On this episode of Danger Close, Jack sits down with former police officer, Diplomatic Security Service special agent, author, and security consultant Fred Burton.
Throughout his career, Fred served as a key figure in some of the most notable investigations in modern law enforcement history. He was on the frontlines of the search for and the arrest of terrorist Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind the first World Trade Center bombing. He served in the investigation of the 1988 plane crash that resulted in the death of the U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel and Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. Fred also played a critical role in the search for the Americans kidnapped by Hezbollah in Beirut, Lebanon, as well as many other high-profile cases.
Today, Fred is a New York Times bestselling author and a consultant to Fortune 500 companies on security-related issues as the Executive Director of the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence. He also hosts The Ontic Protective Intelligence Podcast.
His books include his memoir GHOST: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent, Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent’s Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice, Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi and Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah’s War Against America.
During their conversation, Jack and Fred talk about some of his most high-profile cases, his early days in law enforcement, and a lot more.
More About Fred: https://www.officialfredburton.com/