The Atlantic Council’s Counterterrorism Study Group is a bipartisan network of former US government professionals with experience in counterterrorism policymaking and operations. Participants include former senior officials who have served in both Democratic and Republican administrations on the National Security Council staff; at the departments of State, Defense, Justice, Treasury and Homeland Security; as agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other federal law enforcement agencies; and at the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Counterterrorism Center, and other elements of the US intelligence community. The Counterterrorism Study Group hosts meetings under the Chatham House Rule with current executive branch counterterrorism professionals; with members of Congress and key Congressional staff with responsibilities for counterterrorism laws, policies and resources; and with foreign counterterrorism partners. Many participants regularly offer public commentary on counterterrorism subjects, but their individual views should not be understood to reflect the views of other participants of the Counterterrorism Study Group.

Participants
Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley
Former Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism
US Department of State
Mark Mitchell
Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism
US Department of Defense
Javed Ali
Former Senior Director for Counterterrorism
National Security Council
Michael (Mick) Mulroy
Former CIA Officer;
former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East
US Department of Defense
Chris Costa
Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism
National Security Council
Mike Nagata
Former Director, Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning
National Counterterrorism Center
Kirsten Fontenrose
Former Senior Director for Gulf Affairs
National Security Council
Matt Olsen
Former Director
National Counterterrorism Center
Joshua Geltzer
Former Senior Director for Counterterrorism
National Security Council
Pamela Quanrud
Former Director, Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS
US Department of State
Danny Glaser
Former Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes
US Department of the Treasury
Nick Rasmussen
Former Director
National Counterterrorism Cente
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Luke Hartig
Former Senior Director for Counterterrorism
National Security Council
Russ Travers
Former Acting Director
National Counterterrorism Center
Bernard Hudson
Former Chief of Counterterrorism
Central Intelligence Agency
Thomas S. Warrick
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism Policy
Department of Homeland Security
Tina Kaidanow
Former Coordinator for Counterterrorism
US Department of State
William F. Wechsler
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combatting Terrorism
US Department of Defense
Mike LeFever
Former Director, Strategic Operational Planning
National Counterterrorism Center
Owen West
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict
US Department of Defense
Michael McGarrity
Former Assistant Director of Counterterrorism
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Anne Witkowsky
Former Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism
US Department of State

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

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