WMD Terrorism Threat: Lessons Learned from Al-Qaeda

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General Ray Davis Memorial Fund Lecture by Mr. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen discussing, "WMD Terrorism Threat: Lessons Learned from Al-Qaeda". Mr. Mowatt-Larssen is a Senior Fellow with the Belfer Center at Harvard University.

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After more than two decades in intelligence with the CIA and U.S. Department of Energy, Rolf Mowatt-Larssen is now a senior fellow at the Belfer Center focusing on nuclear terrorism, domestic security, and al Qaeda’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) ambitions.

Prior to his appointment as a senior fellow at the Belfer Center, Mr. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen served over three years as the Director of Intelligence and Counterintelligence at the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to this, he served for 23 years as a CIA intelligence officer in various domestic and international posts, to include Chief of the Europe Division in the Directorate of Operations, Chief of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Department, Counterterrorist Center, and Deputy Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support.

His overseas assignments include Stockholm (1984-1987), Moscow (1988-1990, 1992-1994), Athens (1990-1992), Yerevan (1992), Zurich (1994-1996) and Oslo (1998-2000). Prior to his career in intelligence, Mr. Mowatt-Larssen served as an officer in the U.S. Army. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY.


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