| History: A highly agitational
"think tank" founded in 1988, CSP has sometimes
served as the political pasture for Reagan and Bush I administration
officials who subsequently resurfaced as leading "neocon"
voices in the current Bush administration.
Ideology: CSP's website says it's about "Promoting
international peace through American strength. It accomplishes
this goal by stimulating and informing national and international
policy debates." Actually, the CSP has been one of
the most audible voices for war against Iraq, posting pro-war
documents on its website. It opposes the Israeli-Palestinian
CSP is Noted For: Its connection to the U.S. Government's
most bellicose factions and the far right of the Zionist
CSP Key Leaders: James Degraffenreid, Margo D.B.
Carlisle, Douglas Feith, currently the Under Secretary of
Defense for Policy, served as board chair before returning
to the Pentagon in 2000. CSP was founded by Frank Gaffney,
who held a post in the Reagan Defense Department. Gaffney
has been described as a protégé of Defense
Policy Board Chairman Richard Perle.
Money from Moskowitz's Bingo: $512,000 for CSP between
1992 and 2001; $100,000 for JINSA between 1997 and 2001
CSP has close ties with the Jewish Institute for National
Security Affairs (JINSA, another beneficiary of Moskowitz's
Bingo), with several members serving on both groups' boards.
JINSA was founded in 1976 by neoconservatives concerned
that the United States might not provide Israel with adequate
military supplies in the event of another Arab-Israeli war,
according to The Nation.
A 2002 article in The Nation reported: "On no issue
is the JINSA/CSP hard line more evident than in its relentless
campaign for war--not just with Iraq, but 'total war,' as
Michael Ledeen, one of the most influential JINSAns in Washington,
put it last year. For this crew, 'regime change' by any
means necessary in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia and the
Palestinian Authority is an urgent imperative."
CSP has also received millions of dollars in donations
from war contractors such as Lockheed Martin and Boeing,
and Lockheed Martin executives sit on its board.
Read an article about Center for Security Policy:
The Men From JINSA and CSP