Join us for book signings by some of our prestigious speakers:
May 16, 10:30 – 11:00 am
Innovations Showcase Theater
COUNTERSTRIKE: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda
by Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Eric Schmitt is a terrorism correspondent for The New York Times, and has embedded with troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Pakistan. He has twice been a member of Times reporting teams that were awarded the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area.
Thom Shanker is a Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times, routinely spends time embedded with troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was formerly a foreign editor and correspondent based in Moscow, Berlin, and Sarajevo for the Chicago Tribune. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area
May 16, 10:30 am – May 17, 12:00 pm
Homeland Security Today Booth 214
Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico’s Drug Wars
by Sylvia Longmire
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ms. Longmire is currently an independent consultant and freelance writer, and is an ASBPE award-winning correspondent for Homeland Security Today magazine and website. She is also on the Board of Advisors for Stanford University’s non-profit organization Love Thy Neighbor, Mexico. Her first book, Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico’s Drug Wars (Palgrave Macmillan), was published in September 2011, and has been nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Ms. Longmire provides services as an expert witness for Mexican immigration and asylum request cases. She is available for public speaking engagements and interviews.
May 16, 12:30 pm
Terrorists in Love
by Ken Ballen
About the Author
Ken Ballen is President and founder of Terror Free Tomorrow. Ballen has spent nearly two decades on the frontlines of law enforcement, international relations, intelligence oversight and congressional investigations. As a federal prosecutor, Ballen successfully convicted international terrorists. He also prosecuted major figures in organized crime, international narcotics and one of the first cases in the United States involving illegal financing for Middle Eastern terrorists. Ballen served as Counsel to the House Iran-Contra Committee, where he was a lead investigator responsible for questioning key witnesses during the nationally televised hearings.