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In Service For Our Country

Michael Leiter, a lawyer and counterterrorism expert, spoke to Form III students about activities that affect our nation’s security. He shared that most of his work has been in service of our country and protecting our nation: as a U.S. Navy flight officer who flew combat and peacekeeping missions over the former Yugoslavia and Iraq; prosecuted Bosnian war crimes for the International Criminal Tribunal at the Hague; served as the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center nominated by President George W. Bush, and asked to remain by President Barack Obama to integrate all terrorism intelligence, both domestic and overseas—and was in the Situation Room during the 2011 Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound. Mr. Leiter encouraged students to go into public service and fielded questions on everything from what it is like to be deployed on an aircraft carrier to current issues in national security and counterterrorism.
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