Daniel Benjamin "coordinated U.S. counterterrorism policy as the former director for transnational threats at the National Security Council" (1994-1999).  
Benjamin is co-author with Steven Simon of "The Age of Sacred Terror: Radical Islam's War Against America," published by Random House in 2002. 
According to his Center for Strategic and International Studies' profile, "Daniel Benjamin is a senior fellow in the CSIS International Security Program. Prior to joining CSIS in January 2001, he was Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace. From 1994 to 1999, he served on the National Security Council staff. In 1998-1999, he was director for transnational threats. His principal responsibilities were in the area of counterterrorism and included coordinating U.S. counterterrorism policy, programs, and budgets within the federal government. From 1994 to 1997, he was a special assistant to the president and National Security Council director for speechwriting. Before entering the government, Benjamin was Berlin bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal. He has been a foreign correspondent and staff writer for Time magazine. His recent publications include articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, New York Review of Books, and Survival, and he is a frequent columnist for the international edition of Time. Together with Steven Simon of the International Institute of Strategic Studies, he wrote The Age of Sacred Terror (Random House, 2002), which documents the rise of Al Qaeda and religiously motivated terrorism, as well as America's efforts to combat that threat. The Age of Sacred Terror was selected as a "Notable Book of 2002" by the New York Times and the Washington Post. Benjamin holds degrees from Harvard University and Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar."
- Winner of the 2004 Council on Foreign Relations: Arthur Ross Book Award
Resources and articles
Related Sourcewatch articles
- "Daniel Benjamin on the explosion aboard the USS Cole," CNN.com, October 12, 2002.
- "Four Corners' Interview with Daniel Benjamin," ABC News (Australia), April 1, 2003.