinian…

by | Jun 7, 2017

London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down, and President Donald Trump correctly proclaims, “We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people.” But what does keeping Americans safe — at least safer than…

by | May 16, 2017

At the end of the day, the “public trust” is our most important national asset. Without public trust, the wheels fall off of our nation of laws. Can there be an act more loathsome than the intentional squandering of the…

by | Apr 25, 2017

Instead of a congratulatory call to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan two Sundays ago, perhaps President Donald Trump should have made a condolence call to the leaders of Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Since 2009, it is estimated…

by | Nov 22, 2016

Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis appears to be moving rapidly to the top of Donald Trump’s list of candidates for Secretary of Defense. Appointed during the Obama Administration from 2010 to 2013, Mattis headed the United States Central Command (CENTCOM),…

by | Nov 7, 2016

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) needs to acknowledge that the post-Soviet era definition of “pro-Israel” has never been suitably re-cast. Communism, once the driving oppositional force, has been replaced by the ravenous 1,400-year-old political movement of radical Islam….

by | Oct 4, 2016

The pavement in Chelsea where Ahmad Khan Rahami planted his bomb is finally cooling down. Mayor Bill de Blasio in a press conference is petitioning for an increase in Muslim immigrants, while imploring citizens not to allow fear of jihadist…

by | Sep 19, 2016

When I heard that the U.S. and Israel had inked a ten-year memorandum of understanding on defense aid, the first thing I thought of was the “understanding“ the late Prime Minister Ariel Sharon thought he had with the Bush Administration…

by | Aug 22, 2016

Pundits had a blast this past week ripping apart Trump’s Youngstown national security address.  And then there is Trump’s perspective, which calls to mind the “Simple Son” Jews read about each year in our Passover Haggadah. This simplicity, scorned by…

by | Aug 11, 2016

Fifty of the nation’s leading security minds, all of whom have had “situation room” exposure at one time or another, have signed a public statement opposing Donald Trump’s presidential bid on the grounds that he “lacks the temperament to be…

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