Middle East

Since 2009, America’s security has been imperil due to the feckless nature of Obama and much of his foreign policy team, including John Kerry and his predecessor, Hillary Clinton. America is less safe today than when Obama...
Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Guantanamo Bay Naval Base to learn more about its operations. I believe many of us agree the President is wrong about a lot, but when it comes to Guantanamo, the President could not...
All eyes have been on the terrorist army Islamic State (IS) as it slaughters its way through the Middle East. IS is the most infamous villain on the world stage today, leaving Americans more fearful than ever about an attack...
As we remember the tragic occurrences of 9/11 we must also recognize that we still live with the very real threat of continued acts of terrorism. Two American journalists have been savagely executed and the Middle East...
Last night, ISIS militants released a video to the world showing the barbaric execution of American journalist James Foley. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. This gang of extremists shows no sign of slowing...
Last week, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations bill. The bill funds critical national security needs, military operations abroad, and quality-of-life programs for...
A court in Egypt sentenced 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to death convicting them of murder for the killing of a police officer in the rioting last summer in the city of Minya.According to an...
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'...
Today I issued the following statement on the Administration’s announcement of an interim agreement with Iran:This is a bum deal for those who want peace in the region and the world. We just allowed a regime that only last...
The sequester has forced many branches of our armed forces to stop their college tuition aid programs for active duty troops and vets, but it hasn’t slowed obama’s cash outlay to questionable organizations and countries.In...
After 13 years of the mind-numbing low intensity conflict in Afghanistan, I've never seen the knife more dull. All the hard lessons learned in Vietnam, and fixed during the first Gulf War, have been unlearned again. The...
The new Congress and Republican Senate will be sworn in on January, 6, 2015, but until then, we still have a lot of work ahead of us. The government needs to be funded beyond December 11th, certain tax extenders need to be...
The rapid deterioration of several nations in the Middle East and North Africa has taken many Americans and our leaders by surprise. Iraq, Syria and Libya have all seen terrorist groups spread their influence and grow in...
Has not enough American blood been shed in the Middle East already without the hoped for results? Let’s stop and think about why the culture of the Middle East cannot and will not be changed by more American military on the...
We’ve all heard about the violence in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas. As Israel tries to defend itself against thousands of rockets fired by the terrorist group Hamas, death tolls continue to grow, and communities...
With each passing day, President Obama’s foreign policy looks more like a case study in the perils of weakness, naivete and indecision. From the Middle East to the Far East, from South America to the South China Sea, the...
I issued the following statement reacting to the State Department’s Environmental Impact Study for the Keystone XL Pipeline:Now that the State Department has released its final Environmental Impact Study, it is time for the...
The secret nuke deal with Iran over Thanksgiving is "alarming, sayeth the Saudi prince.Prime Minister (Neville) Chamberlain would have been proud after the West gave the snake oil salesman of the desert, Mr. Rouhani, exactly...
For the first time in nearly 20 years, the United States is producing more crude oil than it imports. U.S. oil output is soaring due to the fracking boom in North Dakota and, yes, in Texas and some other areas. That is the...
Ann Althouse recently asked the question, “Has Hillary Clinton ever registered an actual accomplishment?” Good question, since her major accomplishment as the Secretary of State is to leave the Middle East imploding as she...

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