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Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah's War Against America

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
College Station, TX

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.

The book tells about the unjust kidnapping and murder of CIA Station Chief William Buckley and the beginning of the ongoing battle between the CIA and Islamic radicalism. President Bush himself reviewed the book when it was first released saying, "It will show a new generation the value of a life well lived in service of country."

"Beirut Rules" is the pulse-by-pulse account of Buckley's abduction, torture, and murder at the hands of Hezbollah terrorist. Drawing on never-before-seen US government documents, as well as interviews with Buckley's former coworkers, friends and family, Fred Burton and co-author Samuel M. Katz reveal how the pursuit to find Buckley in the wake of his kidnapping ignited a war against terror that continues to shape the Middle East to this day.

Fred Burton is Vice President of Intelligence and Counterterrorism at Stratfor, a leading geopolitical intelligence firm, and one of the world's foremost experts on security, terrorists, and terrorist organizations. He is a former State Department counterterrorism deputy chief and DSS agent. He is the author of "Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent" and "Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent's Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice," and coauthor with Samuel M. Katz of the New York Times bestseller "Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi."

This event is being held in conjunction with the new exhibit, "Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America" which is on display now through May 20. The exhibit provides unprecedented perspective into terror on American soil. The exhibition uncovers the forgotten stories of domestic terrorists and foreign agents, militant radicals and saboteurs, who have threatened America's sense of security over the past 200 years. It also explores the questions: How do we identify who the enemy is? And how do we keep the country safe without compromising the civil liberties upon which it was founded?

Join us on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. A reception and book sale and signing will follow. The event is free but seating is limited, so please reserve your place by calling (979) 691-4014 or by emailing

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