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Augie Grad Top Counter Terrorism Expert

May 14, 2008, 5:50 PM by Angela Kennecke

Augie Grad Top Counter Terrorism Expert
An Augustana College Graduate is one of the nation's top thinkers on fighting terrorism. And he's only 29 years old.

Jarret Brachman is the director of research at West Point's Combating Terrorism Center.
Today Brachman gave people in Sioux Falls a look inside the terrorist world during Augustana’s Thought Leader Forum. 

Jarret Brachman is passing on his knowledge to Sioux Falls professionals on how high tech terrorists spread their message via the Internet. 

Brachman is usually before much younger crowd-- West Point cadets learning how to counter terrorism. 

"I think wow, look at what this kid from the Dakotas can do and then I think, oh my gosh look at what this kid from the Dakotas can do; in the sense we still have a long way to go in this fight," says Brachman. 

This up-and-coming authority on terrorism may only be 29, but he says that can work to his advantage when it comes to understanding the enemy. 

"I'm the same age as a lot of their top thinkers, because it's a young generation. So I'm able to see things in a slightly different way than some of the senior policy makers. And I’m comfortable in technology the way they are."
 
Brachman's always was fascinated with the inner workings of government. 

“When I was a kid I always watched James Bond movies with my dad and I wanted desperately to do that; be related to that field in some way."

Brachman's first job in that field was in grad school. 

"I called the CIA and asked for a job that's kind of how I got into this counter terrorism stuff." 

It's turned into a career he never could have imagined. 

"I've gotten to speak before the British House of Lords. I've gotten to brief the Secretary of Defense and senior military officers. My boss is a retired four star general. So I've had a chance to meet a lot of exciting and truly amazing heroes, as well as work with America's next generation. It's an incredible place to be," he says. 

Brachman's published work "Stealing Al-Qai'da's Playbook" has even been quoted by the terrorists themselves.
Brachman goes into detail about his terrorism knowledge on Inside KELOLAND this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. 

Combating Terrorism Center at West Point

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