Michael Scheuer had a 22-year career with the CIA, in which he served in both the Directorate of Intelligence (DI) and the Directorate of Operations (DO). During his tenure at the CIA, Scheuer's positions included chief of the bin Laden tracking unit at the Counterterrorism Center (1996-1999), and special adviser to the chief of the bin Laden unit ( September 2001 to November 2004).

Scheuer is currently an adjunct professor of security studies at Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies and a senior fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, writing regularly for its online publication, Global Terrorism Analysis.

He is the author of Osama bin Laden. Scheuer is also now known to have been the anonymous author of both the 2004 book Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror and the earlier anonymous work, Through Our Enemies' Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America.

Last Updated: August 10, 2017