Tag: terrorism

Why global terrorism will always be a domestic problem

Why global terrorism will always be a domestic problem

| August 3, 2016

By Roger Caldwell (NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist) President Obama underestimated the threat of ISIS, by calling the organization a “JV team” during his 2012 election campaign. This was a miscalculation in terms of his thinking and strategy. In 2016, many countries around the globe are trying to destroy this violent extremist organization as each […]

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Leaders provide vision—not division

Leaders provide vision—not division

| December 30, 2015

By the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. NNPA News Wire Columnist Leaders provide vision. They help people understand where they are, how they got there and what they must do to go forward. They help calm nerves and strengthen courage. They are steady in times of trouble, inspiring in times of demoralization. Donald Trump’s reaction to […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Why can’t we win the terrorist war?

Beyond the Rhetoric: Why can’t we win the terrorist war?

| December 16, 2015

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist It has been two years since our president declared the ISIS movement a “JV” team. He implied this terrorist coalition was no big thing and we shouldn’t worry about it. Since that time ISIS has stretched its footprint to Libya, a majority of Syria and a significant […]

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There are huge, obvious holes in Trump’s views on combatting terrorism

There are huge, obvious holes in Trump’s views on combatting terrorism

| December 16, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist I awoke to a story that presidential candidate Donald Trump was now proposing that the families of terrorists should be killed. As best as I can tell, his rationale is that if any terrorists know that their families will be killed, they are less likely to be […]

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Paris, terror and the forgotten

Paris, terror and the forgotten

| December 1, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist I received a call a few days after the Paris terrorist attack from a relative. She was, quite understandably, deeply unsettled by the attack. She asked me why it was that the Muslim community was so silent about jihadist attacks. I told her that they were—and are—not […]

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Africa leaders don Indian kurtas in sign of warming ties

Africa leaders don Indian kurtas in sign of warming ties

| November 3, 2015

(GIN)—A four-day super summit of Indian and African business leaders, ministers, and, of course, media, gave a boost to Indian influence on the continent and a tweak to China, the other Asian giant in the region. With more than 40 African heads of state in attendance at the gathering in New Delhi, it was one […]

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Africa to get counterterrorism assist from U.S. Green Berets

Africa to get counterterrorism assist from U.S. Green Berets

| January 28, 2015

(GIN)—U.S. Army Special Forces, America’s highly-trained operatives in unconventional warfare, direct action, reconnaissance and counterterrorism, are preparing for one of their biggest exercises of the year in Africa. Under the name “Flintlock 2015,” the exercise is a multinational training of troops in several West African countries including Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Tunisia.  It kicks off […]

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Military wives demand end to deployments against Boko Haram

Military wives demand end to deployments against Boko Haram

| August 12, 2014

(GIN)—Wives of military soldiers say they are fed up with government’s top brass sending under-equipped foot soldiers to fight the better-armed Boko Haram rebels. Skirmishes with the rebel fighters left hundreds dead last week in the north-eastern city of Gwoza in Borno state. Press reports estimated that about 100 women were protesting at the Giwa […]

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Nigerian government fails our missing girls—and our country

Nigerian government fails our missing girls—and our country

| May 14, 2014

By Oluwa Tosin Adegbola NNPA Guest Columnist The cold facts stare us in our face: Fact 1: More than 300 girls were abducted from the rural northeast region of Nigeria on April 15 while attending secondary school; 276 are still believed to be held captive. Fact 2: The federal government has yet to forcibly intervene to […]

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‘Thugs in the Desert’ at the Bundy ranch

‘Thugs in the Desert’ at the Bundy ranch

| May 14, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels ​ NNPA Columnist One can be forgiven for thinking the contest for the most outrageous, publicly-exposed racist behavior of recent weeks was between Cliven Bundy, the chiseling Nevada rancher, and Donald Sterling, the despicable billionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. As New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow wrote recently of […]

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