ONGOING TENSION BETWEEN THE US AND IRAN
DANIEL P. GABRIEL is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) counter-terrorism officer with extensive experience in countering violent-extremism (CVE), directing counter-insurgency operations, and developing and benchmarking counter-radicalization theory and methodology in the Islamic world. He has served as a senior strategic communications advisor, consultant, and strategist to USG policymakers, civilian/military officials, international media organizations, and foreign governments. He is recognized internationally as a thought-leader in leveraging Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in support of governance and post-conflict management objectives. As an Agency officer, Mr. Gabriel created, managed, and executed innovative operations in hostile areas to counter violent-extremism and promote credible voices in Islamic societies. He was a key architect and implementer of strategic engagement, collaboration, and de-confliction efforts across USG agencies to integrate global counter-terrorism strategic communications campaign after 9/11. Mr. Gabriel completed six tours to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He has lived and worked in Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Ethiopia, Egypt, Jordan, Algeria, UAE, Turkey, and Europe. In addition to his security and consulting background, Dan Gabriel stands out as a filmmaker who recently directed and produced the award-winning MOSUL, a feature-length documentary exploring the freeing of the eponymous city from under ISIS control. He also appears regularly as a contributor to publications including “The American Conservative.”
PETE TRABUCCO is an actor and nationally known travel/vacation and aviation expert. He has been an avid pilot and roller coaster enthusiast for the past 15 years and has traveled all over the country, riding over a thousand roller coasters in this time period.He is the author of “America’s Top Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks” (2009) – Tate Publishing and “A Personal Guide to the Best Thrill Rides and Amusement/Water Parks” (2016).Trabucco has also appeared in over two dozen stages productions (musicals and dramatic plays) in both the NYC and New Jersey area. Pete was also a Friday morning regular on the Nationally syndicated radio morning program “Daybreak USA” (2012-2015) with Jay Young on the USA Radio Network.