Terrorism in America: What are the current threats, and is the U.S. government doing enough to defend us?
Former CIA officer Michael Hurley was on year 18 of his 25-year career with the agency when terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. He spent the next seven years of his CIA career on “the hunt” – searching for Osama bin Laden during three tours of duty in Afghanistan, as director of counterterrorism policy for the 9/11 Commission and co-author of The 9/11 Commission Report, and later through his work for the State Department.
A native of Edina, Hurley began his legal career as a trial attorney in Minneapolis. He has served as a leader on the ground in U.S. interventions in the conflicts in Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo, and has twice served on the National Security Council staff at the White House, where he was Director for the Balkans and a senior adviser to President Clinton. He was a counterterrorism adviser to Senator Sam Nunn and Ted Turner at their Nuclear Threat Initiative. Today he is president of consulting firm Team 3i and lectures on national security and counterterrorism strategy around the world. Here, he will present "Terrorism in America: What are the current threats, and is the U.S. government doing enough to defend us?"
A reception with light refreshments will follow the presentation.