Fred stopped by The Protectors to talk about his career in counterrorism; hunting some of the world’s most elusive & deadly terrorists. Fred also talks writing and being the chief security officer of one of the world’s foremost civilian intelligence outlets. Listen in…
From Stratfor: Fred Burton is one of the world’s foremost authorities on security and terrorism. He oversees Stratfor’s analysis of global security developments and consults with clients on security-related issues affecting their business assets or personal safety. He also guides the firm’s coverage of situations involving terrorism, hostages, hijackings and plane crashes. Before joining Stratfor, Mr. Burton served as a counterterrorism agent with the U.S. State Department from 1985 to 1999.
Mr. Burton is the author of four books, including the best-selling memoir, GHOST: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent (Random House, 2008), in which he tells the story of his role in the fight against the burgeoning terrorist threat in the 1980s and beyond. His second book, Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent’s Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice (Palgrave, 2011), follows his 35-year quest to solve the case of an Israeli diplomat assassinated in Mr. Burton’s childhood neighborhood. Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi (St. Martin’s, 2013), is a New York Times best-seller and provides the first detailed account of the infamous assault in Libya in September, 2012. Burton’s fourth book, Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah’s War Against America (Penguin Random House, 2018) recounts 1980s kidnapping and murder of CIA station Chief William Buckley in Lebanon