Mike German is the senior policy counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington Legislative Office, where he develops policy positions and pro-active strategies concerning national security and open government. Prior to joining the ACLU, he served for 16 years as a special agent with the FBI, where he specialized in domestic terrorism and covert operations. He also served as an adjunct professor for Law Enforcement and Terrorism at the National Defense University and is a senior fellow with GlobalSecurity.org. German’s first book, Thinking Like a Terrorist, was published in January 2007. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from Wake Forest University and a J.D. from Northwestern University Law School.