Recently I was following several stories that centered upon al Qaeda. In each case, I saw references to someone named Dr. Jarret Brachman. I made a few phone calls about this Dr. Brachman, asking some questions about him to acquaintances who are dialed into the areas of Homeland Security and counterterrorism. Turns out, to borrow from former NFL coach Dennis Green, he is who I thought he was: An incredible font of knowledge, skill and insights into the vast and dangerous world of terrorism and counterterrorism.
Then, to my great surprise, I discovered he’s a professor at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. The talk radio program I host is located in Fargo, North Dakota.
The quest became simple: GET ME BRACHMAN!!
What a fascinating discussion with Dr. Brachman – he’s engaging, with a subtle sense of humor, but has a certain steely quality about him. Not at all surprising, considering he has the CIA on his resume. There are a lot of folks in Washington D.C. who could stand to learn a few things by listening to what Dr. Brachman has to say.
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About the Author: Christopher serves up the news of the day, politics, sports, pop culture, films, music and the quirky side of life with distinguished guests and contributors from across the nation and around the world. He tackles the most complex issues to stories slightly off the radar delivering depth and humor with a thoughtful perspective. When he was in Fargo, North Dakota, the program was nominated for Best Radio Show in the Red River Valley in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by readers of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. As a writer, Christopher's work has been been published by the Chicago Sun-Times, Sun-Times Network publications, Reuters, USA Volleyball and Team USA, the Official Website of the U.S. Olympic Committee.