From a bio of JD Crouch, fundo-rightwing hawk and formerly member of the Bush administration, comes this description of a border-state “nuke ’em” policy center:
Before joining the Bush administration, Crouch worked alongside Van Cleave at Southwest Missouri State University‘s Department of Defense and Strategic Studies. The department’s faculty website reads like a who’s who of influential hardliners. Faculty have included: Keith Payne, founder of the National Institute for Public Policy; Henry Cooper, a former head of the Strategic Defense Initiative and founder of the pro-missile defense group High Frontier who worked with Crouch in the mid-1980s as chief negotiator of the U.S. Delegation on Nuclear and Space Arms Talks with the Soviet Union; William Graham, a former Reagan administration adviser whose record includes membership on Donald Rumsfeld‘s Commission on the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States and executive of various defense contractors, including R&D Associates and Jaycor; Charles Kupperman, a former Lockheed executive and director of Empower America; and Ilan Berman, president of the hawkish American Foreign Policy Council and a member of the neoconservative-led Committee on the Present Danger. Crouch has also been a longtime supporter of Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy, one of the more outspoken and widely publicized hardline policy institutes in Washington.
I’m betting their sports mascot is the Chickenhawk. I could be wrong.