Meet William Gawthrop
WND: The Pentagon must study the Muslim prophet Muhammad and his military doctrine to beat the growing number of jihadists, a former senior Pentagon intelligence official warns.
The failure of Pentagon brass to implement a "systematic study" of Muhammad's military doctrine is hurting the U.S. military's effort to control and defeat insurgents and terrorists, complains William Gawthrop, who until recent months headed a key counterintelligence and counterterrorism program set up at the Pentagon after 9/11...
"If the United States, moderate Muslim governments and the non-Muslim world seek to engage ideological adversaries on their own ground," he said, "they will have to develop, use and maintain the full range of capabilities in the ideological component of national power, and address Islam's strategic themes directly."
This begs the question, why is Gawthrop a "former" senior Pentagon intelligence official? Rumsfeld has embraced the "it's all so complicated and there are hundreds of parameters by which to measure success" non-strategy strategy. But the simple truth is, there is no strategy in the overall war, the battle for civilization. Gawthrop might possibly have pointed this out.
Posted on 10/31/2006 6:51 AM by Rebecca Bynum