SSG focuses on defending the value of American power against the true national security threats we face. The legislative and executive branches need rapid access to concise and factual data to inform strategic re-orientation in counter terrorism, information operations and national security policy.
There is a strong and growing belief in this country that there is an epidemic of police killings of unarmed black people and that systemic racism is to blame. We decided to look at the most definitive statistics available and see if that is supported by evidence. We are happy to report it is not …
This document proposes a military-lite, foreign-aid-lite approach to executing American foreign policy in the Middle East. The basic aim is for the United States to positively affect our interests by rewarding friends and punishing enemies. …
This is a public excerpt from our full Grand Strategy document. The intent of publishing this excerpt is to show that President Trump’s approach, though a significant departure from recent American foreign policy, is defensible both strategically and morally. …
Entire classes of Washington fixtures including media outlets and think tanks have been unable or unwilling to address and communicate the most basic requirements of American nationhood, our security and sovereignty.
SSG focuses on defending the value of American power against the true threats we face. Both the legislative and executive branches need rapid access to concise and factual data to inform strategic re-orientation in counterterrorism and national security policy. That’s what Security Studies Group is all about.
Jim served in US Army Special Forces and conducted Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Insurgency as well as Diplomatic, Intelligence and Humanitarian operations in more than a dozen countries. He is the author of Cut Down the Black Flag – A Plan to Defeat the Islamic State, and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, BBC, Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, C-Span, and numerous national radio shows.[email protected]@JimHansonDC
Sr. VP, Strategic Operations
David has spent the last decade as consultant in national security and political warfare. He works at the intersection of communications and policy, specializing in Sunni Islamist movements. He received a BA from George Washington University in International Affairs, with a concentration in the history of the Cold War. He is a Claremont Fellow, and his work appears at The Federalist, Claremont Review of Books and PJMedia.
Dr. Brad Patty
Executive Vice President
Brad's work has received formal commendations from the 30th Heavy Brigade, the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, the 3rd Infantry Division and the 1st Cavalry Division. Dr. Patty holds his PhD in philosophy from the University of Georgia, and a Masters in history from Armstrong in Savannah.