For Immediate Release
January 19, 2015

Kenneth Chan





Strategy Proposed to Defeat Islamist ‘Global Jihad’

Washington DC– On Friday January 16th, the Center for Security Policy, an NRB associate member, held a panel event on Islamist extremism that was nationally televised by C-SPAN.  Pointing to recent incidents of violence and seemingly ineffective response by the United States to the threat, this panel, members of a “Tiger Team,” rolled out a new “Secure Freedom Strategy.”  The Center highlights this as “a strategy for actually countering and defeating totalitarians and their supremacist ideology that has been proven effective in the one environment that matters: the real world.” 

First, the Center’s Tiger Team worked to move an understanding of the danger away from ambiguity to a defined threat – “the Global Jihad Movement.”  Then, they sought to draw on the strengths of a Reagan-era strategy to combat the ideology of Soviet communism – “National Security Decision Directive (NSDD) 75.”  In particular, the Center states in its strategy report:

President Reagan understood that at the core of his NSDD 75 strategy had to be a robust assertion of the superiority of our constitutional republic and civilization – and a concomitant effort to delegitimate and undermine our enemies’ totalitarian form of government and repressive ideology. A similar foundation is essential for countering today’s foes, jihadis and others who seek to crush human liberty.

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., a former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy under President Reagan, is president of the Center for Security Policy.  Gaffney will be featured on the “Islam & Security” panel on Tuesday, February 24 at the NRB International Christian Media Convention.

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