Stephen Coughlin

Coughlin for Beginners

By Jeffrey Breinholt, CounterterrorismBlog.org, Major Steve Coughlin has been in the news lately. Little of the attention has focused on his ideas, rather than the intrigue surrounding the non-renewal of his contact as a briefer for the Joint Chiefs of Staffs, supposedly because he violated the sensibilities of the current climate. Meanwhile, his 300-page master’s…

To Our Great Detriment: Ignoring What Extremists Say About Jihad

To Our Great Detriment: Ignoring What Extremists Say About Jihad is the unclassified thesis submitted by Major Stephen Coughlin, Military Intelligence, USAR, NDIC Class 2007 to the faculty of the National Defense Intelligence College in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence, July 2007. CONTENTS Chapter One…