By Stephen Coughlin
After the occasions of September eleven, 2001, Stephen Coughlin was once mobilized from his deepest zone occupation to the Intelligence Directorate on the Joint Chiefs of employees to paintings in concentrating on. therefore begun his schooling in terrorism. within the years that undefined, Coughlin earned popularity because the Pentagon’s prime specialist at the Islamic-based doctrines motivating jihadi teams that confront the US. He got here into call for as a coach and lecturer at major instructions and senior carrier employees associations, together with the nationwide security collage, the military and army conflict faculties, the Marine Corps-Quantico, the nation division, and the FBI. So powerful have been his displays that a few within the designated operations neighborhood dubbed them “Red tablet” briefings, a connection with an iconic scene within the Matrix. It’s an apt metaphor: as soon as the proof and doctrines are appropriately defined and understood, there's no going back.
This used to be greater than our enemies – and, it kind of feels, our leaders – may perhaps tolerate. starting in 2011, the Muslim Brotherhood confident the White condominium to prohibit Coughlin and positioned an finish to his briefings. The movement was once in response to shariah suggestions of slander that search to blindfold the US to definite realities that render us defenseless opposed to a hazard made existential through the very lack of understanding it will get our leaders to implement. In occasions like this – while the White House’s former counterterrorism strategist can claim it unconstitutional to permit nationwide safeguard analysts to appear to Islam to appreciate jihad – there’s an pressing have to draw back the blindfold in an effort to see and confront the probability. Such is the target of Catastrophic Failure. The e-book, drawn seriously from Coughlin’s “outlawed” briefings, is a complete overview of Islamic legislations and doctrine recognized to shape the root of adversarial chance recommendations directed opposed to the US and the West, the demanding situations they current, and the ideologically brought on breakdown of fact-based decisionmaking that's not anything wanting expert malpractice by way of our nationwide protection elites.