Follow the Money: The Role of Financial Intelligence and Tools in US National Security
Thursday, June 5
"Zarate …[is a] pioneer…on the frontier of fighting international corruption."- Admiral Mike Mullen, former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
– R. James Woolsey, former director of US Central Intelligence Agency
Even before Al Capone was brought down on tax evasion, law enforcement "followed the money" to topple notorious criminals who used cooked books and dirty dollars to finance their illicit activities. In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the US government sharpened its financial tools to thwart nefarious actors and their network of supporters. What's inside the US government's financial toolkit that has been effective in foiling terrorist threats around the globe? How has the Treasury Department reshaped the way America fights terrorist networks and rogue states? To find out, join: Juan Zarate, former deputy assistant to the president, deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism, first-ever assistant secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, and author of Treasury's War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare; and Philip Mudd, former deputy director of the CIA's Counterterrorist Center, first-ever deputy director in charge of the FBI's National Security Branch, and author of Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda. The panel's personal stories and expert insight will pull back the curtain on the government's battle to bankrupt America's enemies and combat terrorist networks.
Members of the Inner Circle: $10