Malcolm W. Nance is one of the world’s leading experts in the strategy and tactics of the Al Qaeda organization, international terrorism, global security policy and torture. He has nearly three decades of field experience in anti-terrorism / counter-terrorism intelligence and combat operations in the Balkans, Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa in direct support to the principle agencies of the US Special Operations and Intelligence Community. He has extensive field and combat experience as a naval and land warfare intelligence collections operator, interrogator, wartime Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) instructor and terrorist hostage survival instructor.
Mr. Nance has served in Afghanistan, Iraq and other front line states in the war on al Qaeda. He is a lecturer on terrorism intelligence and author of The Terrorist Recognition Handbook: A Practioners Manual for Predicting and Identifying Terrorist Activity, The Terrorists of Iraq: Inside the Strategy and Tactics of the Iraq Insurgency and An End to Al Qaeda: Destroying Bin Laden’s Jihad and Restoring America’s Honor. A blogger for Small Wars Journal, he is a regular guest analyst on MSNBC, FOX, BBC and CNN. His analysis on counterterrorism, torture and human rights have appeared in many global newspapers including the New York Post, The Independent, the Guardian, the International Herald Tribune, Sydney Morning Herald and The Pentagon’s Early Bird as well as magazines such as Foreign Policy. He speaks Arabic, and four other languages. He is founding director of the International Anti-terrorism Center for Excellence based near Albany, New York. He lives and works in Iraq, Afghanistan, Australia and New York.