John J Le Beau
Dr. Le Beau is a former Senior Operations Officer who retired from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2005. Most of his intelligence operations career was spent on assignment outside of the United States, including in locations experiencing active terrorism or insurgency. His intelligence duties included assignments as chief of an operational facility in Europe engaged in counter-terrorist and counter-proliferation operations and intelligence collection, Program Manager of a human and technical collection program involving the Middle East, Operational Chief for an intelligence collection program directed at transnational issues and a counter-insurgency officer in an active conflict area.In addition to several classified intelligence assessments for the United States Intelligence Community, Dr. Le Beau has authored various articles and papers on the topics of international terrorism and insurgency. He is most recently author of The Renaissance of Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency, in the May, 2008 edition of Connections Journal, and a chapter on U.S. Perspectives on the Middle East in the book, The United States, Russia and China: Confronting Global Terrorism and Security Challenges in the 21st Century (Praeger; ed. Sharyl Cross, 2008). He also recently authored a Partnership for Peace Consortium paper Islamist Recruitment Methods in Europe: Time to Act. Dr. Le Beau is additionally a contributing editor of the Marshall Center Program on Terrorism and Security Daily Online. Dr. Le Beau has also authored Collision of Evil, a novel on international terrorism. He has lectured extensively on terrorism, intelligence and security topics internationally. Recent venues for his presentations include Afghanistan, Algeria, Bosnia, Georgia, Turkey, the United States, Germany and several other countries.
He is presently Professor of Strategy and Security in the College for International and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany, and a permanent faculty member of the Marshall Center’s Program on Terrorism and Security Studies. In addition, Dr. LeBeau is Chairman of the Partnership for Peace Consortium’s Combating Terrorism Working Group (CTWG).
LeBeau’s first novel, Collision of Evil was nominated Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers Society.