ALPF welcomes international relations and ideological expert Joseph Butta as a senior fellow.
Mr. Joseph “Joe” Butta began his service with the United States Government in 1986 as an investigator for the Department of Defense. After five years, Joe entered a government internship that focused on issues in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Balkans. Mr. Butta graduated from this program as an Intelligence Analyst in 1995. In addition to becoming a Middle East North Africa Desk Officer, Joe spent approximately five years with NATO’s Southern Command as an Analyst and Liaison Officer in support of allied operations in the Balkans. He then spent three years as a Collection Officer preparing Concept of Operations (CONOPs) for U.S. war fighters deploying in support of operations in the Middle East and South Asia.
Joe also worked as a Threat Analyst for the Interagency OPSEC Support Staff. In this position, he focused on international and ideological threats that exploit U.S. vulnerabilities to gain access to sensitive information. Joe is currently an instructor who provides threat briefings and a Threat Analysis Red Teaming exercise where participants become the adversary and strive to achieve contemporary objectives by using intelligence disciplines to exploit U.S. vulnerabilities.
Joe is also an author. His second book “The Dawn of Islamic Literalism: Rise of the Crescent Moon” was published in 2013. He also created a website Christian Messianic Analysis and Apologetics where he provides answers to a variety of faith based issues.