image-2009-09-6-6116343-46-bruce-tefftDr.Bruce Tefft

Dr Bruce Tefft is Vice President of Western Defense Studies Institute,a specialist with 35+ years' successful experience in foreign affairs, counter-terrorism and intelligence operations. Founding member of the Central Intelligence Agency's Counter Terrorism Center. Provided counter-terrorism and emergency training for US and international law enforcement agencies (trained more than 20,000 individuals).Developed and taught graduate level courses for the US Marine Corps University, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and George Mason University.

a_Fourdrain_2011_JeanJean Labrìque

Jean Labrique is Secretary General of Western Defense Studies Institute and President of EON a non-profit organization founded by recognized authorities in the field of Intelligence and Open Source Information. In the past he has held positions as Conseiller Général du PDG at Groupe Moleka Zaïre (Actual DRC), advisor to the President at Transcar International Management, Geneva, and special Advisor to the Governor of the National Bank in the Government of Sierra Leone. He is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Geneva. His field of competence covers Africa and the Middle East.

avataricon.gif?193Randy Taylor

Randy Taylor is an independent investigative journalist and Islamic terrorism researcher who has tracked al Qaeda and the Global Jihad since the early 2000’s. He is well versed in tracking terrorism through Islamic terrorism websites, terrorist chat rooms, terrorist forums and has supplied accurate information and hard data to numerous western law enforcement, intelligence and military departments around the world regarding terrorist activities in the US and abroad. His work and information has also been cited in various newspapers, numerous  websites, books and publications around the world.

JohnThompson_200John Thompson

Born to a Royal Canadian Air Force Family in 1959, John Thompson was raised in various places – including Brunswick, Maine in 1967-1969. He joined the Canadian Army as an Artillery reservist in 1977, and got commissioned as a Reconnaissance Officer in 1980. After getting a BA at the University of Toronto, he was with the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies before joining the Mackenzie Institute in 1990. In 22 years with the Mackenzie Institute, he has emerged as one of Canada’s foremost writers and commentators on terrorism, organized violence and political instability. Like most Canadians, he knows and loves the United States quite well.

avataricon.gif?193Gerard P.Keenan

Gerard P. "Jerry" Keenan is considered to be the investigative community's premier expert on military records and military-related investigations

He is a retired 20-year US Navy veteran who has served his country in numerous capacities, primarily overseas and aboard forward-deployed staffs. After retirement Jerry served as a civilian Security Specialist on the staff of the Commander in Chief - US Naval Forces Europe.

Jerry is the official Terrorism Researcher and Correspondent for the Western Defense Studies Institute in Rome, Italy ( and is also the official historian of the US Naval Communications Station Londonderry Northern Ireland Alumni Association (USNLAA)  ( Jerry can be contacted at:

lopez__200Clare M. Lopez

Clare M. Lopez is a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on Middle East, homeland security, national defense, and counterterrorism issues. Lopez began her career as an operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), serving domestically and abroad for 20 years in a variety of assignments, acquiring extensive expertise in counterintelligence, counternarcotics, and counterproliferation issues with a career regional focus on the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

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