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Ken Ballen
About the Author


Ken Ballen is President and founder of Terror Free Tomorrow. Ballen has spent nearly two decades on the frontlines of law enforcement, international relations, intelligence oversight and congressional investigations. As a federal prosecutor, Ballen successfully convicted international terrorists. He also prosecuted major figures in organized crime, international narcotics and one of the first cases in the United States involving illegal financing for Middle Eastern terrorists. Ballen served as Counsel to the House Iran-Contra Committee, where he was a lead investigator responsible for questioning key witnesses during the nationally televised hearings. Among other assignments on Capitol Hill, Ballen also was Chief Counsel to a bi-partisan Senate special investigative committee and Chief Counsel to the House Steering and Policy Committee, where he directed initiatives on crime prevention, intelligence oversight and select national security matters for the U.S. House of Representatives. Ballen has regularly contributed to CNN, and its companion website His articles have also been published in the Washington Post, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and the Christian Science Monitor, among others.

Ken Ballen was born in New York City. He graduated from Tufts University in 1977 and has a Masters in International Affairs from The Fletcher School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

About Terror Free Tomorrow

Located in Washington, DC, Terror Free Tomorrow is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, which investigates the causes of extremism. Since 2004, Terror Free Tomorrow's research has been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, CBS, NBC, and cited by Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, among others. Terror Free Tomorrow's Advisory Board is led by former Democratic Congressman and Co-Chair of the 9/11 Commission Lee Hamilton and John McCain, senior Republican Senator from Arizona.

All royalties from this book will go to Terror Free Tomorrow, instead of the author.


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