Category: Lawfare

The Muslim Brotherhood: Doctrine, Strategy, Operations and Vulnerabilities

Want to discover the vulnerabilities of the Muslim Brotherhood? Study its doctrine, strategy and operations worldwide. That’s what I set out to do in my chapter, “The Muslim Brotherhood: Doctrine, Strategy, Operations and Vulnerabilities,” appearing in the newly published book, Meeting the Ideological Challenges of Islamism: How to Combat Modern Radical Islam. The work was edited by Anna Bekele and...

In Forbes: Die-hard KGB men are still planting forged documents to pollute our thinking

“A once-feared KGB general now sits on suicide watch in a Vienna jail, a tawdry end to terrible tale. His strange story—worthy of a thriller—is a case study of how the former KGB uses forged documents to influence Western reporters, diplomats and politicians.” That’s the lead of my piece in Forbes, published September 3, which focuses on a former KGB...

9/11 reflections on a national security education lawyer

Reprinted from ActiveMeasures.org. “Anyone who can blow up the Pentagon gets my vote.” That’s what University of New Mexico Professor Richard Berthold told about a hundred student freshmen, 12 years ago today, on September 11, 2001. As the families of the 9/11 victims were still searching for their dead, a New Mexico state legislator tried to remove Berthold’s salary from...

New York Times runs my piece on neo-Marxist war propaganda

Decades after losing to Ronald Reagan’s line-in-the-sand in the 1980s, Latin American Marxist revolutionaries continue their fight in a different battlespace: the legal system. Prosecutions of former military officers and dictators, as I argue in the New York Times, aren’t about justice. They’re about winning a war by other means. In the May 19 “Room for Debate” feature of the New York Times,...

Alinsky, jailed political warriors, and Guantanamo

Jail time is valuable for a busy and distracted political warrior to rest, organize his thoughts, and develop his philosophy. Here’s what Saul Alinsky has to say about it: “. . . a periodic removal from circulation by being jailed is an essential element in the development of the revolutionary. The one problem that the revolutionary cannot cope with by...

Muslim Brotherhood influence operations – The missing Wikipedia page

Someone pulled down a thoughtful Wikipedia page, “Muslim Brotherhood Influence Operations,” early in 2012. Having rediscovered a copy of the vandalized page, I post it here for the permanent record. What follows is taken verbatim from that Wikipedia page: Muslim Brotherhood Influence Operations From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search According to Peter Probst, a global terrorism expert...

Threat of lawsuit spiked UK report on ‘head of state’ funding of al Qaeda

Was it a sharp-eyed editor’s discovery of a false story, or outside forms of influence that caused a major London newspaper to spike its story yesterday about an unnamed “head of state” whose inner circle  has been funding al Qaeda? It turns out that threats of a lawsuit under Britain’s archaic “guilty until proven innocent” libel laws, briefly caused the...

Professor part of ‘Team B’ report on enemy threat doctrine

(Institute of World Politics news release) An IWP professor is part of the now-famous ‘Team B’ report on enemy threat doctrine and operations, including the Muslim Brotherhood penetration of the United States. Annenberg Professor of International Communication J. Michael Waller joins a range of noted defense, intelligence and security experts as a contributor to Shariah: The Threat to America, a...

Terrorist recruitment and infiltration in the US: Prisons and military as an operational base

“Terrorist Recruitment and Infiltration in the United States: Prisons and Military as an Operational Base,” testimony before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate, October 14, 2003.

Undermining the war on terror: Top American Muslim groups courted by the Bush administration have used their political cover to launch influence operations and extend support to terrorists

Published by Insight magazine, a weekly of the Washington Times, March 18, 2003 by J. Michael Waller Terrorists and their supporters are doing their best to weave themselves into the political fabric of American society, say specialists in homeland security. They are operating front groups and charities to finance their operations, and they are running influence operations to weaken federal...