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Bruce E. Pease

Bruce E. Pease is a consultant on national security issues and the application of artificial intelligence; and he teaches leadership, ethics, and analysis. For 17 years, he led CIA's front-burner components, specializing in threats to US security and developing expertise in today's most pressing security issues. In the late 1990s, he led CIA's Office of Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Analysis, providing key policy support during multiple crises in the Middle East. After the 9/11 attacks, he established and led CIA's new Office of Terrorism Analysis and then became Deputy Director of the Counter Terrorism Center. In 2004 he became Director of CIA's Weapons Intelligence, Nonproliferation, and Arms Control Center, analyzing the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction and emerging military technologies. His service also includes work as part of the White House staff, when he was Director of Intelligence Programs on the National Security Council, as well as eight years of active duty in the US Navy.