About JG
John Guandolo is a US Naval Academy graduate, served as an Infantry/Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marines and is a combat veteran, served as a Special Agent in the FBI from 1996-2008, and was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense to conduct strategic analysis of the Islamic threat. He is the President and Founder of Understanding the Threat (UTT).


In an article released this week, the commercial intelligence company STRATFOR, which is read by national security professionals and civilians alike, demonstrated their complete ignorance of the Muslim Brotherhood threat globally and in the U.S. by attacking Saudi Arabia and the UAE for considering the Muslim Brotherhood and U.S. MB/Hamas groups CAIR and MAS “terrorists” […]


UAE Designates CAIR and MAS TERRORIST Organizations

In confirming what Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt have already done by outlawing the Muslim Brotherhood, the United Arab Emerates (UAE) named the Muslim Brotherhood and many of their subsidiary organizations – including the U.S. based Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim American Society  (MAS) – as “Terrorist” organizations. CAIR and MAS […]



Today marks the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. From Tripoli to the Meuse Argonne to Guadalcanal to the Chosin Reservoir to Hue City to Fallujah – Marines have consistently answered the nation’s call to defeat our enemies and defend our citizens. As America and the world watch the Global Islamic Movement rolling […]


Election Results are an Opportunity, Not a Victory

As Americans digest the historic results of Tuesday’s elections and consider the national security implications, there is optimism because of the opportunity we have.  This, however, should not be confused with the surety of results. As has been noted on several occasions on the UTT blog and in outside media sources, the GOP has been […]


Jihad in New York City – Again

A jihadi attacked New York City policemen Thursday with a hatchet, wounding  two officers in Jamaica, NY, one severely with a gash to the head. According to sources, the offender was in direct contact with a Muslim Brotherhood leader who was discussing the jihad with him.  This jihadi, like all others, seems to be misunderstanding […]


U.S. Hamas Targets Americans – FBI Silent

Hamas in the United States – doing business as CAIR – has again targeted Americans by publishing a list of “Islamophobes” and promoting it within the Islamic community and beyond.  UTT Founder John Guandolo is on this list. This is a public call for the people on the list to be killed for the crime […]


Total Strategic Incoherence

Enough Americans have a solid understanding of the threats our nation currently faces that the perspective of history is unnecessary for us to recognize – in the moment – that our leadership is catastrophically unprofessional in their national security duties, and we have now achieved a level of strategic incoherence never before seen in recorded […]


Facts & Evidence Expose MB/Hamas in Arizona While Local Media Collaborators Defend Stealth Jihadis

Friday in Tempe, Arizona, UTT (Understanding the Threat) rocked the worlds of over 300 prosecutors and law enforcement officials by detailing the threat from the Islamic Jihadi Movement to the United States using facts and evidence. The audience stated – without one dissenting voice – they were unaware of the information presented and the information […]

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