Brian Michael Jenkins

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(“terrorism expert”)
Brian Michael Jenkins.jpg
Born 1942
Founder of RAND/Terrorism Chronology Database
Interests “terrorism”

Employment.png Deputy Chairman of Crisis management

In office
1989 - 1998
Employer Kroll Inc.
Brian Michael Jenkins is an "expert on terrorism". He played an important role in the redevelopment of the WTC after the 1993 bombing.

Brian Michael Jenkins is a terrorism expert who produced the RAND/Terrorism Chronology Database in the early 1970s. Edward S. Herman termed him the "Rand Corporation's top resident expert on terrorism".[1]

Official narrative

Brian Michael Jenkins' website claims that he is "the world's leading authority on terrorism & sophisticated crime."


In 1972 Jenkins worked on the RAND/Terrorism Chronology Database of "international terrorism", initially using 3” x 5” index cards.[2]

1993 World Trade Center bombing

Full article: 1993 World Trade Center bombing

Following the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the New York Port Authority asks investigative and security consulting firm Kroll Associates to help design new security measures for the WTC. Brian Michael Jenkins was Kroll’s Deputy Chairman, and he leads the analysis of future terrorist threats and how they might be addressed. Assessments conclude that a second terrorist attack against the WTC is probable. Although it is considered unlikely, the possibility of terrorists deliberately flying a plane into the WTC towers is included in the range of possible threats.[3]


Full article: Rated 4/5 9-11

Kevin Ryan writes that "For many years prior to 9/11, two Americans were in unique positions to originate and frame the national conversation about terrorism. Those same two people, Brian Michael Jenkins and L. Paul Bremer, played extraordinary roles related to aviation security and World Trade Center (WTC) security in the few years before the 9/11 attacks. Could Bremer and Jenkins have been front men for a program that hyped the threat of terrorism while at the same time manufacturing terrorist events for political purposes?"[4] Mark Gorton writes that Brian Michael Jenkins is "an absolutely key figure for understanding the core of the 9/11 operation", noting that he lead Kroll's work on the WTC after the 1993 bombing and that he advised US Secretary of State George Shultz on matters of "terrorism".[5]

"War On Terrorism"

File:Would-Be Warriors - Incidents of Jihadist Terrorist Radicalization in the United States Since September 11, 2001
Would-Be Warriors: Incidents of Jihadist Terrorist Radicalization in the United States Since September 11, 2001

Jenkins has continued to promote the "war on terror", writing to support narratives such as the "radicalization" of "Islamic terrorists". Jenkins stated to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States on March 31, 2003 after the 9/11 attacks that "Intelligence can be critical in assessing terrorist threats... Institutional intelligence capabilities need to be rebuilt."[citation needed]

He is also widely published by a lot of commercially-controlled media, including the Guardian.[6]


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Brian Jenkins, extract from The "Terrorism" Industrybook extract1990Edward S. Herman