Good enough for government work? Joint DOJ/DHS terrorism report presents misleading data.

Posted by Kai Wiggins on January 18, 2018 in Blog

At yesterday’s White House press briefing, Edward O’Callaghan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Justice Department’s National Security Division, discussed some of the findings published in Tuesday’s joint DOJ/DHS report on terrorism and immigration. The long-overdue report was released amidst an immigration debate on Capitol Hill that has seen spasmodic eruptions in recent days. Questions regarding the timing of the release, which a senior administration official assured was merely “coincidental,” aside, the 11-page report has been the subject of many more...

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San Francisco pushes back against Joint Terrorism Task Force

Posted by Guest on February 13, 2017 in Blog

By Kelly Russo In the wake of Donald Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, concerns that the Trump administration will continue to violate the first amendment rights of Arab American and American Muslims have risen exponentially. Civil liberties groups and activists have been prompting decisiveness from local governments and politicians alike. Last week, at the urging of the Asian Law Caucus, CAIR’s San Francisco Bay Area office, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, and the ACLU of Northern California, the San Francisco Police Force (SFPD) has decided to suspend its contract with the...

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No, the “C” in CVE doesn’t stand for yet another convening

Posted on April 07, 2016 in Trouble Comes, As Trouble Goes Vol. 14 No. 10

It’s been a tough two weeks for our government’s salesmanship of “Countering Violent Extremism” programs. CVE’s first foray into actual programming at the federal level was a disaster, but the Department began “beta-testing” something called “Shared Responsibility Committees,” (SRCs) last week and they are what CVE is really about. And because CVE lacks rationality in the first place, SRCs have been roundly criticized because they’re a disaster in the making. The intellectuals and pundits  in the counter terrorism community are beginning to catch on to one of CVE’s many problems—CVE is trying to solve a problem that...


Trouble Comes, As Trouble Goes Vol. 14 No. 10

Posted on March 16, 2016 in Countdown
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“Pakistan is important to the region, to the world and to us”

Posted on October 22, 2012 in Campaign Statements

“But Pakistan is important to the region, to the world and to us, because Pakistan has 100 nuclear warheads and they're rushing to build a lot more. They'll have more than Great Britain sometime in the -- in the relatively near future.

They also have the Haqqani Network and the Taliban existent within their country. And so a Pakistan that falls apart, becomes a failed state, would be of extraordinary danger to Afghanistan and to us.

And so we're going to have to remain helpful in encouraging Pakistan to move towards a more stable government and rebuild the relationship with...

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“We’re going to be finished by 2014”

Posted on October 22, 2012 in Campaign Statements

"Well, we're going to be finished by 2014, and when I'm president, we'll make sure we bring our troops out by the end of 2014. The commanders and the generals there are on track to do so."

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“Because we ended the war in Iraq, we were able to refocus our attention”

Posted on October 22, 2012 in Campaign Statements

Because we ended the war in Iraq, we were able to refocus our attention on not only the terrorist threat, but also beginning a transition process in Afghanistan.

It also allowed us to refocus on alliances and relationships that had been neglected for a decade.

And Governor Romney, our alliances have never been stronger, in Asia, in Europe, in Africa, with Israel, where we have unprecedented military and intelligence cooperation, including dealing with the Iranian threat.

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“I will pursue a real and successful transition”

Posted on October 15, 2012 in Campaign Statements

"And in Afghanistan, I will pursue a real and successful transition to Afghan security forces by the end of 2014."

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“We must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence”

Posted on October 15, 2012 in Campaign Statements

"While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants" - In response to attacks on Libya

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Panetta: “Frankly, the only way to get this accomplished…is to be able to set…timelines.”

Posted on May 27, 2012 in Campaign Statements

"You know, I think without getting into the campaign rhetoric of what [Romney's] asserting, I think you've got 50 nations in NATO that agree to a plan in Afghanistan. It's the Lisbon agreement, an agreement that, you know, others, President Bush, President Obama, everyone has agreed is the direction that we go in in Afghanistan.What is that direction? It's to take us to a point where we draw down by the end of 2014. That is the plan that has been agreed to. And it's a plan that is working.And very frankly, the only way to get this accomplished in...

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