Henley-Putnam University Professor Publishes Revealing Book on Counterterrorism

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Faculty member offers first-hand perspective on defensive, targeted killing.

Henley-Putnam University adjunct professor of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Thomas B. Hunter has released his new book, Targeted Killing: Self-Defense, Preemption, and the War on Terrorism. The book presents a multi-faceted analysis of the tactic of targeted killing, assessing its role, efficacy, and appropriateness in the current world political and military climate.

Thomas Hunter is part of Henley-Putnam's diverse and experienced faculty, comprised of approximately 90 seasoned professionals with extensive hands-on experience in military, law enforcement, counterterrorism and intelligence. Prior to joining the faculty at Henley-Putnam, Mr. Hunter served as an intelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), where he specialized in a variety of analytical areas, including Homeland Security, Detainee Support, and South American narcoterrorism.

"We are pleased to see Mr. Hunter release his new book," said Michael Corcoran, Ph.D., Henley-Putnam University President and former U.S. Secret Service Agent. "His analysis of the tactic known as "targeted killing" practiced by many countries looks at several issues debated about this practice and makes his case for its reasonableness."

According to Mr. Hunter, targeted killing is just one available option to national governments in their varied arsenals of state-sponsored strategies and tactics for fighting terrorism. Mr. Hunter developed his book to shed some light on one of the most controversial and logistically dangerous options a government can exercise in preemptive strikes against real and current threats to national security.

"I wrote Targeted Killing to offer an objective, strategic assessment of the role, usefulness, and logistical concerns posed by state-sponsored killing and its overall efficiency in the current war on global terrorism," said Mr. Hunter. "While there has been much discussion on this issue, very little attention has actually been provided in an extended format, accessible to students, professionals, policymakers, and practitioners alike."

Targeted Killing: Self-Defense, Preemption, and the War on Terrorism is available on Amaxon.com: http://www.amazon.com/dp/143925205X/.

Henley-Putnam is a leading, accredited, online university offering degree programs and certificates in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and the Management of Personal Protection. Additionally, the university offers a doctorate degree in Strategic Security, a multidisciplinary approach to understanding security at the local, national, and global level. Faculty members at Henley-Putnam University are former members of the CIA, U.S. Secret Service, FBI and others in the intelligence community.

For more information on Henley-Putnam University's certificate and degree programs, please call admissions at 888.852.8746 or visit http://www.Henley-Putnam.edu.

ABOUT THOMAS B. HUNTER
Thomas B. Hunter served as an intelligence analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency specializing in Homeland Security, Detainee Support, and Latin American narcoterrorism. While serving in the Weapons and Tactics Branch, Mr. Hunter specialized in analysis of terrorist tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP). Mr. Hunter has written for such publications as Jane's Intelligence Review, Jane's International Police Review, and U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings. He has published over 100 articles on a variety of counterterrorism and security subjects and served as the editor of the Journal of Strategic Security and the Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security International. Mr. Hunter holds a Masters Degree in Unconventional Warfare from the American Military University, a Masters Degree in International Security Studies from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and an undergraduate degree in English and American Literature from the University of Southern California. He is currently an adjunct professor at Henley-Putnam University.

ABOUT HENLEY-PUTNAM UNIVERSITY
Founded in August 2001, Henley-Putnam University is a leading educational institution in the field of Strategic Security. The University offers accredited online Bachelor, Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and the Management of Personal Protection, a Doctoral Degree Program in Strategic Security, and most recently added new Certificate Programs. Henley-Putnam prepares law enforcement, military, intelligence community, and private industry professionals with the network, skills, and insights to advance in their careers and protect the future. Henley-Putnam University, which is committed to building a student and alumni network that will serve its community, is an accredited member of DETC (http://www.detc.org) and offers 125 courses taught by hands-on faculty members from renowned organizations such as the CIA and FBI. For more information on Henley-Putnam University, call 888.852.8746 or visit http://www.Henley-Putnam.edu.

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