Former Egyptian Terrorism Official Exposes the Muslim Brotherhood’s Terror Networks

By Patrick Poole On my recent trip to Egypt, I met with Col. Khaled Okasha (ret), one of Egypt’s top former counter-terrorism officials, to discuss the developing security situation and to address a question that has received a lot of international media attention: Is the Muslim Brotherhood directly engaged in terrorism? Okasha, the director of…

The Purge of US Counterterrorism Training by the Obama Administration

New Unconstrained Analytics Report: On June 28, 2016, the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts held a hearing chaired by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) investigating a series of policies established by the Obama Administration during 2011-2012 that effectively neutered FBI counterterrorism training and blinded our nation’s national security,…

”Countering Violent Extremism“ 101

Patrick Poole of Unconstrained Analytics has written a new report providing a quick primer to the Obama Administration’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs. ”Countering Violent Extremism“ 101: A Program Collapsing Into Absurdity (pdf) In February 2015, President Obama hosted a three-day summit on “Countering Violent Extremism” (CVE) that featured a roll-out of three local programs…

DHS, White House Tout Ability to Screen Syrian Refugees. But Under Oath, FBI Says Opposite

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told USA Today yesterday that the wave of Syrian refugees that will be admitted into the U.S. in the coming year will be subjected to “extensive, thorough background checks.” But just last week, testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, FBI Director James Comey said exactly the opposite. When asked about criticisms…