Gregory D. Lee

Gregory D. Lee is a retired Supervisory Special Agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and has over 30 years of law enforcement experience. He resides in Pebble Beach on Central California’s beautiful Monterey Peninsula.


Greg lived and worked in volatile Pakistan between 1994 and 1998 and experienced terrorism first-hand. While on a DEA diplomatic assignment to the U.S. embassy in Islamabad, he directly participated in the arrest of Ramzi Yousef, the Al Qaeda mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He collected critical evidence in the case and later testified at his trial. He later became the Resident Agent in Charge of DEA’s Karachi Office where he was involved in the initial investigation of the terrorist murder of four U.S. citizen employees of the United Texas Petroleum Company, and their Pakistani driver. He appeared on the Discovery Channel’s documentary show, The FBI Files, concerning his contributions in the arrest of Mir Aimal Kanzi, the terrorist who murdered two CIA employees outside their headquarters in 1993.   


He was an instructor at DEA’s Office of Training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia where he trained many domestic and foreign law enforcement officials there and around the world. Throughout his law enforcement career he wrote numerous articles for professional law enforcement publications and since his retirement he has written three Criminal Justice textbooks. Global Drug Enforcement: Practical Investigative Techniques, is published by CRC Press (2004). Prentice Hall is the publisher of Conspiracy Investigations: Terrorism, Drugs and Gangs (2005), and Practical Criminal Evidence (2006). At the invitation of the U.S. Military Academy’s Center for Combating Terrorism, he authored “The Global Drug Trade and its Nexus to Terrorism,” which is Chapter 11 of Volume II, Part II, of Countering Terrorism and Insurgency in the 21st Century: International Perspectives, Praeger Security International/Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. (2007).


Greg is an active Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 5/CID Special Agent with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, better known as CID. After being called to active duty as a result of September 11, he was a staff officer at the Pentagon for the Army Operations Center’s Anti-Terrorism Operations Intelligence Cell. He has a combination of over 36 years of active duty and reserve military service and is a Subject Matter Expert on Terrorism and Counter-Drug Operations for the U.S. Army Military Police School. He has been a frequent guest speaker on terrorism issues for the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Joint Military Intelligence Training Center in Washington, DC, and has spoken at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY and the Department of Defense National Security Studies Program managed by the George Washington University, Washington, DC.


In 2005, Mr. Lee was the Lead Instructor/Manager for a 9-week U.S. State Department sponsored anti-terrorism school held in Islamabad, Pakistan. He also conducted training in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province in 2007.


Mr. Lee's views expressed are his only, and not those of the Department of Defense.


You can contact Mr. Lee or learn more information about him through his website: www.gregorydlee.com.



Greg's Previous Columns


Van Jones et al: Obama’s True Intentions Are Emerging - September 11, 2009


More Evidence That Democrats are Weak on National Security - September 4, 2009


Why DEA is Involved With Michael Jackson’s Homicide Investigation - August 28, 2009


The Giveaway Program that Got Away - August 21, 2009


Voters Awakening From Self-Induced Coma; GOP Gaining Ground - August 14, 2009


My Cash for Your Clunker? - August 7, 2009


It’s Too Late for Skip Gates, But Here’s How to Avoid Talking Yourself Into Jail - July 31, 2009


Will Janet Napolitano Arrest an Illegal Alien for Any Reason? - July 24, 2009


My Son Returns Home from War in Afghanistan - July 17, 2009


Misleading Murder Rates: The Attempted Murders Should Count Just the Same - July 10, 2009


Why Sarah Palin Scares Democrats - July 3, 2009


Obama Derails Progress in Eradicating Afghan Poppy Cultivation - June 26, 2009


Another Towel Please, Mohammad; Uighur Terrorists Head for Bermuda - June 19, 2009


Lone Wolf Terrorists Are Impossible To Stop - June 12, 2009


My Auto Shopping Adventure: One Reason GM Failed - June 5, 2009


It’s Time to Take North Korea Out - May 29, 2009


Speaker Pelosi Can’t Have It Both Ways - May 22, 2009


California Democrats Have Endless Excuses to Not Cut Spending - May 15, 2009


I Know Torture When I See It - May 8, 2009


Will the Supreme Court Decide It’s Time for Blacks to Stand on Their Own Merit? - May 1, 2009


Democrats Are Managing to Offend Everyone - April 24, 2009


North Korea: Words Suddenly Matter - April 17, 2009


The Liberal Fix for U.S. Prisons - April 10, 2009


It’s Time to End State Parole - April 3, 2009


Judge David F. Hamilton: The Beginning of Obama’s ‘Court of Empathy’ - March 27, 2009


Create U.S. Jobs by Deporting Illegal Aliens - March 20, 2009


Mr. Burris Goes to Washington, But He Shouldn’t Unpack His Bags - March 13, 2009


God Bless Paul Harvey - March 6, 2009


Eric Holder’s Right: Too Many Cowardly White People - February 27, 2009


In Herring v. United States, Supreme Court Has Liberals Screaming - February 20, 2009


Marijuana Minions: Obama Supporters Want the DEA to Go Away - February 13, 2009


Smile for the Spy Satellite Camera - February 6, 2009


Brilliant: House Guantanamo Detainees on Alcatraz - January 30, 2009


Obama and Pelosi: Throwing Good Money After Bad - January 23, 2009


Why Do Homosexuals Want to Serve in the Military? For Sex, Of Course - January 16, 2009


Jury Strategy: The Real Reason Blago Appointed Burris - January 9, 2009


Liberals Circle the Wagons in Butterfly Town USA - January 2, 2009


Criminals’ Lack of Morals, Not Budgets or Bush, Cause Violent Crime - December 26, 2008


What I Don’t Want For Christmas: Everything But the Elusive Middle-Class Tax Cut - December 19, 2008


For Blago and Illinois Friends, It’s Never Too Early to Say ‘Pardon Me’ - December 12, 2008


Let 18-Year-Olds Be Kids - December 5, 2008


Congressional Black Caucus Seeks Military Promotions According to Race - November 24, 2008


Liberals Win: Crack Dealer Sentences Slashed, So the Good Old Days Are Back - November 17, 2008


Why the Republicans Lost - November 10, 2008


Will the Real Barack Obama Please Stand Up? - November 5, 2008


Why Liberals Cannot Be Trusted With National Security - November 3, 2008


Ask the Troops: Left to Them, It Would Be McCain in a Landslide - October 27, 2008


Joe the Plumber vs. the Media Goliath - October 20, 2008


Obama Needs His ACORN Cracked - October 17, 2008


Barack Obama Couldn’t Pass a Routine Background Investigation - October 10, 2008


Why Obama Cannot Be Trusted With National Security - October 6, 2008


The Road to Hell, and Financial Meltdown, Is Paved With Liberal Good Intentions - September 29, 2008


New York Times Editors Are No Crime-Solvers - September 22, 2008


House Democrats Embrace Drilling! Kind Of. Sort Of. Not Really . . . - September 18, 2008


Pakistan Under Zardari: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back - September 15, 2008


Sarah Palin: The Antidote for Obama and Biden (Oh, and McCain, Too) - September 8, 2008


Joe Biden: Obama’s Evil Twin - September 1, 2008


Joe Lieberman? Say It Ain’t So, John - August 25, 2008


The VP Choice: Obama’s First Executive Decision - August 18, 2008


Obama’s Naïve Energy Meanderings - August 11, 2008


Supreme Defiance: D.C. City Council Still Trying to Shred Second Amendment - August 4, 2008


Why $48 Billion for AIDS Funding Can’t Buy You Love - August 1, 2008 


All Hail Obama, the Novice Messiah! - July 28, 2008


Domestic Oil Drilling: The Ball Is Now In Congress’s Court - July 21, 2008


My Son Goes Off To War in Afghanistan - July 15, 2008


Cut Off Federal Funds to ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Like San Francisco - July 14, 2008


On Domestic Oil Drilling, Republican Leadership Is Finally Emerging - July 7, 2008


Gun Rights Upheld: Can You Hear Liberals Squealing? - June 30, 2008


Future Obama Court Choices: Don’t Let Constitution Stand in the Way of Liberals - June 23, 2008


Freedom Up in Smoke in California - June 13, 2008


Local Cops Should Enforce Immigration Laws - June 9, 2008


Imagine America Under Democrats: DNC Offers a Revealing Demonstration - June 3, 2008


Want to Lower Oil Prices? Try Drilling Oil, Not Grilling Oil Executives - June 2, 2008


Does Size Really Matter To Obama? - May 26, 2008


A Word to Barack Obama: Real Patriotism Speaks For Itself - May 19, 2008


Stand By For Higher Food Prices, Courtesy of California’s Environmental Crazies - May 12, 2008


Undemocratic Democrats Prepare the Smoke Filled Rooms - May 6, 2008


You’re Voting for the Future, But Obama’s Past Matters - May 5, 2008


Illegal Aliens Cost Americans More Than Taxes - April 28, 2008


100,000 New Cops? More of Hillary’s Unchecked Pandering - April 21, 2008


Rebates OK: Democrats Admit Tax Cuts Work - April 14, 2008


Al-Maliki’s Cut and Run Strategy - April 11, 2008


Destroy Afghanistan’s Poppy Fields Now - April 7, 2008


From Clinton to Obama to Kwame Kilpatrick, Democrats Can’t Help But Lie - March 31, 2008


Barack Obama Raises a Red Flag for ‘Typical White People’


Barack Obama’s Record of Poor Judgment - March 18, 2008


Obama’s Right; Words Do Matter, and Those of Jeremiah Wright are Troubling - March 17, 2008


Why the U.S. Has Not Had Another Major Terror Attack - March 10, 2008


Barack Obama Hasn’t a Clue: Here’s Why Osama Bin Laden Hasn’t Been Captured Yet - March 3, 2008


The Second Amendment: What a Difference a Comma Makes - February 25, 2008


Nancy Pelosi Helps Al Qaeda Run Out the Clock on the Bush Administration - February 22, 2008


McCain Would Be Reagan’s Choice - February 18, 2008


Senate Needs to Worry About the Patriot Act, Not the Patriots - February 11, 2008


Interrogation by Democrats: Hugs Instead of Waterboarding - February 4, 2008

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