Richard Pipes is a right wing historian and politician who has been credited with "shaping the Reagan administration's aggressive approach to the Soviet Union". His son, Daniel Pipes, is the director of the Middle East Forum.
Because of his opposition to the Soviet Union, Richard Pipes was chosen to head Team B during the Ford administration in order to provide an alternative analysis of the existing National Intelligence Estimates.
Conservatives argued that the National Intelligence Estimates had underplayed the military threat posed by the Soviet Union. According to author Anne Cahn in her article, "Team B: The Trillion Dollar Experiment", "Team B reports became the intellectual foundation of 'the window of vulnerability' and of the massive arms buildup that began toward the end of the Carter administration and accelerated under President Reagan".
Coalition for a Democratic Majority | Team B | Committee on the Present Danger | Consortium for the Study of Intelligence | Committee on the Present Danger | Heritage Foundation | Hudson Institute | Harvard University | Harvard University Russian Research Center | Council on Foreign Relations | Freedom House | Benador Associates 
- Sam Tanenhaus,The Hard Liner, The Boston Globe, 11-February-2003, Accessed 23-March-2009
- Anne Cahn, "Team B: The Trillion Dollar Experiment", Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, April 1993, cited on Rightweb, Richard Pipes Profile, Accessed 26-March-2009
- Rightweb, Richard Pipes Profile, Accessed 26-March-2009