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How Safe is America Today?

How Safe is America Today?

Terrorism expert and leading advisor to Rand Brian Michael Jenkins argues that while we need a a public conversation about security and privacy, security must restrict some civil liberties for the greater good. Watch the full video here.

The Nexus Between Terror Propaganda and Terrorism: Bremer and Jenkins

“Terrorism is theater.” – Brian Michael Jenkins For many years prior to 9/11, two Americans were in unique positions to originate and frame the national conversation about terrorism.  Those same two people, Brian Michael Jenkins and L. Paul Bremer, played extraordinary roles related to aviation security and World Trade Center (WTC) security in the few […]

Our Foes Cannot Destroy This Nation

I am traveling in India now where concerns are high about the possibility that foreign or homegrown terrorists may attack the country during next week’s Commonwealth Games. Such concerns are understandable where in the past decade, jihadist fanatics have attacked India’s Parliament, blown up trains, and, less than two years ago, launched a three-day suicide […]

Jihadist Threat Keeps Evolving

The attempted attack in Times Square has less to do with blowback, more to do with the jihadists’ current situation. U.S. counter-terrorist efforts have reduced al Qaeda central’s ability to launch terrorist operations worldwide, and have managed to thwart most domestic attempts like this one, but the jihadists remain determined and authorities will never be […]

The Torture Debate, Redux

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has been insisting again that the coercive interrogation techniques used against terrorism detainees after 9/11 prevented attacks on the United States. Protecting American security is “a tough, mean, dirty, nasty business,” Cheney told “These are evil people. And we’re not going to win this fight by turning the other […]