Assassinations, counterterrorism, cold cases, diplomatic security – that’s the life Stratfor Vice President of Intelligence Fred Burton has led throughout his career. From spycraft to how terrorism investigations actually unfold, many of his more intriguing analyses are now available at the StratStore in The Fred Burton Bureau: Old-School Espionage in the Modern Day.
Burton joined the U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service in the mid-1980s. He traveled the world protecting diplomatic facilities and hunting down terrorists. His latest e-book tracks key events and trends in the field, from the Irish Republican Army’s use of a radio-controlled explosive to assassinate Lord Mountbatten in 1979 to the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. His unique insights into airline bombing investigations and other counterterrorism issues continue to add perspective to global developments today.