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Fred Burton

Fred Burton

Vice President of Intelligence and Counterterrorism at Stratfor, Former State Department Special Agent

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BIO

Fred Burton is Vice President of Intelligence and Counterterrorism at Stratfor, the largest global private intelligence company and is “one of the world’s foremost experts on security, terrorists and terrorist organizations.”

 

The former State Department Counter Terrorism deputy chief, Burton was the Special Agent who orchestrated the arrest of Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the first World Trade Center bombing. He also conducted the debriefings of the U.S. hostages held in Lebanon; investigated the plane crash which killed President Zia of Pakistan, the U.S. Ambassador, and U.S. Army General; was instrumental in the development of the State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program to target terrorists like Ramzi Yousef and Osama Bin Laden; investigated the assassination of Israeli President Rabin; the killing of Rabbi Meir Kahane; the al-Qaeda New York City bombing plots; the Libyan backed terrorist attacks on Diplomats in Sanaa and Khartoum; and countless other terrorist attacks and threats around-the-globe.

 

Burton also worked as a police officer in Montgomery County, Maryland and for the U.S. Secret Service.  In 2008, he was appointed to the Texas Border Security Council by Governor Rick Perry and also served as the Assistant-Director of Intelligence and Counterterrorism for the Texas Department of Public Safety.


Learn more about Fred Burton at Statfor's website
Watch him on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart!
Fred Burton in Vanity Fair
An Israeli documentary on Fred's Chasing Shadows
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BOOKS

Hardcover
Under Fire
The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi
St. Martin's Press

More than just the minute-by-minute narrative of a desperate last stand in the midst of an anarchic rebellion, Under Fire is an inspiring testament to the bravery and selflessness of the men and women who put their country first while serving in one of the most dangerous regions in the world.
Trade Paperback
Chasing ShadowsA Special Agent's Lifelong Hunt to bring A Cold War Assassin to Justice
Palgrave Macmillan

On a warm Saturday night in July 1973 in Bethesda, Maryland, a gunman stepped out from behind a tree and fired five point-blank shots into Joe Alon, an...
Hardcover
International Business OrganizationSubsidiary Management, Entry Strategies and Emerging Markets
Palgrave Macmillan

This volume advances understanding of the organization of international business. At a time when both firms and governments are responding to rapid changes in...

SPEECHES

What Happened in Benghazi?

What is the Terror Threat to America?

Mexican Cartel and Spillover Violence

Sensible Security for High Net Worth Children and Families


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