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Thwarted Attack at Military Base Highlights Heightened Security Risks

A potential terrorist attack on a U.S. military base was thwarted, but Americans have unanswered questions.

In a recent White House briefing, Peter Doocy pressed Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre for answers about a shocking security breach at the Quantico Marine Corps Base in Virginia, where two Jordanian immigrants, masquerading as Amazon delivery drivers, attempted what could very well have been a planned terrorist attack. In response, Jean-Pierre deflected, citing the incident as an “active law enforcement matter,” and refused to offer any substantial information, directing queries to ICE.

This evasion by the White House is more than just frustrating—it’s downright alarming. The incident at Quantico involved these two men attempting to force their way through the base’s main gate using a box truck. They were exposed not merely as fraudulent delivery personnel but as serious security threats—one had previously crossed the southern border illegally and the other was on the U.S. terrorist watch list. This isn’t just a failure; it’s a glaring loophole in our national security that was nearly exploited to catastrophic effect.

Our National Security Is in Danger

Yet, this isn’t just about one failed attack. This incident starkly illustrates the broader issues plaguing our national security framework—from porous borders to inadequate vetting processes that allow individuals from terrorist watch lists to not just enter but attempt to infiltrate a top military installation. It’s a chilling reminder of the ongoing internal and external threats facing America.

Moreover, the White House’s reluctance to address the situation openly contributes to an increasing distrust in government transparency and accountability. This isn’t merely poor communication; it’s a deliberate obfuscation that leaves Americans unsure of their own safety. At a time when anti-American sentiment is not only rising abroad, particularly in the Middle East, but alarmingly within our own borders, the need for clear and honest communication from our leaders has never been more critical.

This incident should be a wake-up call to the Biden administration and all leaders that national security must be a top priority. The American people deserve to know the full extent of what happened at Quantico and assurances that measures are being taken to tighten security protocols and prevent similar incidents. Our nation’s security should never be compromised by political reluctance or bureaucratic delays. It’s high time the administration reaffirms its commitment to protecting American soil and its citizens with more than just words—it needs to show decisive, transparent action.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.