Center for Security Policy
|Motto||Peace through Strength|
|Headquarters||1901 Pennsylvania Avenue NW|
Founder and President
The Center for Security Policy (CSP) is a pro-Israel activist group and self-described think tank that has been accused of propagating conspiracy theories. CSP was founded in 1988 by noted conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney, Jr. and advocates policies based on what it describes as a philosophy of "Peace through Strength." 
Salon has reported that in 2013, CSP received donations from "Boeing ($25,000); General Dynamics ($15,000); Lockheed Martin ($15,000); Northrup Grumman ($5,000); Raytheon ($20,000); and General Electric ($5,000)".
The Southern Poverty Law Center has accused the CSP's "alarming investigative reports" as designed "to reinforce [Frank] Gaffney's delusions." In one of the group's "Occasional Papers," it alleged Huma Abedin, then Hillary Clinton's aide, was an undercover spy for the Muslim Brotherhood. The CSP's accusation was denounced by John McCain, John Boehner, Scott Brown, and Marco Rubio.
Gaffney's leadership of the organization has also prompted criticism of the group in the context of specific accusations made by Gaffney, including that the logo of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency “appears ominously to reflect a morphing of the Islamic crescent and star with the Obama campaign logo” and is part of a “worrying pattern of official U.S. submission to Islam.”
|“||During a Q&A session with the conference’s attendees, a woman came up to the microphone and introduced herself as a “retired schoolteacher.” Two minutes and twenty seconds later, she was dragged away while screaming about how the “communist dictator” Obama was trying to destroy the country by trying to nuke Charleston.||”|
The Center does not take an official position on global warming – it focuses its work on domestic and international politics. However, it is a member organization of the Cooler Heads Coalition which seeks to "dispel the myths of global warming by exposing flawed scientific, economic, and risk analysis."
In recognition of various achievements, the Center hosts 4 awards for varying accomplishments.
Keeper of the Flame Award
"Since 1990, the Center for Security Policy has recognized individuals for devoting their public careers to the defense of the United States and American values around the world. Those extraordinary individuals are the Keepers of the Flame." The majority of awards have gone to senior military figures and Republican politicians. A notable exception to this pattern is world chess champion, Garry Kasparov.
- 2012 - Peter King, U.S. Congressman from New York, chairman of the United States House Committee on Homeland Security
- 2011 - Howard McKeon, U.S. Congressman from California, chairman of the United States House Committee on Armed Services
- 2010 - Gen. James T. Conway, Commandant of the Marine Corps
- 2009 - Dick Cheney, 46th Vice-President of the United States of America, former Defense Secretary
- 2008 - Gen. Jack Keane, Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
- 2007 - Senator Joe Lieberman, of Connecticut, chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
- 2006 - Duncan Hunter, Congressman from California—Chairman, House Armed Services Committee and Those Who Serve
- 2005 - Senator James Inhofe, of Oklahoma, and the Heroes of the Homefront
- 2004 - Gen. Peter Pace, Future Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- 2003 - Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense, future President of the World Bank
- 2002 - Gen. Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- 2001 - James Schlesinger, former Secretary of Defense, former Secretary of Energy, former Director of Central Intelligence
- 2000 - Floyd Spence, U.S. Congressman from South Carolina, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee
- 1999 - Gen. James L. Jones, Commandant, US Marine Corps, future National Security Adviser
- 1998 - Donald H. Rumsfeld, former and future Secretary of Defense
- 1997 - Christopher Cox, U.S. Congressman from California, future chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- 1996 - Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
- 1995 - Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States
- 1994 - Jon Kyl, U.S. Congressman from Arizona, future United States Senator
- 1993 - Malcolm S. "Steve" Forbes Jr., Publisher of Forbes magazine
- 1992 - Senator Malcolm Wallop, from Wyoming
- 1991 - Garry Kasparov, World Chess Champion
- 1990 - Caspar Weinberger, former Secretary of Defense
Freedom Flame Award
"The Freedom Flame Award recognizes individuals who have exemplified the ideals of freedom, democracy, economic opportunity and international strength to which the Center for Security Policy is committed."
- 2013 - Allen West, Former U.S. Representative for the 22nd Congressional District of Florida.
- 2012 - Michael Mukasey, 81st Attorney General of the United States.
- 2011 - John Lehman, Former Secretary of the Navy.
- 2010 - 'The Manhattan Seven' (Debra Burlingame, Andrew C. McCarthy, Aaron Harrison, Tim Brown, Tim Sumner, Beth Gilinsky, and Amanda Bowman), Seven individuals who were awarded for their collective efforts in rallying public opposition against Pres. Barack Obama.
- 2009 - Herb London, President of London Center for Policy Research and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
- 2008 - Jim Woolsey, National security and energy specialist and former Director of Central Intelligence.
- 2007 - Ray Kelly, Longest serving Commissioner of the New York City Police Department.
- 2006 - John Bolton, American lawyer and diplomat.
- 2005 - Richard Perle, American political advisor, consultant, and lobbyist.
- 2004 - Lawrence and Susan Kadish, Founding chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition.
- 2002 - Fred Thompson, American politician, actor, attorney, lobbyist, columnist, and radio host.
- 1998 - Jeane Kirkpatrick, American Ambassador and anti-communist.
- 1997 - Edwin Meese III, Noted attorney and law professor who served in Reagan Administration.
- 1996 - William J. Casey, Director of Central Intelligence.
- 1994 - Dr. Robert H. Krieble, Chemist who co-founded the Loctite Corporation.
- 1993 - Albert Wohlstetter, Nuclear strategist.
- 1992 - Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first female prime minister.
Mightier Pen Award
"The ‘Mightier Pen’ Award was launched in 2001 in recognition of individuals who have, through their published writings, contributed to the public’s appreciation of the need for robust U.S. national security policies and military strength as an indispensable ingredient in promoting international peace."
- 2012 - Monica Crowley.
- 2012 - Roger Ailes.
- 2010 - Dick Morris.
- 2009 - Norman Podhoretz.
- 2008 - Andrew McCarthy.
- 2007 - Mark Steyn.
- 2006 - Lou Dobbs.
- 2005 - Claudia Rosett.
- 2004 - William F. Buckley, Jr.
- 2003 - Abe Rosenthal.
- 2002 - Charles Krauthammer.
- 2001 - Mark Helprin.
The Sacred Honor Award
"The Sacred Honor Award is named after the solemn vow made by the signers of the Declaration of Independence when they wrote, “We mutually pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”" There are no recipients of this award as of yet.
- Frank Gaffney, Project for the New American Century
- Caroline Glick, American-Israeli journalist for Makor Rishon and deputy managing editor of The Jerusalem Post,
- Richard Perle, former chairman of the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee and United States Assistant Secretary of Defense
- Reilly, Michael (25 April 2007). "EADS: Partner or proliferator?". Center for Security Policy. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
- Cockburn, Alexander (2003). The Politics of Anti-Semitism. AK. p. 132. ISBN 1902593774.
- "Media Matters". http://mediamatters.org. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
- "Fear, Inc.". americanprogress.org. Center for American Progress. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
- Green, Hannah (25 June 2014). "What the Right Misses About Islamic Extremism: A Conversation With Saba Ahmed". The Nation. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
- "Presidential Candidates Set to Appear at Event Hosted By Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theorist". The Bridge Initiative. Georgetown University. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
- About Us," centerforsecuritypolicy.org, http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/about_us.xml.
- http://www.mediatransparency.org/recipientgrants.php?recipientID=489[dead link] Center for Security Policy grant listing, Media Transparency.com
- Clifton, Eli (1 October 2014). "Look who’s backing Islamophobe Frank Gaffney". www.salon.com (Salon Media Group, Inc.). Retrieved 1 October 2014.
- "Frank Gaffney Jr.". Southern Poverty Law Center. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
- "Far-right birther’s secret funders: Look who’s backing Islamophobe Frank Gaffney". Salon. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
- "Here's Why You Shouldn't Trust the Latest Poll on American Muslims". Huffington Post. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- Nguyen, Tina. "Watch Santorum Painfully React to Totally Batty Question About ‘Communist Dictator’ Obama". Mediaite (18 March 2015). Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- "About". Competitive Enterprise Institute. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
- http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/modules/newsmanager/inside%20the%20ctr%20images%20pdfs/AnnualReport2001.pdf[dead link] Center for Security Policy, Annual Report 2001