Category: Threat doctrine

Designing an Information Warfare Campaign Against the Global Jihadi Movement

The US Army has published my chapter, “Designing an Information Warfare Campaign Against the Global Jihadi Movement,” as part of the Threat Knowledge Group’s special report, The Islamic State and Information Warfare: Defeating ISIS and the Broader Global Jihadist Movement. The report, written in 2014, was prepared for the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, US Army Special Operations...

CNN discusses US propaganda effort against ISIS

Today, Ashleigh Banfield of CNN ran a segment on US propaganda efforts against the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists. The US State Department seems very proud of its “Just Say No”-style videos designed to persuade prospective ISIS recruits from joining the cause. Ashleigh seemed very skeptical – and rightly so – about the effort, and CNN invited me over for an...

Join me at the US Capitol building for strategy conference on Al Qaeda and Ikhwan

Join me and eight other experts at the United States Capitol building on Friday, September 6, for a day-long conference on Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood: A New American Strategy. Sponsored by the Westminster Institute, the conference addresses the failure of US policy in the Middle East and Africa, a policy that centers on the belief that supporting “non-violent”...

MAJ Nidal Hasan: He described his threat doctrine in Army powerpoint long before Fort Hood

Fort Hood jihadist MAJ Nidal Hasan described his ideology in a powerpoint presentation to his fellow soldiers at Walter Reed Army Hospital. He outlined his threat doctrine long before he shot up Fort Hood.  Download MAJ Hasan Slides Because he didn’t describe it as a “threat doctrine” but merely as an expression of religious belief, the Army took no action...

Egyptian president reaffirms his Muslim Brotherhood loyalty

Without any apologies for his country or for the Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi says that he is seeking to maintain ties to the United States – and adds that the US, not his government, that has the responsibility to change. The Muslim Brotherhood, he adds, is part of his political fiber. “I grew up with the Muslim Brotherhood,”...

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...

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.

International terrorism: The Communist connection revisited

International Terrorism: The Communist Connection Revisited Archives show Islamist terrorism linkages to Soviet Cold War intelligence By J. Michael Waller PAPERS & STUDIES Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, 2003 Seeing the unseen links Twenty-five years ago, Stefan Possony posited the then-radical thesis that the Soviet Union was behind much of the world’s growing terrorist problem, and that otherwise independent terrorist organizations...