We receive a lot of books to review but Frank Gaffney’s The Indictment: Prosecuting the Chinese Communist Party & Friends for Crimes against America, China, and the World is easily the most compelling and consequential book that’s come across our desk for review in a long, long time.
Indeed, we found it so compelling that we ordered three to share with friends, but we’re getting ahead of explaining the book and why you should buy it, read it and share it.
As Mr. Gaffney and Dede Laugesen explain in The Indictment, a generation ago, Ronald Reagan mapped out and executed a strategy for taking down a previous totalitarian communist regime that sought America’s destruction: the Soviet Union’s “evil empire.” And in The Indictment, Mr. Gaffney challenges America’s political leadership to settle for nothing less with respect to our time’s existential threat to freedom: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
That the CCP can and must be thwarted in its determined bid to crush liberty, destroy our country and institute what Xi Jinping calls “global governance,” directed and enforced from Beijing should be the top-of-mind goal of every American leader, whether in Congress, the military, the Executive Branch, state governments, and especially among thought leaders in the political parties, think tanks and the media.
The Indictment is the fruit of a comprehensive effort to develop and champion a Reaganesque strategy for the present moment. It draws upon a comprehensive program of some 70 webinars conducted by the Committee on the Present Danger: China addressing: 1) the CCP’s decades-long, self-described “Unrestricted Warfare” against America and 2) the role America’s “elites” have played in helping the Chinese Communists win.
Drawing upon all this content, The Indictment identifies nine criminal “Charges” that can and must be brought and prosecuted, at least in the court of public opinion, against the Chinese Communist Party and its American enablers. If, moreover, the CCP is designated as the Transnational Criminal Organization (TCO) it is, actual criminal prosecutions of the Party and its friends should also be possible.
The Indictment also enumerates twenty specific actions that are required to punish the perpetrators of war crimes against America and humanity – and defeat those likely in the offing.
The Indictment is intended to inspire and equip congressional investigators, patriotic executive branch officials, journalists and the public at large to review these charges and recommended actions for a surpassingly important and extremely urgent purpose: Bringing to justice and taking down the Chinese Communist Party for its horrific criminal conduct – past, present and that in the works – against its own people and countless others, including ours.
Frank Gaffney acted as an Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Reagan and, in 1988, founded the Center for Security Policy. He is today the Center’s Executive Chairman and the Vice Chairman of its Committee on the Present Danger: China. Mr. Gaffney is the host of the daily “Securing America” program on the Real America’s Voice TV network and American Family Radio network. Dede Laugesen is the Executive Secretary of the Committee on the Present Danger China.
The Indictment: Prosecuting the Chinese Communist Party & Friends for Crimes against America, China, and the World
Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
Committee on the Present Danger: China
Transnational Criminal Organization (TCO)
Center for Security Policy