Charles E. Berger

National Intelligence Fellow

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Policy Innovation Memorandum No. 41

Countering Terrorism

Author: Charles E. Berger

Charles Berger argues that the United States should fund the establishment of a permanent terrorist rehabilitation institution in Yemen, providing a critical counterterrorism partner with a needed strategic capability to counter al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and forming the cornerstone of a strengthened intelligence-sharing relationship.

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Charles E. Berger is currently assigned as the assistant special agent–in-charge at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the New York field office. He is responsible for supervising squads of special agents tasked with collecting human intelligence in support of FBI and intelligence community priorities.

He also supervises the New York office translation analysis center, which has linguists proficient in over fifty languages and dialects. Mr. Berger is responsible for the management of the New York office's entire human intelligence, foreign intelligence liaison, and private sector engagement programs. He has held various assignments in New York and at FBI headquarters in counterterrorism and counterintelligence as a special agent and supervisory special agent.

Mr. Berger is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, University of Maryland University College, and the U.S. Naval War College.