Margaret M. Read

LCDR Margaret M. Read is currently a student at the Naval War College (Distance Learning) working towards completing her Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies with a focus in Irregular Warfare.  LCDR Read would like to thank CDR Youssef Aboul-Enein for his encouragement, mentoring, and guidance. She would also like to acknowledge his insight and suggestions which enhanced this essay.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the officially policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, nor the U.S. Government.

Throughout its existence beginning in the early 1990s, ASG has waffled back and forth between criminality and terrorism.