Michael S. Smith II

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Michael S. Smith II
Residence Charleston, S.C.
Nationality American
Education Bachelor of Arts; GC, Intelligence Analysis[1]
Alma mater College of Charleston
Occupation Open Source Intelligence Consultant[2]
Years active 2005-present
Employer Kronos Advisory
Political party Republican

Michael S. Smith II is an American terrorism analyst. He is a co-founder of Kronos Advisory, a U.S.-based firm established in 2011 that is owned by James E. Livingston and Smith.[3]


In 2011 Smith produced a report on Iran’s ties to Al-Qaeda that was distributed to members of the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus.[4][5][6][7]

In 2015 Smith facilitated the provision of threat information for the U.S government and Ghost Security on the Islamic State group.[8] One such tip disrupted a plot for a terror attack at a Tunisian resort, resulting in the arrest of more than a dozen terror suspects.[8]

In 2017 Smith entered into a conflict with former Breitbart editor and Donald Trump advisor, Sebastian Gorka, questioning Gorka's experience and expertise with respect to international terrorism. Gorka responded by allegedly threatening lawsuit over Smith's remarks on Twitter and inviting Smith to have coffee with him at the White House.[9]