Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Shariah: The Threat To America: An Exercise In Competitive Analysis (Report of 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.
LT. GEN. WILLIAM "JERRY" BOYKIN served primarily in Delta Force and Special Forces, then as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence in the Pentagon. LT. GEN. EDWARD SOYSTER served as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency during the Panama Invasion and Desert Shield/Storm. CHRISTINE BRIM was the Chief Operating Officer at the Center for Security Policy. AMB. HENRY F. COOPER served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force and as Assistant Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). STEPHEN C. COUGHLIN is a specialist on Islamic Shariah Law, Islamic doctrine and ideology, and the strategic information, international law, and intelligence. MICHAEL DEL ROSSO served as CEO and CTO of large public companies and early stage companies. He is a Lincoln Fellow at The Claremont Institute and Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy. FRANK GAFFNEY is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy. He acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. 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. BRIAN T. KENNEDY is President of the Claremont Institute. CLARE M. LOPEZ is a a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy and vice president of the Intelligence Summit. ADM. JAMES "ACE" LYONS is was Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. ANDREW C. MCCARTHY was an assistant US attorney in the Southern District of New York, and in 1995 he led the terrorism prosecution against the "Blind Sheikh" for the first World Trade Center bombing. PATRICK POOLE is one of the nation's leading analysts on issues related to the Muslim Brotherhood and terrorist activities in the United States. JOSEPH E. SCHMITZ served as the fifth Senate-confirmed Inspector General of the Department of Defense. TOM TRENTO is the Director of United West. J. MICHAEL WALLER is Vice President for Information Operations at the Center for Security Policy. DIANA WEST is a columnist and the author of The Death of the Grown-Up: How America's Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization. R. JAMES WOOLSEY served as the Director of Central Intelligence (1993-95). DAVID YERUSHALMI is General Counsel to the Center for Security Policy.