Arturo Muñoz, Ph.D.
Dr. Muñoz is a highly regarded former senior CIA officer, academic, and Subject Matter Expert. In the Directorate of Intelligence, Dr. Muñoz contributed to National Intelligence Estimates: he wrote for President’s Daily Brief and National Intelligence Daily, and briefed congressmen, policymakers and military commanders.
Muñoz pioneered the application of anthropology to intelligence in groundbreaking intelligence assessments on insurgencies in Latin America. As a certified Case Officer in the CIA Directorate of Operations Muñoz recruited and handled assets covertly, producing disseminated intelligence reports. Muñoz implemented U.S. Military projects in Central America as Special Advisor for Counterinsurgency and Psychological Operations detail at USSOUTHCOM. During his tenure with the CIA, Muñoz established successful counterterrorism, counterinsurgency and counter-narcotics programs, from initial HQS planning to full-fledged field operation.
In 2009, Muñoz retired overtly from the CIA and now works in the private sector as a Senior Political Scientist for RAND Corporation, specializing in al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Intelligence, Covert Action, Psychological Operations , Counterinsurgency, and Counterterrorism.
Muñoz's analysis and commentaries have been aired on international media, cable stations, national television, streamed all over the Internet and cited by newspapers/magazines (C-SPAN, Reuters, PBS, London Times, Wall Street Journal, Asia Times Online, BBC, Washington Post, Associated Press, Newsweek, CBS, MSNBC,CNN Newsroom, New York Times, Financial Times, Voice of America, International Herald Tribune, Al-Jazeera, and other media venues).