Terrorism

Yeserday I reintroduced two bills, alongside Congressman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Florida) respectively, that will protect Americans from the threat of radical Islamic terror, directing...
With Russia to its north looking to reestablish its empire and terrorists to its south bent on creating an Islamic caliphate, Turkey should have every reason to look west. But under the reign of President Erdogan, Turkey has...
The 114th Congress passed several bills that are now law to protect American interests at home and abroad, including legislation to help boost our nation’s defenses against cyberattacks, ensure the men and women in our...
With its gruesome beheadings, control of broad swaths of territory, inspiration of attacks on the West, and ability to recruit thousands of foreign fighters, it is no wonder that ISIS has been the terrorist group getting all...
US military officials expect that senior leaders of ISIS may try to flee Mosul, the capital of ISIS' self-styled caliphate in Iraq, as their control of the city comes under attack from Iraqi forces, backed by the US.
Fifteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, our country was instantly transformed. Three thousand Americans and people from other nations were murdered at the hands of evil, malicious terrorists.
I released the following statement after President Obama vetoed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, legislation I introduced with U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) that would allow victims, including the...
These two men share many characteristics: their Islamic faith, sex and age are nearly identical. They were also both born abroad. Adan immigrated to the United States with his parents when he was two years old, according to...
The man believed to be responsible for the explosion in Manhattan on Saturday night and an earlier bombing in New Jersey, Ahmad Khan Rahami, was taken into custody on Monday after he was wounded in a gun fight with the...
The stunning White House ransom payments to Iran controversy just gets worse. It turns out payments to the world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism wasn’t $400 million but a whopping $1.7 billion.
Turkish authorities on Tuesday intensified efforts to identify a suspected jihadist from Central Asia behind the massacre of 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub who had reportedly fought in Syria for the Islamic State group...
Islamic State officials in recent months have urged supporters to carry out attacks in Germany by any means — including using nontraditional weapons such as trucks — with the aim of creating an anti-Muslim backlash in ­...
Germany was the victim of a suspected terrorist attack after a lorry ploughed into a busy Christmas market in Berlin.At least nine people were killed and more than 50 were injured after the vehicle mounted the pavement.A man...
Facebook has announced a new partnership with Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube to battle the use of social media by terrorists.
Iraqi forces are "ahead of schedule" following the first day of the battle to retake Mosul, the Pentagon has said.But Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook warned the fight "could take some time" as it remained to be seen whether so...
An estimated 1,200 Iranian dissidents remain in Camp Liberty in Iraq at the mercies of the proIranian government in Baghdad.
On May 21, 2016, a U.S. drone strike killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mansour. To no one’s surprise, at the time of his death Mansour was in southwestern Pakistan. The drone strike Pakistan’s longstanding...
Over the weekend, we had a series of bombings in NYC and NJ as well as an ISIS-related stabbing in Minnesota. Both events were resolved as of Monday afternoon with the apprehension (NYC) or termination (Minnesota) of alleged...
The Pentagon says the militant known as "Dr. Wa'il", the Islamic State's minister of propaganda and one of its most senior leaders, was killed by a coalition airstrike near the group's de facto capital, Raqqah, Syria.
Terrorism is a hazard to human life and material prosperity that should be addressed in a sensible manner whereby the benefits of actions to contain it outweigh the costs.

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