About Understanding the Threat
Understanding the Threat to America reveals the danger posed by individuals and organizational entities that pretend to be "moderate" to gain our trust while they secretly work to supplant our Constitution with Islamic Law. The information available on this website exposes the organizational infrastructure, individual actors, and tactics of the "civilizational jihad," and arms citizens with the practical knowledge they will need to defeat this existential threat to our way of life.
About John Guandolo
When counterterrorism expert and former federal agent John Guandolo graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1989 he accepted a commission as an officer in the US Marines where he served as a combat Infantry Platoon Commander with the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment during Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield, and from 1991 to 1996, as a Platoon Commander, Assistant Operations Officer, and Airborne and Diving Officer in the 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company.
John resigned his commission in 1996 and joined the FBI in the Washington Field Office where he investigated numerous cases and served as Swat Team Leader. He was also one of the Bureau's Advanced Capability Medics. While working in the FBI's Counterterrorism Division, John became an expert on the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Law (a.k.a. Shari'ah) and teaching, and the Global Islamic Movement (GIM). The knowledge he accumulated on these related topics earned the FBI's "Subject Matter Expert (SME)" designation, a role that gave him the opportunity to design and implement the FBI's first counter-terrorism training course.
During a briefing to the Vice President's National Security Staff in 2007, Executive Assistant Director of the FBI hailed John's course as "groundbreaking" and that same year, US Senators John Kyl and Joseph Lieberman presented John with the DC-based Center for Security Policy's "Defender of the Homeland" award in appreciation of his innovative work. Mr. Guandolo continues to advise federal, state and local government and law enforcement on the Global Islamic Movement threat to national security.