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The war on terrorism just turned personal for Jordan

By Lynn R. Mitchell

For Jordan’s King Abdullah, the fight against terrorism has now become personal. From Kevin Baron at Defense One (see Jordan’s Retaliation Is the Real Arab Awakening the Pentagon Has Been Waiting For):

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U.S. House schedule for Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

From Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office….

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

S. 2244 – Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Sen. Charles Schumer / Financial Services Committee)

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Election 2014: Americans want national security

American flag 4By Lynn R. Mitchell

America tends to fall asleep between terrorism attacks. Then events lead to a reawakening and national security moves to the top of the list of concerns.

It would appear security played a big part in Tuesday’s Republican victories. Republicans are seen as the party of hawks. On Tuesday, the hawks swept into office by taking over the US. Senate and padding their margin in the House.

Americans are concerned about ISIS. Beheadings. A president who addressed Jim Foley’s beheading and then went golfing 15 minutes later.

In Election Day exit polls, 72 percent of voters said they are afraid of a terrorist attack.

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Fmr Mass. Sen. Scott Brown: American ISIS fighters should not return to U.S.

By Lynn R. Mitchell

This is filed under the category of leaders with common sense.

Former Massachusetts Senator and current GOP New Hampshire Senate nominee Scott Brown appeared on Fox News and asked if American citizens who fight for ISIS abroad be allowed to keep their passports. He responded, “Let’s keep them there with their new friends.”

He expanded on that: “They’re not coming back to the United States to buy a house with a white picket fence. They’re coming back to hurt and kill us and change our way of life… Let’s keep them there with their new friends.

 

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On eve of 9/11 anniversary, Americans feel less safe

9-11_RibbonBy Lynn R. Mitchell

On the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorism attacks, Americans feel less safe in the wake of weak leadership, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that revealed:

 

47 percent feel less safe
26 feel more safe
26 feel about as safe

A year ago, 28 percent said America was less safe.

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Second American journalist reportedly beheaded by terrorists

TerrorismBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Video has surfaced reportedly showing a second American journalist being beheaded by terrorists (see ISIS video purports to show beheading of American journalist by reporter Kristina Wong at The Hill).

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has taken credit for the murder of 31-year-old freelance journalist Steven Joel Sotloff.

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