Frank Gaffney held several defense and security positions under President Ronald Reagan having previously served as an aide to Senator Henry M. Jackson. In 1988 Gaffney founded the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C., and currently holds the position of president. His recent work centers on exposing the threat of radical Islam. He cowrote Shariah: The Threat to America. He routinely publishes articles for many conservative journals and is a frequent guest on conservative radio and television.