GAO: State Department Fails to Produce Reports on Iranian Adventurism in Latin America

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said last week that the Secretary of State needs to give Congress reports on Iranian activities in the Americas. The GAO report, Strategy to Counter Iran in the Western Hemisphere Has Gaps That State Department Should Address, details what appears to be an ongoing struggle between the Congress and Foggy Bottom to have the State …

Ebola Czar Is a Symptom of a Much More Pressing Challenge, Border Security

The President retained a Washington, DC insider, and lobbyist, because his army of advisors failed to coordinate an appropriate response to a potential national public health emergency. This matter goes beyond Ebola, it includes the enterovirus outbreak that started when our borders were breached earlier this year. As the Washington Post points out this morning, …

Iran: If You Play With Matches, Sooner or Later You’ll Get Burned

Accident? Intentional? No matter. The incident near an Iranian military facility that reportedly shook windows of buildings located up to nine miles away from the site is a reminder of the need for full visibility on the range of Iranian activities that pose, or could pose, a threat to U.S. security and interests.  Relying on Iranian …

Megyn Kelly’s Recent Interview on the Oklahoma Beheading, Worth A Look

Fox News’s Megyn Kelly recently interviewed a man who claims he attended the same Oklahoma City mosque frequented by Alton Nolen. Nolen beheaded Colleen Hufford, an American, in Moore, Oklahoma, allegedly in the name of Islam. If this turns out to be the case, Nolen’s act of terror would make it the first beheading on U.S. soil since the 09.11 terror attacks. Worth …

Beheadings in America, It Was Only a Matter of Time

Of all the things that President Obama has announced during the course of his administration, trying to reshape the narrative relating to the war against radical Islam may prove to be the most damaging to the country and, indeed, the world. The President’s June 2009 Cairo University speech, and actions such as the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, …

Iran’s Tango with Latin America

DC Dispatches Editor Yleem Poblete penned an op-ed for the National Interest on Iranian adventurism in the Western Hemisphere, particularly in Latin America. The core message: the United States needs to move beyond a “drugs and thugs,” or pure law enforcement mindset when addressing regional challenges: Networks have been uncovered operating in Latin America that …

Radical Islamist Jihadists, The Energizer Bunnies of Terror

An American journalist – James Wright Foley – was beheaded by people that the Obama Administration refuses to call radical Islamist jihadists. This episode, and others like it the past few weeks in that part of the world, reminds me a General George Patton quote: “Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.” …