Security

A strong national defense is vital in a post-9/11 world. That includes comprehensive border security. In keeping us safe, the government may be tempted to overreach in ways disturbing to those of us who value our liberty above all else. Spying on Americans in the name of security is unacceptable. Finding the right balance between our national security and our freedoms is essential in keeping Americans safe from terrorists who want to kill us because they hate our way of life.

Texas faces immigration problems that too many Republican voters view solely through the spectrum of catchy phrases and bumper sticker slogans when they think about solutions. That’s understandable – for far too long, those...
The White House quietly announced that President Obama signed Senator Ted Cruz’s anti-terrorist ambassador bill into law. The bill was written to prevent the admission into the United States, any representative to the...
When a Palestinian murders an Israeli or an American in Israel, they can wind up receiving a salary in excess of $40,000 a year, for their crime.The more serious the crime the more money the criminal receives after going to...
Recent attention on Iran has focused on its nuclear weapons program--but this is not the whole picture.Iran is also the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism.Using both its own military operatives and its proxy...
Today, as Chairman of the Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I joined my colleagues Rep. Mike Rogers and Rep. Joe Heck in sending a letter to the Administration...
As we begin 2014, it's worth reflecting on where we stand in our fight against al-Qaida and global terrorism.Over the past year, in my role as chairman of the Terrorism Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I'...
The new tower built around the 9/11 memorial is a reminder of American ingenuity and American resolve as a new and bigger tower is built on the real estate where the original towers were brought down. Consider the tower New...
This week, the State Department announced the designation of the al-Mulathamun Battalion as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity.The al-Mulathamun Battalion is led by...
Three years ago, I first wrote about the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Three years later, Brian's family waits for answers as to what really happened that night in the Arizona desert. Over the past three...
Yesterday, the House passed the FY2014 national defense funding bill, which included a provision that I have advocated for to require the Administration to increase its efforts to combat the Haqqani network, a designated...
It has been 19 months since terrorists stormed the American consulate in Benghazi. Four Americans were murdered. Today, their killers still roam free somewhere in Libya. Why have none of them been apprehended?Meanwhile, back...
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill originally pushed by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) that will prohibit any country from appointing a known terrorist to be an ambassador from that country to the United Nations...
I’m deeply troubled by reports that convicted 9/11 terrorist Mohammed Haydar Zammar has been set free in Syria. Zammar was being held by the Assad regime while serving a 12-year sentence. Recently, it seems that Zammar was...
Even if you're not traveling to Sochi for the XXII Olympic Winter Games, your cyber security could still be at risk. As with many international level media events, hacktivists may attempt to take advantage of the large...
I am calling on President Obama to hold himself and his administration accountable for the preventable attacks on the U.S. foreign post in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 where four Americans – Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty,...
Camp Liberty in Iraq once again came under attack yesterday when dozens of missiles rained down over the camp, killing at least two and severely injuring at least fifty others. It is no coincidence that this attack came...
Article originally authored by Stephen K. Bannon and Larry Solov and published on Breitbart.com.What the left fears it attacks most viciously: and what it fears most are apostates. Breitbart News contributor Brandon...
A large narcotics ring based near the Arizona/Mexico border has been busted by U.S. authorities. The ring, identified by authorities as the Navarro Drug Trafficking Organization, was based in a small town on the notorious...
All around Israel things are in tremendous turmoil.To Israel's south, Egypt is experiencing its worst period of unrest in 50 years. There is no elected government, and there won't be until next year. The economy is on a...
The former governor of Tamaulipas, the Mexican state bordering a large part of South Texas, has been indicted in the U.S. on numerous charges related to allegedly helping the Mexican Gulf cartel smuggle narcotics into the U....

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