Terrorism

Today, there is less evil in the world as a result of the successful military operation to eliminate the leader of ISIS, ordered by President Trump and carried out by our brave men and women in uniform. The operation is a...
God bless America and the men and women of our first responders and our armed forces who keep us safe!Watch the video below:Courtesy of Norman Adams of TXSIP. 
Three Texas Congressmen, Randy Weber (R-TX-14), Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and I introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow federal law enforcement officers and prosecutors to better identify and charge those committing...
 U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) and I yesterday introduced a resolution to the U.S. Senate condemning the violent acts carried out by members of Antifa and calling for the designation of the group as a domestic...
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Last week, Cato released my latest policy analysis entitled “Terrorists by Immigration Status and Nationality: A Risk Analysis, 1975-2017.”  Much of it is an update and expansion of my original 
These terrorist attacks are a stark reminder that Christians remain the most persecuted and targeted religious group in the world, and that we must redouble our efforts to combat religious persecution.
Today I issued the following statement applauding the Trump administration for designating Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO):
I met with Janne Känkänen, Finnish Under-Secretary of State for International and European Union Affairs, Finnish Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi and other officials from Finland’s government. The delegation and I affirmed the...
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and I this week introduced the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act to authorize the U.S.
We have learned--and had reinforced repeatedly--the lesson about the importance of a strategic asset that is both the decisive advantage and critical success element in American engagement around the globe.
Iran and its proxies have the blood of thousands of Americans on their hands, including the 241 men and women of the Armed Forces killed on October 23, 1983. We honor their sacrifice by remembering their service, and...
As member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Tuesday I delivered remarks and participated in a conversation focused on ‘Interventionism vs. Isolationism' with Hudson Senior Fellow Mike Doran at the Hudson...
U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), and I recently today sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asking him to urge his Brazilian and Paraguayan counterparts to designate Hezbollah a...
When you enter Auschwitz, to the south of the city of Katowice, Poland — there is a chilling air surrounding the sign at the gates, with the moniker “Arbeit Macht Frei” and the Knowledge today that — work only lead to...
The United States on Monday designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization, an unprecedented declaration against a foreign government that may prompt retaliation and make it harder for American...
San Antonio's population is growing more quickly than that of any other city in our State and routinely hosts events that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors like Fiesta and the NCAA Final Four. It's imperative that...
Following World War II, the collapse of former colonial empires across the Middle East and Africa, rapidly led to the development of anti-colonial movements.These anti-colonial movements developed into a number of...
The Senate passed the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act on February 5th. We face a myriad of challenges in the Middle East, which is why it is more important than ever that we support our...
The terrorist group Hezbollah and their Iranian patrons are preparing for war against our Israeli allies. We know this because Israel discovered at least two tunnels crossing into their territory from Lebanon. These tunnels...
The people of Iran have taken to the streets and continue to protest against the illegitimate regime of the Ayatollah and the mullahs. These protests have taken place in numerous cities now for one year.

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