Shariah: Threat to America - Team B II
This study is the result of months of analysis, discussion and drafting by a group of top security policy experts concerned with the preeminent totalitarian threat of our time: the legal-political-military doctrine known within Islam as "shariah." It is designed to provide a comprehensive and articulate "second opinion" on the official characterizations and assessments of this threat as put forth by the United States government. The authors, under the sponsorship of the Center for Security Policy, have modeled this work on an earlier "exercise in competitive analysis" which came to be known as the "Team B" Report. The present Team B II report is based entirely on unclassified, readily available sources. As with the original Team B analysis, however, this study challenges the assumptions underpinning the official line in the conflict with today's totalitarian threat, which is currently euphemistically described as "violent extremism," and the policies of co-existence, accommodation and submission that are rooted in those assumptions.
(370 pages, paperback)
About the Authors
LT. GEN. WILLIAM "JERRY" BOYKIN served primarily in Delta Force and Special Forces, then as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence in the Pentagon, overseeing the gathering and exploitation of intelligence during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
LT. GEN. EDWARD SOYSTER served as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency during the Panama Invasion and Desert Shield/Storm.
CHRISTINE BRIM is the Chief Operating Officer at the Center for Security Policy. She has over twenty years experience in risk management, business continuity planning and disaster recovery planning.
STEPHEN C. COUGHLIN is an attorney and holds the rank of Major in the U.S. Army Reserves. He is a specialist on Islamic Shariah Law, Islamic doctrine and ideology, and the strategic information, international law, and intelligence.
MICHAEL DEL ROSSO has served as CEO and CTO of large public companies and early stage companies. He is a Lincoln Fellow at The Claremont Institute where he is presently Research Fellow in National Security Policy, Senior Fellow for Homeland and National Security at the Center for Security Policy.
FRANK GAFFNEY is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy. In 1987, Mr. Gaffney was nominated by President Reagan to become the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, the senior position at the Pentagon with responsibility for policies involving nuclear forces, arms control and US-European defense relations.
JOHN GUANDOLO is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, an Officer in the Marine Corps and a former Special Agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Shortly after 9/11, he worked the Counterterrorism Division of the Washington Field Office, developing an expertise in the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic doctrine, and the global Islamic Movement.
TOM TRENTO is the Director of the Florida Security Council.
R. JAMES WOOLSEY served as the Director of Central Intelligence (1993-95).
DAVID YERUSHALMI is General Counsel to the Center for Security Policy. He is a lawyer specializing in litigation and risk analysis as it relates to geo-strategic policy, national security, securities law, and disclosure.