Center for Security Policy, September 13, 2012
Over more than a decade following 9/11, MAJ Stephen Coughlin was one of the US government’s most astute and objective analysts, and an expert in the connections between Islamic law, terrorism and the jihadist movement around the globe.
Through knowledge of published Islamic law, MAJ Coughlin had a demonstrated ability to forecast events both in the Middle East and domestically and to accurately assess the future threat posture of jihadist entities before they happen.
He has briefed at the Pentagon, for national and state law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and on Capitol Hill for Members of Congress. Today, he is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy. His book, Catastrophic Failure, will be released in late 2012.
With this series of presentations, the general public has access to a professional standard of intelligence training in order to better understand the jihadist threat.
Part 1: Lectures on National Security & Counterterror Analysis (Introduction)
Part 2: Understanding the War on Terror Through Islamic Law:
Part 3: Abrogation and the ‘Milestones’ Process:
Part 4: Muslim Brotherhood, Arab Spring & the ‘Milestones’ Process:
Part 5: The Role of the OIC in Enforcing Islamic Law:
Part 6: The Boston Attack and “Individual Jihad” – summary of key points