Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. The Center is a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational corporation established in 1988. Under Mr. Gaffney’s leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters.
Andrew C. McCarthy is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute (NRI), a contributing editor at National Review, and the author of two New York Times bestsellers, Willfull Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (Encounter Books 2008), and most recently, The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America (Encounter Books 2010). He is one of the Nation's most prominent voices on legal and national security issues.
Charles E. Rice is Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame Law School. His areas of specialization are constitutional law and jurisprudence. Professor Rice served in the United States Marine Corps and is a Lt. Col. in the Marine Corps Reserve (Ret.). He practiced law in New York City and taught at New York University Law School and Fordham Law School before joining, in 1969, the faculty of law at Notre Dame. He currently teaches "Law and Morality" at Notre Dame.
Joseph E. Schmitz served as the fifth Senate-confirmed Inspector General of the Department of Defense from April 2002 to September 2005. As such, he was agency head of the most expansive Inspector General organization in the world, with statutory policy oversight responsibility for roughly 60,000 auditors, investigators, inspectors, law enforcement officers, and oversight professionals throughout the Department of Defense. For his service as Inspector General of the Department of Defense, Mr. Schmitz was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the highest honorary award presented by the Secretary of Defense to non-career federal employees.
R. James Woolsey is a former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr. Woolsey is a frequent contributor to major publications and from time to time gives public speeches on the subjects of foreign affairs, defense, energy, and intelligence. Mr. Woolsey previously served in the U.S. Government on five different occasions, where he held Presidential appointments in two Republican and two Democratic administrations, most recently (1993-95) as Director of Central Intelligence.