Daniel J. Monaco, Esq.

Daniel J. Monaco, a 2004 graduate of the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America, is a counter-terrorism expert specializing in the Salafi arm of the global jihad. He has been a guest lecturer and trainer to NATO, and a requested briefer for the European Union Counter-Terrorism Group.  He is a specialist in FISA, human intelligence (HUMINT) operations, and the coordination of domestic-to-foreign law enforcement and military cooperation. 

His law enforcement experience spans inner-city policing, prosecutor's offices, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the F.B.I.  During his 13-year tenure at “the Bureau”, he deployed regularly in support of the U.S. military, repeatedly supporting forward-based Special Operations elements.  Through his work he has directly arrested, or overseen the arrest of, gang members and drug dealers in the U.S., and international terrorists of every type- from Tamil Tigers involved in major arms deals, to fugitive ETA members hiding out in the Americas, to car bomb cells of Al Qaeda in Iraq.  His administration of the various stages of law enforcement programs has yielded an appreciation of the complexities of international security, from policing and forensics, to extradition, prosecution, military measures and diplomatic responses. 

Mr. Monaco’s work history provides him with a distinct appreciation of the need to enact policies that cover both the foundational and jurisprudential underpinnings of the U.S. Constitution while also addressing the mission needs of intelligence, law enforcement, and military operators in the field. 

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