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Latest podcast episodes about Central Intelligence Agency

Danger Close with Jack Carr
Douglas London: Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence

Danger Close with Jack Carr

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 114:07


Douglas London is a retired senior CIA operations officer and the author of the new book The Recruiter: Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence.  Doug served as a U.S. Marine before joining the Central Intelligence Agency in 1984 where he worked for 34 years - 17 years on either side of 9/11.  His job was the clandestine collection of HUMINT - intelligence that comes from people who provide secrets valuable to the United States.  By virtue of recruiting spies for an equal number of years on either side of 11 September 2001, Doug offers a unique perspective on the Agency pre and post that seminal date in history.   He served in the Middle East, South and Central Asia, and Africa including three assignments as a chief of station, the president's senior advisor at post, and chief of base in a conflict zone.  Assignments at CIA Headquarters included executive positions at the Agency's Counterterrorism Center, Information Operations Center, and Near East and South Asia Division.  He is the recipient of the CIA's Career Intelligence Medal.   Today, Doug is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies, and is a non-resident fellow at the Middle East Institute.   On this episode of Danger Close, Doug discusses the state of modern intelligence, failures of the intelligence community, a lack of accountability prevalent in the post-9/11 CIA, and a lot more.   You can follow him on Twitter @douglaslondon5 and you can follow Jack on social platforms  @jackcarrusa. Featured Gear: Microsoft Surface  Premier Body Armor Bulletproof Laptop Case Sponsors: SIG Sauer: Today's episode is presented by SIG Sauer. Schnee's: Go to Schnees.com and use the promo code JACK21 to save 10% off your pair of Schnee's boots and logo wear.

Bro History - Geopolitics & Foreign Policy

Bro History Origins of the CIA On todays episode, we discuss the early history of the Central Intelligence Agency. Support our Sponsor Conflict of Nations: WW3. Find it on the appstore / playstore or the web game at ww3.tv. Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/brohistory #213 Origins of the CIA szamotah

The Team House
Mick Mulroy | CIA Paramilitary Operations Officer | Ep. 115

The Team House

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 126:36


Michael “Mick” Patrick Mulroy is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East. Mr. Mulroy is a retired Paramilitary Operations Officer (PMOO) from the Central Intelligence Agency. His previous assignments include: Chief of Department in Special Activities Center (formerly Special Activities Division), Chief of Station of an overseas country, Chief of Expeditionary Team in a warzone country, Chief of Base in a warzone country, Deputy Chief of a Branch in Special Activities Division (SAD), a PMOO in a Branch in SAD and several other overseas and headquarters positions. His awards include the Intelligence Star, the Intelligence Commendation Medal, the Career Intelligence Medal and the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal, among others. Mr. Mulroy is also a retired U.S. Marine reservist where he served as both a commissioned and enlisted Marine. During his twenty years of service, he served as an Armored Crewman, a Judge Advocate and an Infantry Officer. His awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal, among others. He is also a recipient of the State Department's Superior Honor Award. Mr. Mulroy holds a bachelor's degree from Augusta University and a law degree from Samford University. He is married to Mary Beth Mulroy and they have two children. A son that is a college student in Montana and a U.S. Marine reservist and a daughter who is a college student in South Carolina. Today's sponsor:

Secure Freedom Minute
Can Bill Burns‘ CIA Get the CCP Threat Right?

Secure Freedom Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 1:01


It's good news that the Central Intelligence Agency is establishing a new Mission Center focused on the massive and growing threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party. Such a heightened priority is long overdue, especially in light of the PRC's past successes in discovering and neutralizing U.S. spy networks there. The bad news is that the man ultimately responsible for the CIA's China portfolio is its Director, William Burns. In his previous post as president of the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, Mr. Burns presided over that think tank's extensive collaborations with Chinese influence operations successfully used by the CCP to obscure the true magnitude of the existential danger it poses to America. The question occurs: Can the CIA accurately assess and help counter the China threat if its efforts are overseen by a man who has himself gotten it seriously wrong? This is Frank Gaffney.

Kremlin File
Year of the Spy

Kremlin File

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 40:08


This October, we will be exclusively interviewing spies to hear about their fascinating, and sometimes spooky lives as undercover agents. Our first guest is Christopher Burgess, the 30+ year veteran of the CIA, who was stationed in the Soviet Union during the Cold War at a time when spies on both sides were selling information to their country's enemies.  BIO: Christopher Burgess is a 30+ year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency and the recipient of the agency's Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. He has appeared on CNN, News Nation, BBC, I24, China News, Bloomberg, CBS, NBC, and ABC proving  his perspective on global security issues.He has also lectured and presented before government, academic, and business organizations around the world for the past 15 years.  Christopher's Twitter: @burgessct Christopher's Website: burgessct.com

The Opperman Report
Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches / L.A. Secret Police. Inside the LAPD Elite Spy Network

The Opperman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 118:05


Info Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches / L.A. Secret Police. Inside the LAPD Elite Spy Network There have always been mail-order brides in America—but we haven't always thought about them in the same ways. In Buying a Bride, Marcia A. Zug starts with the so-called “Tobacco Wives” of the Jamestown colony and moves all the way forward to today's modern same-sex mail-order grooms to explore the advantages and disadvantages of mail-order marriage. It's a history of deception, physical abuse, and failed unions. It's also the story of how mail-order marriage can offer women surprising and empowering opportunities. Drawing on a forgotten trove of colorful mail-order marriage court cases, Zug explores the many troubling legal issues that arise in mail-order marriage: domestic abuse and murder, breach of contract, fraud (especially relating to immigration), and human trafficking and prostitution. She tells the story of how mail-order marriage lost the benign reputation it enjoyed in the Civil War era to become more and more reviled over time, and she argues compellingly that it does not entirely deserve its current reputation. While it is a common misperception that women turn to mail-order marriage as a desperate last resort, most mail-order brides are enticed rather than coerced. Since the first mail-order brides arrived on American shores in 1619, mail-order marriage has enabled women to improve both their marital prospects and their legal, political, and social freedoms. Buying A Bride uncovers this history and shows us how mail-order marriage empowers women and should be protected and even encouraged. L.A. Secret Police. Inside the LAPD Elite Spy Network L.A. Secret Police. Inside the LAPD Elite Spy Network is a New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller. This incredible non-fiction book rips the lid off the LAPD and exposes the reader to its dark underbelly of corruption during the reign of Chief Daryl Gates. L.A. cops ruined lives and reputations, inflicted mindless brutality, committed murder and engaged in massive cover-ups. In Los Angeles, police corruption was much more than unmarked envelopes stuffed with cash. It was a total corruption of power. For decades LAPD engaged in massive illegal spying and lied about it. Its spying targets included politicians, movie stars, professional athletes, news reporters and anyone wielding power or those of interest to Daryl Gates. Incredibly, the spying targets included a Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, a Secretary of Defense, a current Governor and the President of the United States. It all happened in Los Angeles. Detective Rothmiller is the modern-day Frank Serpico; he exposed the tentacles of corruption which reached to the highest levels within the LAPD and Washington D.C. It wasn't long after that an assassin attempted to take his life. It was apparent to many that powerful forces wanted him silenced. Incredibly, in this book Detective Rothmiller names names! See why this book changed the LAPD and is required reading at many universities. As former Assistant United States Attorney Marvin Rudnick said, “Rothmiller was in a position to know. He did very sensitive work.” Every book has an ending. However, the ending of this book will shock you. Within the new epilogue is a multi-page essay written especially for this updated book by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston. In it he describes his personal experience as a target of Daryl Gates illegal intelligence operations while he served as a Los Angeles Times reporter. You'll also read the challenge posed by detective Rothmiller to the LAPD. A challenge LAPD has refused to answer. Since releasing this updated eBook, Detective Rothmiller has been interviewed dozens of times by the national media regarding current NSA domestic spying and the 2013 murderous rampage of former LAPD cop Christopher Dorner. In late 2013 Detective Rothmiller was interviewed for a major television documentary which will expose corruption and major crimes committed at the highest levels. The documentary is scheduled for release in 2016. 2 years ago #/, #a, #an, #bride:, #buying, #elite, #engaging, #history, #inside, #l.a., #lapd, #mail-order, #matches, #network", #of, #police., #secret, #spy, #the

The Opperman Report'
Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches / L.A. Secret Police. Inside the LAPD Elite Spy Network

The Opperman Report'

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 118:05


InfoBuying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches / L.A. Secret Police. Inside the LAPD Elite Spy NetworkThere have always been mail-order brides in America—but we haven't always thought about them in the same ways. In Buying a Bride, Marcia A. Zug starts with the so-called “Tobacco Wives” of the Jamestown colony and moves all the way forward to today's modern same-sex mail-order grooms to explore the advantages and disadvantages of mail-order marriage. It's a history of deception, physical abuse, and failed unions. It's also the story of how mail-order marriage can offer women surprising and empowering opportunities.Drawing on a forgotten trove of colorful mail-order marriage court cases, Zug explores the many troubling legal issues that arise in mail-order marriage: domestic abuse and murder, breach of contract, fraud (especially relating to immigration), and human trafficking and prostitution. She tells the story of how mail-order marriage lost the benign reputation it enjoyed in the Civil War era to become more and more reviled over time, and she argues compellingly that it does not entirely deserve its current reputation. While it is a common misperception that women turn to mail-order marriage as a desperate last resort, most mail-order brides are enticed rather than coerced. Since the first mail-order brides arrived on American shores in 1619, mail-order marriage has enabled women to improve both their marital prospects and their legal, political, and social freedoms. Buying A Bride uncovers this history and shows us how mail-order marriage empowers women and should be protected and even encouraged.L.A. Secret Police. Inside the LAPD Elite Spy NetworkL.A. Secret Police. Inside the LAPD Elite Spy Network is a New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller. This incredible non-fiction book rips the lid off the LAPD and exposes the reader to its dark underbelly of corruption during the reign of Chief Daryl Gates. L.A. cops ruined lives and reputations, inflicted mindless brutality, committed murder and engaged in massive cover-ups. In Los Angeles, police corruption was much more than unmarked envelopes stuffed with cash. It was a total corruption of power. For decades LAPD engaged in massive illegal spying and lied about it. Its spying targets included politicians, movie stars, professional athletes, news reporters and anyone wielding power or those of interest to Daryl Gates. Incredibly, the spying targets included a Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, a Secretary of Defense, a current Governor and the President of the United States. It all happened in Los Angeles.Detective Rothmiller is the modern-day Frank Serpico; he exposed the tentacles of corruption which reached to the highest levels within the LAPD and Washington D.C. It wasn't long after that an assassin attempted to take his life. It was apparent to many that powerful forces wanted him silenced. Incredibly, in this book Detective Rothmiller names names! See why this book changed the LAPD and is required reading at many universities. As former Assistant United States Attorney Marvin Rudnick said, “Rothmiller was in a position to know. He did very sensitive work.”Every book has an ending. However, the ending of this book will shock you. Within the new epilogue is a multi-page essay written especially for this updated book by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston. In it he describes his personal experience as a target of Daryl Gates illegal intelligence operations while he served as a Los Angeles Times reporter. You'll also read the challenge posed by detective Rothmiller to the LAPD. A challenge LAPD has refused to answer.Since releasing this updated eBook, Detective Rothmiller has been interviewed dozens of times by the national media regarding current NSA domestic spying and the 2013 murderous rampage of former LAPD cop Christopher Dorner. In late 2013 Detective Rothmiller was interviewed for a major television documentary which will expose corruption and major crimes committed at the highest levels. The documentary is scheduled for release in 2016.2 years ago #/, #a, #an, #bride:, #buying, #elite, #engaging, #history, #inside, #l.a., #lapd, #mail-order, #matches, #network", #of, #police., #secret, #spy, #the

Student of the Gun Radio
Biden Let Kabul Bomber Walk Free | SOTG 1091

Student of the Gun Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 47:42


A little more than a week after Sniffy Joe's panicked withdrawal from Afghanistan, the ISIS terrorist that killed 13 US Servicemen and 169 Afghans walked out of the Bagram SuperMax prison. Then to make matters worse, Biden ordered a drone strike that killed ten innocent people including 7 children in an effort to cover up his first mistake.  During our Brownells Bullet Points, Paul and Jarrad take a look at some of the values available now and consider the Magpul PMag. Despite ammunition prices, most of the gear you need is actually reasonably priced. Also, for our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters, we consider what it takes to be dangerous on demand. Gun owners need training, there is no getting around that fact. Sadly, too many Americans attempt to buy their way around training.   Thanks for being a part of SOTG! We hope you find value in the message we share. If you've got any questions, here are some options to contact us: • Send an Email • Send a Text • Call Us Enjoy the show! And remember…You're a Beginner Once, a Student For Life! TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE • [0:15:23] Brownells Bullet Points - Brownells.com     - TOPIC: What's on Sale? M3 PMag is the best one yet www.brownells.com• Huge thanks to our Partners: SDS Imports | Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat | Hi-Point Firearms | Silencer Central • [0:27:03] SOTG Homeroom - CrossBreedHolsters.com     - TOPIC: You cannot Buy your way around Training oneboxworkout.com • [0:36:16] ISIS Suicide Bomber Who Murdered 13 U.S. Troops Was Freed From Bagram Prison After Biden Withdrawal, Indian Media Claims www.dailywire.com/news• [0:41:52] Target In Kabul Drone Strike Was Aid Worker, No Ties To ISIS Or Secondary Explosion, NYT Reports www.dailywire.com FEATURING: Daily Wire, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University PARTNERS: SDS Imports, Brownells Inc, CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, Hi-Point Firearms, Silencer Central FIND US ON: Full30, Parler, MeWe.com, iTunes, Stitcher, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr SOURCES From www.dailywire.com/news: Indian media reported on Sunday that the ISIS terrorist who murdered 13 U.S. troops and killed at least 169 Afghan nationals had been freed from Bagram prison after U.S. forces abandoned the area amidst Democrat President Joe Biden's disastrous pullout from Afghanistan. “Senior Indian intelligence sources familiar with the case have told Firstpost that he was handed over to the United States' Central Intelligence Agency by the Research and Analysis Wing in September 2017,” Firstpost reported. “However, the jihadist walked free on 15 August along with thousands of other dangerous terrorists held in the high-security prison, taking advantage of the chaos that ensued in the aftermath of the United State's hurried exit and the Taliban's swift takeover of the entire country.” (Click Here for Full Article)   From www.dailywire.com: An explosive new investigative report from The New York Times released on Friday revealed that the man targeted by the U.S. Military in a drone strike last month — which the Biden administration claimed was to neutralize an ISIS threat — was actually an aid worker who worked for a U.S. organization and who had applied for refugee resettlement in the U.S. The Times report, which came after an exhaustive review of relevant video footage from that day as well as interviews with numerous individuals on the ground in Afghanistan, raised serious doubts about the Biden administration's version of events, “including whether explosives were present in the vehicle, whether the driver had a connection to ISIS, and whether there was a second explosion after the missile struck the car.” (Click Here for Full Article)

SpyCast
“One of CIA's Most Decorated Field Officers” – A Conversation with Marc Polymeropoulos

SpyCast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 53:50


What do you get if you cross a Greek Orthodox guy from Athens and a Jewish girl from Long Island; and then mix in two Ivy League degrees and a 26-year career in the Central Intelligence Agency? If you haven't worked out that this refers to Marc, given that he is mentioned in the episode title, you can probably forget ever having a career in intelligence. Mark is brimming with vitality, chock full of stories, and can talk baseball and wings as well as the finer points of Algerian politics or US grand strategy in the Middle East. If you ever pull up a bar stool next to Mark: you've hit a home run! Mark's new book, Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons From the CIA, distills the insights he derived from his career and is available in the International Spy Museum's bookshop.

Cleared Hot
Episode 199 - Evan Hafer

Cleared Hot

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 126:48


Evan Hafer is the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee. Prior to his current role he spent twenty years serving this country, first as a Special Forces soldier (Green Beret), then as a contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, completing multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. https://allform.com/clearedhot https://wildalaskan.com/clearedhot https://magicspoon.com/clearedhot https://athleticgreens.com/clearedhot  

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network
Rob McConnell Interviews - Thornton TD Barnes - The Gun Camera Footage of A UAP Was Ours and Annie Jacobsen's Lies

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 47:12


Thornton D. "TD" Barnes, author and entrepreneur, grew up on a ranch at Dalhart, Texas. He graduated from Mountain View High School in Oklahoma and embarked on a ten-year military career. He served as an Army intelligence specialist in Korea and then continued his education while in the US Army, attending two and a half years of missile and radar electronics by day and college courses at night. Barnes deployed with the first combat Hawk missile battalion during the Soviet Iron Curtain threat before attending the Artillery Officer Candidate School, where an injury ended his military career. During his extensive professional career, Barnes was a field engineer at the NASA High Range in Nevada for the X-15, XB-70, lifting bodies and lunar landing vehicles; working on the NERVA project at Jackass Flats, Nevada. He was a member of a special projects team at Area 51 for the Central Intelligence Agency. Barnes later formed a family oil and gas exploration company, drilling and producing oil and gas and mining uranium and gold. Barnes is currently the CEO of Startel, Inc., a landowner, and is actively mining a quarry for landscape rock and gold in Nevada. He is the president of Roadrunners Internationale, an association of Area 51 veterans, and is the executive director of the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame. Two National Geographic Channel documentaries feature Barnes: Area 51 Declassified and CIA--Secrets of Area 51. Numerous documentaries on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel and others also feature him. The Annie Jacobsen book Area 51 Declassified documents his career. Barnes lives in Henderson, Nevada. ****************************************************************** To listen to all our XZBN shows, with our compliments go to: https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv *** AND NOW *** The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.com The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewpaper.com

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network
Rob McConnell Interviews - Thornton TD Barnes - The Gun Camera Footage of A UAP Was Ours and Annie Jacobsen's Lies

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 47:12


Thornton D. "TD" Barnes, author and entrepreneur, grew up on a ranch at Dalhart, Texas. He graduated from Mountain View High School in Oklahoma and embarked on a ten-year military career. He served as an Army intelligence specialist in Korea and then continued his education while in the US Army, attending two and a half years of missile and radar electronics by day and college courses at night. Barnes deployed with the first combat Hawk missile battalion during the Soviet Iron Curtain threat before attending the Artillery Officer Candidate School, where an injury ended his military career. During his extensive professional career, Barnes was a field engineer at the NASA High Range in Nevada for the X-15, XB-70, lifting bodies and lunar landing vehicles; working on the NERVA project at Jackass Flats, Nevada. He was a member of a special projects team at Area 51 for the Central Intelligence Agency. Barnes later formed a family oil and gas exploration company, drilling and producing oil and gas and mining uranium and gold. Barnes is currently the CEO of Startel, Inc., a landowner, and is actively mining a quarry for landscape rock and gold in Nevada. He is the president of Roadrunners Internationale, an association of Area 51 veterans, and is the executive director of the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame. Two National Geographic Channel documentaries feature Barnes: Area 51 Declassified and CIA--Secrets of Area 51. Numerous documentaries on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel and others also feature him. The Annie Jacobsen book Area 51 Declassified documents his career. Barnes lives in Henderson, Nevada. ****************************************************************** To listen to all our XZBN shows, with our compliments go to: https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv *** AND NOW *** The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.com The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewpaper.com

The Steffan Tubbs Show Podcast
The Steffan Tubbs Show - September 10, 2021 - HR 2

The Steffan Tubbs Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 41:31


Special Guests, former CIA officer Jack Rice and Captain Shawn Duncan, call in to talk about their personal experiences on September 11, 2001. Jack Rice is a former Central Intelligence Agency officer, former prosecutor, and an internationally known journalist and television commentator. Shawn Duncan is a West Metro Firefighter Captain that coordinates the Denver 9/11 Stair Climb at Red Rocks Amphitheater.  You can find more at 911stairclimb.com. We dedicate this four hour program to the remembrance of those who passed, the first responders and military men and women, while also listening to your stories on that fateful day. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Lawfare Podcast
Sue Gordon and John McLaughlin on Intelligence and the Afghanistan Withdrawal

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 55:46


Many questions involving intelligence and Afghanistan have come up in the past few weeks. Did intelligence prepare policymakers for the rapid collapse of the Afghan forces and the Taliban's taking of the capital? How unusual is it for a CIA director to visit a de facto war zone—in this case, Bill Burns to travel to Kabul to meet with Taliban leaders? What's the context for intelligence sharing with the Taliban? To tackle these issues, David Priess sat down with Sue Gordon, who for two years during the Trump administration was the principal deputy director of national intelligence after decades of service at the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and John McLaughlin, who served as the acting director of central intelligence and the deputy director during the George W. Bush presidency, after a career as an analyst, manager and executive in the CIA. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Unusual Minds
Unusual Minds ep 39 Dr. Steve Metz

Unusual Minds

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 85:27


Dr. Steven Metz is Professor of National Security and Strategy in the Department of National Security and Strategy and Senior Research Professor, Geostrategic Affairs. From 1993 to 2020, Dr. Metz was in the USAWC Strategic Studies Institute serving as Director of Research; Henry L. Stimson Professor of Military Studies; Chairman of the Regional Strategy Department; Research Director for the Joint Strategic Landpower Task Force; Director of the Future of American Strategy Project; Project Director for the Army Iraq Stabilization Strategic Assessment; Director of the Strategic Studies Institute and Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Future Landpower Environment Project; and Co-Organizer (along with former Deputy Secretary of Defense John White and former Director of Central Intelligence John Deutch) of the Harvard-U.S. Army War College Symposia on Security Transformation. Dr. Metz has also been on the faculty of the Air War College, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and several universities. He has been an advisor to political campaigns; testified in both houses of Congress; and spoken on military and security issues around the world. He served on the blue ribbon advisory panel for the Secretary of Defense Strategic Portfolio Review for Close Combat Capabilities; the RAND Insurgency Board; the Board of Advisors for the U.S. Army history of Operation Iraqi Freedom; the Senior Advisory Panel on Special Forces—Conventional Forces Interdependence; the Atlantic Council's Defense Austerity Task Force; the Central Intelligence Agency's External Advisory Panel for the Iraq Working Group; the Board of Advisers for the American Enterprise Institute's Defense Review; the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Defense Reform For a New Era Task Force; and the Lexington Institute's Grading Government Performance on Homeland Security Task Force. He has also been an Adjunct Scholar at the U.S. Military Academy's Modern War Institute. Dr. Metz is the author of Iraq and the Evolution of American Strategy (2008) and several hundred articles, essays, monographs, reports, and book chapters. His research has taken him to 32 countries, including Iraq immediately after the collapse of the Hussein regime He holds a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University, and an MA and BA from the University of South Carolina. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Talking Beats with Daniel Lelchuk
Ep. 109: Terrorism and Afghanistan with Bruce Hoffman and Jacob Ware

Talking Beats with Daniel Lelchuk

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 58:40


"The problem today that we didn't have during the Cold War or twenty years ago is that there's profound disagreement over what are the biggest threats to our national security." On the day the United States is scheduled to end its military presence in Afghanistan, two experts on counterterrorism — Bruce Hoffman and Jacob Ware— join Daniel for a special discussion. On the docket is a deep dive into many issues surrounding the exit. What could the US have done better, or differently? What could happen if ISIS-K and Al Qaeda vie for power in a Taliban-led society? Hoffman makes clear that in his opinion, the US should not be leaving. But what is the alternative? Support Talking Beats with Daniel Lelchuk. Professor Bruce Hoffman has been studying terrorism and insurgency for over four decades. He is a tenured professor in Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service where from 2010 to 2017 he was the Director of both the Center for Security Studies and of the Security Studies Program. In addition, Professor Hoffman is visiting Professor of Terrorism Studies at St Andrews University, Scotland. He previously held the Corporate Chair in Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency at the RAND Corporation and was also Director of RAND's Washington, D.C. Office. Professor Hoffman also served as RAND's Vice President for External Affairs and as Acting Director of RAND's Center for Middle East Public Policy. Appointed by the U.S. Congress to serve as a commissioner on the Independent Commission to Review the FBI's Post-9/11 Response to Terrorism and Radicalization, Professor Hoffman was a lead author of the commission's final report. He was Scholar-in-Residence for Counterterrorism at the Central Intelligence Agency between 2004 and 2006; an adviser on counterterrorism to the Office of National Security Affairs, Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq in 2004, and from 2004-2005 an adviser on counterinsurgency to the Strategy, Plans, and Analysis Office at Multi-National Forces-Iraq Headquarters, Baghdad. Professor Hoffman was also an adviser to the Iraq Study Group. He has been a Distinguished Scholar, a Public Policy Scholar, a Senior Scholar, and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.; a Senior Fellow at the Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.; a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Counter-Terrorism, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel; and, a Visiting Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also a contributing editor to The National Interest and a member of the Jamestown Foundation's Board of Directors; a member of the board of advisers to the FBI Intelligence Analysts Association; and, serves on the advisory boards to the Arms Sales Monitoring Project at the Federation of American Scientists and of Our Voices Together: September 11 Friends and Families to Help Build a Safer, More Compassionate World. Professor Hoffman holds degrees in government, history, and international relations and received his doctorate from Oxford University. In November 1994, the Director of Central Intelligence awarded Professor Hoffman the United States Intelligence Community Seal Medallion, the highest level of commendation given to a non-government employee, which recognizes sustained superior performance of high value that distinctly benefits the interests and national security of the United States. Jacob Ware is a Research Associate in the Counterterrorism and Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Policy Vets
General David Petraeus - The United States Should Have a Permanent Footprint in Afghanistan

Policy Vets

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 57:09


In today's special episode, Secretary Shulkin and Lou are joined by General David Petraeus. General Petraeus served Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and before retiring from a 37 year Army career, served as the Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Commander, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan. He speaks to the tragedy that is occurring in Afghanistan, and provides words of encouragement to veterans who are struggling with the U.S. Withdrawal.

Beyond the Uniform
BTU #402 - Find Your Mission (Nic McKinley)

Beyond the Uniform

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 43:53


Why Listen: This is one of the more energizing conversations I've had on the show. In addition to serving in the Air Force, working in the State Department, serving in the CIA, and now running two different companies - one of them designed to fight human trafficking - Nic is needless to say, an amazing human being. As a founder of two companies, his biggest advice to entrepreneurs is to not start a company. We talk about how success is opportunity meeting preparation, and how oftentimes we focus on motivation when we should be focused on preparedness and the reasons why we are doing things. We talk a lot about mission and some of the best tactical advice I've heard from a guest about how to specifically and tactically uncover your next mission. We talk about the choices that we make every single day and how we have limited opportunities and being precise in what we say yes to, and better and more important, what we say no to. We talk about not just having compassion and empathy lead the tears, but having that lead to motivation. We talk about so much on this show. And I think it's one of the few episodes I would say is worthy of three or four listens.  About Nic: Nic McKinley is the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of VERAFĪ, a private intelligence and due diligence firm specializing in collecting, analyzing, and presenting intelligence so you can make confident decisions about key hires and investments. He is also the Founder and CEO of DeliverFund, a nonprofit private intelligence firm that disrupts human trafficking markets by providing intelligence and delivering specialized analytics about human trafficking activities to law enforcement authorities. He is a 10-year veteran of the US Air Force, where he served as both pararescuemen and as a pararescue instructor and a pararescue team leader. He has also worked for both the US Department of State as well as the Central Intelligence Agency.

Into the Impossible
Tom Delonge & Jim Semivan: An Honest Talk About Government Secrets!

Into the Impossible

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 88:07


Tom DeLonge started To The Stars Academy, a multi-pronged approach to address issues related to UFO/UAPs. TTSA has several divisions including: Science & Technology Division wherein TTSA collects documents and physical materials from public and private sources related to the UAP phenomena to study it and then transitions the transformative technologies behind it to wider applications of public benefit. The company's consulting and research arm features top former officials from the Pentagon, CIA, Department of Defense, and Lockheed Martin Skunkworks. S.C.O.U.T. & V.A.U.L.T. : division aims to be the world's most comprehensive intelligence tool for collecting, analyzing, and reporting unidentified aerial phenomena. Anyone will be able to instantly tap into the database via the S.C.O.U.T. mobile app to contribute and access real-time information on the phenomena globally.  The VAULT: will use proprietary AI to find patterns in data from S.C.O.U.T. and cross-reference information from other global databases to find answers in places we couldn't see before. Entertainment Division: Spanning film, television, books, music, art, and merchandise, To The Stars Entertainment Division creates and licenses original intellectual property by award-winning creators.  Fans of TTSA's vast entertainment brands find themselves immersed in exciting stories that inspire a new understanding and appreciation for the profound mysteries of our universe. Jim Semivan retired in 2007 after a 25-year career in the Central Intelligence Agency's National Clandestine Service. At the time of his retirement he was a member of the CIA's Senior Intelligence Service. Jim served multiple overseas and domestic tours along with senior management positions in CIA headquarters. He is the recipient of the Agency's Career Intelligence Medal. Curt hosts  @Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal  . Please subscribe to his channel! Please join my mailing list to get resources and enter giveaways to win a FREE copy of my book Losing the Nobel Prize: http://briankeating.com/mailing_list.php

The Quarantine Tapes
The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Frantz Fanon

The Quarantine Tapes

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 0:26


Today's Quotation is care of Frantz Fanon.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app! Born on the island of Martinique under French colonial rule, Frantz Omar Fanon (1925–1961) was one of the most important writers in black Atlantic theory in an age of anti-colonial liberation struggle. His work drew on a wide array of poetry, psychology, philosophy, and political theory, and its influence across the global South has been wide, deep, and enduring. In his lifetime, he published two key original works: Black Skin, White Masks (Peau noire, masques blancs) in 1952 and The Wretched of the Earth (Les damnés de la terre) in 1961. Collections of essays, A Dying Colonialism (L'an V de la révolution Algérienne 1959) and Toward the African Revolution (Pour la revolution Africaine), posthumously published in 1964, round out a portrait of a radical thinker in motion, moving from the Caribbean to Europe to North Africa to sub-Saharan Africa and transforming his thinking at each stop. The 2015 collection of his unpublished writings, Écrits sur l'aliénation et la liberté, will surely expand our understanding of the origins and intellectual context of Fanon's thinking.Fanon engaged the fundamental issues of his day: language, affect, sexuality, gender, race and racism, religion, social formation, time, and many others. His impact was immediate upon arrival in Algeria, where in 1953 he was appointed to a position in psychiatry at Bilda-Joinville Hospital. His participation in the Algerian revolutionary struggle shifted his thinking from theorizations of blackness to a wider, more ambitious theory of colonialism, anti-colonial struggle, and visions for a postcolonial culture and society. Fanon published in academic journals and revolutionary newspapers, translating his radical vision of anti-colonial struggle and decolonization for a variety of audiences and geographies, whether as a young academic in Paris, a member of the Algeria National Liberation Front (FLN), Ambassador to Ghana for the Algerian provisional government, or revolutionary participant at conferences across Africa. Following a diagnosis and short battle with leukemia, Fanon was transported to Bethesda, Maryland (arranged by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency) for treatment and died at the National Institute for Health facility on December 6, 1961.From https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/frantz-fanon/ For more information about Fanon:“Frantz Fanon”:https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/frantz-fanon/ “The Revolutionary Humanism of Frantz Fanon”: https://jacobinmag.com/2020/12/humanism-frantz-fanon-philosophy-revolutionary-algeria

Books on Pod
#157 - Christina Hillsberg on LICENSE TO PARENT

Books on Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 51:11


Former CIA spy Christina Hillsberg chats with Trey Elling on LICENSE TO PARENT: HOW MY CAREER AS A SPY HELPED ME RAISE RESOURCEFUL, SELF-SUFFICIENT KIDS. Questions include: How did she end up working in the Central Intelligence Agency? (01:12) Is there a good way to teach kids how to improvise for becoming better prepared? (11:53) What is 'getting off the X'? (12:51) Why is it important for kids to avoid predictability in being aware of their surroundings? (17:35) What is 'you, me, same same'? (23:12) How has Christina opened her kids' eyes to the world to help build rapport with others? (26:22) Why are analytic lead sentences important for teaching children written communication skills? (32:34) Are there good ways to moderate technology with little kids? (37:18)

Persuasion School with Jake Savage
How to secure buy-in during difficult situations | Lessons from an ex-CIA agent

Persuasion School with Jake Savage

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 50:42


Matt Osborne is a former CIA agent who now heads up the international operations team for O.U.R.. In this interview, Matt shares what it's like to sit across the table from underground sex traffickers, pretending to build rapport as a potential customer right before his team conducts a sting! He also shares tips on persuasion based on his past experience of having to secure buy-in from U.S. Presidents. Enjoy! If you'd like to get involved in the fight against sex trafficking and child exploitation, I'd encourage you to visit OUR's website here. You can also learn more about their work from the documentary that Matt mentioned here. And if you're ready to donate, you can do so here!Want to improve your ability to positively influence and persuade others? Need some help working on it? If so, I'm available for coaching. I've worked one-on-one with Persuasion School listeners who want to improve and I'd love to work with you too. Click here to book a power hour with me or message me on Instagram if you're interested in ongoing coaching: @itsjakesavage.Have a question you want answered on the show? If so, check out our "Members Only Q&A" podcast segment via: patreon.com/persuasionschool . There you can register and submit a question and I'll provide an answer via podcast episode. You'll also have access to all of the other questions and answers from other subscribers.GUEST BIO:"Director of International Operations Matt Osborne has held a variety of positions within Operation Underground Railroad since he joined the organization in 2014, focused on undercover rescue operations, aftercare, education and outreach. Before that he served a 12-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency and US Department of State, where he worked issues related to terrorism against the homeland, illegal narcotics, organized crime, and human trafficking. He regularly provided secrets and analysis to US Presidents, senior cabinet officials, and the National Security Council.In his role as a Foreign Service Officer and diplomat, Matt served overseas tours in Madrid, Spain, Caracas, Venezuela, and Mexico City, Mexico, and organized official visits for former President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.Matt holds a B.A. in International Studies from Miami University in Oxford, OH, and a M.A. in International Policy Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA. He has been married for almost 25 years and has two teenage daughters who give him the drive to fight child exploitation and human trafficking around the world."

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
A Journalist Vs. the CIA in Federal Court w/ Jefferson Morley

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 58:48


On this edition of Parallax Views, former Washington Post journalist Jefferson Morley took on the Central Intelligence Agency in federal court for a daunting 16 years. Morley struggles related to the release of files around the JFK assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald, an enigmatic figure known as George Joannides, and the Fair Play for Cuba Committee. He details all this in his new book Morley V CIA: My Unfinished JFK Investigation. But this isn't simply a book about the JFK assassination. It's not about who pulled the trigger. It's not claiming LBJ was the culprit, rhat the CIA set up the whole thing, or anything like that. Instead, it's really a book about state secrecy vs. state transparency. You may have no interest in the Kennedy assassination, BUT it has become the symbol of the public's ever-escalating distrust in various institutions. As such, figures who were firmly in the "Lee Harvey Oswald was the Lone Nut Assassin of JFK" offered their support to Morley's lawsuit. Among them are Gerald Posner and, perhaps most famously, Vincent Bugliosi. JFK researchers like David Talbot and Anthony Summers also lent their support. Why? Well, the argument goes that the national security state making these decades old documents public would restore trust in their institutions. For years, Jefferson Morley, with the help of his lawyer Jim Lesar, fought against the CIA for the declassification. They won many cases. But eventually a figure came into the picture that would change all of that. He was initially supportive, but open being on the cusp of a Supreme Court nomination changed his tune. That figure was Brett Kavanaugh. Yes, folks, this episode is going to be a rather interesting foray into issues related to FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) documents, state secrecy, and the tax-paying public's right to transparency from their government. Even if you're not at all interested in the JFK assassination, this Kafka-esque story should hold your attention. And it turns out the documents Morley turned up may impart lessons about U.S. foreign policy towards Cuba that would go unheeded as we headed into the Iraq War under President George W. Bush. Also what can Morley's case tell us about how th federal courts potentially block democracy. All that and more on this edition of Parallax Views!

History conspiracy podcast
CIA Film - Science Of Spying -1965

History conspiracy podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 52:24


This film presents an account of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) activities that had previously been covert, including actions in Iran, Vietnam, Laos, the Congo, Cuba, and Guatemala. The film includes interviews with CIA director Allen Dulles and Allen Dulles. - National Archives - Science of Spying - National Security Council. Central Intelligence Agency.   --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/art-mcdermott/support

Highway Diary with Eric Hollerbach
Highway Diary w/ Eric Hollerbach Ep 310 - Earl Skakel

Highway Diary with Eric Hollerbach

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 124:35


VIDEO VERSION HERE   The People's Roast Battle Champ. The Central Intelligence Agency of the LA comedy Scene, Earl Skakel joins the Highway Diary podcast to talk about Comedy Business, career Moves, Feuds, Procrastination, and missed opportunities.   We talk a lot about Inappropriate Earl Ep 247 with Barry Katz https://soundcloud.com/inappropriate-earl/episode-247-barry-katz   Earl's Plugs:   The Jellies  on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim & HBO    Max  Earl plays“Barry Jelly” on the show  Inappropriate Ear Podcast   My Plugs:   www.EricHollerbach.com - Standup / Podcast Recording Dates  A CBD Remedy - www.ACBDRemedy.com “Eric” for 20% off    

The John Batchelor Show
1522: 2/2 Biden Administration vs China.

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 8:20


Photo: This film covers China's political history including Mao Tse-tung, the Boxer Rebellion, and the Nationalist - Communist victory. National Security Council. Central Intelligence Agency. (09/18/1947 - 12/04/1981) 2/2  Biden Administration vs China.   https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/07/17/bidens-new-china-doctrine

Respect Life Radio
Mike Pompeo: On threats to America, international and domestic

Respect Life Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 26:57


"I've joked about the fact that, you know, I've met with the Taliban, I've met with Chairman Kim, but nothing frightens me more than what's happening in our schools today. We truly have to get our hands around this because they are educating the next generation that we are a racist nation and that will fundamentally put at risk our republic," said Mike Pompeo, the former U.S. secretary of state who also served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, congressman from Kansas and U.S. Army officer. A graduate of West Point and of Harvard Law School, he has also been a business founder and CEO. Pompeo is a distinguished fellow at the Hudson Institute and is chairman of CAVPAC, the Champion American Values political action committee. Follow him @mikepompeo on Twitter. Note: Given technical difficulties, sections of the host's questions were re-recorded after the interview.

The Lawfare Podcast
Lawfare Archive: Countering Chinese Espionage

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 50:42


From December 14, 2019: Recently, former CIA officer Jerry Lee was sentenced to 19 years in prison for conspiring to share classified information with the Chinese government. During the time in which Lee was in touch with Chinese intelligence agents, dozens of CIA sources in China were arrested or killed—a catastrophe for CIA operations in the country. What's the connection between this disaster and the Lee case? And what do both mean for Chinese counterintelligence work overall? David Priess sat down with John McLaughlin, practitioner-in-residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and former acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Shane Harris, intelligence and national security reporter for The Washington Post whose reporting covered much of the Jerry Lee case. They talked about the case, counterintelligence in China and the impact on the U.S.-China relationship. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

OODAcast
Episode 72: Cofer Black on Leadership Lessons Learned and Speaking Truth to Power

OODAcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 56:26


In this OODAcast, we talk with renowned counter-terrorism expert and career clandestine services professional Cofer Black. Cofer is best known for having been the Director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center on 9/11 and having been part of the intelligence community warning about the near-term threat of terrorism in the United States prior to the attacks. However, his pedigree in counterterrorism issues was well established with a distinguished career in the field in high-risk areas and operations. During our discussion Cofer provides insight on a variety of issues including: How his childhood experiences traveling around Africa equipped him for the clandestine services. What it was like to be tracking al Qaeda prior to 9/11. How AQ planned to assassinate him during a high risk tour of duty overseas. How to speak truth to power and what he learned trying to provide early warning prior to 9/11. Lessons learned on leadership from a career in the intelligence community and private sector Cofer's Full Bio: Ambassador Black has had a distinguished 28-year career in the Directorate of Operations at the Central Intelligence Agency including serving as the Director of the CIA Counterterrorist Center during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In this capacity he served as the CIA Director's Special Assistant for Counterterrorism as well as the National Intelligence Officer for Counterterrorism. Ambassador Black was also appointed as the first State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism with the designation of Ambassador at Large. During his CIA career, Ambassador Black served six foreign tours in field management positions. In 1995, Ambassador Black was named the Task Force Chief in the Near East and South Asia Division. From June 1998 through June 1999 he served as the Deputy Chief of the Latin America Division. After his government service, Ambassador Black transitioned to the private sector and served as Vice President for Global Operations at Blackbird Raytheon Technologies and as Vice Chairman of Blackwater Worldwide and as Chairman of Total Intelligence Solutions. In addition to numerous exceptional performance awards and meritorious citations, Ambassador Black received the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the George H. Bush Medal for Excellence, and the Exceptional Collector Award for 1994.

Breaking Into Cybersecurity
PREPARING FOR A SUCCESSFUL FEDERAL INTERVIEW w/ Chris Westbrook - 06.30.2021

Breaking Into Cybersecurity

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 68:16


Join us to get insider tips from a seasoned recruiter and hiring manager. Chris Westbrook has conducted over 1,000 interviews for federal positions and is here to answer your questions. Chris Westbrook is a talent development professional with a passion for career development, leadership, and change management. Prior to retirement in 2018, Chris spent the bulk of her career in the Central Intelligence Agency. Her last position was Deputy Director of the CIA's foreign-language school. Previous to this, she served on a tiger team to implement CIA's largest organizational change since its creation in 1947, leading to the creation of a Talent Center of Excellence responsible for the hiring, development, and management of CIA's workforce. This series was created by Renee Small & ☁️ Christophe Foulon ☁️ to share stories of how the most recent cybersecurity professionals are breaking into the industry. We hope this helps you in your quest to break into cybersecurity as well. Our special editions are us talking to experts in their fields and cyber gurus who share their experiences of helping others break-in. #breakingintocybersecurity #securitypeeps #cybersecurity #federaljobs #informationsecurity #federalinterviews _________________________________________ About the hosts: Renee Small is the CEO of Cyber Human Capital, one of the leading human resources business partners in the field of cybersecurity, and author of the Amazon #1 best-selling book, Magnetic Hiring: Your Company's Secret Weapon to Attracting Top Cyber Security Talent. She is committed to helping leaders close the cybersecurity talent gap by hiring from within and helping more people get into the lucrative cybersecurity profession. https://www.linkedin.com/in/reneebrownsmall/ Download a free copy of her book at magnetichiring.com/book Develop Your Cybersecurity Career Path: How to Break into Cybersecurity at Any Level - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1955976007/ Christophe Foulon focuses on helping to secure people and processes with a solid understanding of the technology involved. He has over 10 years as an experienced Information Security Manager and Cybersecurity Strategist with a passion for customer service, process improvement, and information security. He has significant experience in optimizing the use of technology while balancing the implications to people, processes, and information security by using a consultative approach. https://www.linkedin.com/in/christophefoulon/ Find out more about CPF-Coaching at https://cpf-coaching.com Develop Your Cybersecurity Career Path: How to Break into Cybersecurity at Any Level - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1955976007/ • Podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingintocybersecurity • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BreakingIntoCybersecurity --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingintocybersecurity/support

America's Roundtable
Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo | Affirming the Abraham Accords | The Iran Nuclear Threat | US Policy Toward Communist China | Announcement of Champion American Values

America's Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 13:35


Join America's Roundtable co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy for a conversation with special guest Honorable Mike Pompeo, former U.S. Secretary of State (2018-2021), former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (2017-2018) and member of the U.S. Congress (2011 to 2017). This discussion focuses on US leadership in foreign policy led by the Trump administration and through Secretary Pompeo's principled approach in securing peace through strength in the Middle East. The importance of affirming the Abraham Accords and institutionalizing this significant endeavor is brought to the forefront. Secretary Pompeo raises serious concerns about the Biden administration's rush to sign an Iranian nuclear deal which threatens Israel, the region, and beyond. The conversation also highlights the measures undertaken by the Trump administration to hold to account Iran, a state-sponsor of terrorism. Secretary Pompeo also weighs into the urgent work at hand to address communist China's striving for economic, technology and military dominance through intellectual property theft, creating vassal states around the world through its Road and Belt initiative, and military encroachments in the South China Sea. Secretary Pompeo announces the launch of Champion American Values to promote shared values and principles: https://cavpac.com/ https://ileaderssummit.org/services/americas-roundtable-radio/ https://ileaderssummit.org/ | https://jerusalemleaderssummit.com/ America's Roundtable on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/americas-roundtable/id1518878472 Twitter: @ileaderssummit @NatashaSrdoc @JoelAnandUSA America's Roundtable is co-hosted by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders of International Leaders Summit and the Jerusalem Leaders Summit. America's Roundtable radio program - a strategic initiative of International Leaders Summit, focuses on America's economy, healthcare reform, rule of law, security and trade, and its strategic partnership with rule of law nations around the world. The radio program features high-ranking US administration officials, cabinet members, members of Congress, state government officials, distinguished diplomats, business and media leaders and influential thinkers from around the world. America's Roundtable is aired by Lanser Broadcasting Corporation on 96.5 FM and 98.9 FM, covering Michigan's major market, SuperTalk Mississippi Media's 12 radio stations and 50 affiliates reaching every county in Mississippi and also heard in parts of the neighboring states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee, and through podcast on Apple Podcasts and other key online platforms.

Midday
The US-Russia Summit: What Did Biden And Putin Achieve?

Midday

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 20:05


Today on Midday, it's Midday on Foreign Affairs. We begin with a perspective on what was achieved during last week's summit in Geneva between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tom's guest is Melvin Goodman. He served for 42 years in government service, including positions at the Central Intelligence Agency, the State Department, and the National War College. Today he's a senior fellow at the Center for International Policyand an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University. Melvin Goodman joins Tom on Zoom from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Cognitive Crucible
#48 Bendett and Edmonds on AI and Autonomy in Russia

The Cognitive Crucible

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 35:14


During this episode, Jeff Edmonds and Sam Bendett--both of whom are Russian specialists with the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)--discuss their recently published report: AI and Autonomy in Russia. Funded by the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), the report covers everything from ethical considerations, to Russian entrepreneurship, to human capital gaps within the Russian citizenry. Link to full show notes and resources Guest Bios:  Samuel Bendett is an Adviser with CNA Strategy, Policy, Plans and Programs Center (SP3), where he is a member of the Russia Studies Program. He is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. His work involves research on the Russian defense and technology developments, unmanned and autonomous military systems and Artificial Intelligence, as well as Russian military capabilities and decision-making during crises. He is a Member of CNA's Center for Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence, and an honorary “Mad Scientist” with the USARMY TRADOC's Mad Scientist Initiative. He is also a Russian military autonomy and AI SME for the DOD's Defense Systems Information Analysis Center. Prior to joining CNA, Bendett worked at the National Defense University on emerging and disruptive technologies for government response in crisis situations, where he conducted research on behalf of the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy (OSD-P) and Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (OSD-AT&L). His previous experience includes working for US Congress, private sector and non-profit organizations on foreign policy, international conflict resolution, defense and security issues. Bendett's analyses, views and commentary on Russian military robotics, unmanned systems and artificial intelligence capabilities appear regularly in the C4ISRnet, Forbes, DefenseOne, Breaking Defense, War on the Rocks, The National Interest, Modern War Institute, War Is Boring, and The Strategy Bridge. He was also a foreign policy and international affairs contributor to the RealClearWorld.com blog, writing on Russian military technology. Bendett received his M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, Tufts University and B.A. in Politics and English from Brandeis University. He has native fluency in Russian. Jeffrey Edmonds is an expert on Russia and Eurasia. His research focuses on the Russian military, foreign policy, Russian threat perceptions, and Russian information and cyber operations. Most recently, Edmonds served as the Director for Russia on the National Security Council and acting Senior Director for Russia during the 2017 presidential transition. While on the NSC, Edmonds advised the president and his senior staff on Russia-related national security topics including the Ukraine and Syria crises, Russian military, foreign policy, threat perceptions, and information operations. Edmonds was also the lead director during a review of the United States policy towards Russia, culminating in a presidentially approved strategy that had global impact. Prior to the NSC, Edmonds served as a military analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency, covering Eurasian militaries. He has served in the U.S. Army on both active duty and the reserves for 22 years, with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Edmonds holds an M.P.A. from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, an M.A. from Boston University in Religious Studies, and a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He has a working knowledge of Russian. About: The Information Professionals Association (IPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the role of information activities, such as influence and cognitive security, within the national security sector and helping to bridge the divide between operations and research. Its goal is to increase interdisciplinary collaboration between scholars and practitioners and policymakers with an interest in this domain. For more information, please contact us at communications@information-professionals.org. Or, connect directly with The Cognitive Crucible podcast host, John Bicknell, on LinkedIn.

Home of Casey Jones' Podcast
Episode 106 – Good Bad Ugly CIA Edition

Home of Casey Jones' Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021


returning once more is friend of the show @ebeggin to go over the greatest hits of the Central Intelligence Agency. give us a dollar patreon.com/caseyjonespod

Escaping Society
ABCs of C.I.A.

Escaping Society

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 194:32


For our season 8 finale, we dip our toes into the sordid, shocking history of Truman's monster, the Central Intelligence Agency. From cyborg pussies to hallucinogenic cigars, we cover the whole damn alphabet. “A” is for AAAAAH! Does anyone have a conspiracy theory I can borrow? All of mine turned out to be true!

Executive Athletes
Episode #190-Ryan Zackon-CEO of Bonne Santé Group-Ironman

Executive Athletes

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 26:59


Currently the CEO of Bonne Santé Group, Ryan Zackon most recently served as Vice President and Interim Chief Operating Officer for Twinlab Consolidated Holdings, Inc., a publicly held 50-year old international health and wellness company engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of a broad array of nutritional products. His responsibilities included overseeing operations, logistics, supply chain and business development. During his tenure with the company, Mr. Zackon designed and initiated a highly proactive restructuring program including a substantial decrease in personnel, significant cost-cutting, consolidation of operations, margin increases and realignment of the company's priorities. Prior to his position as Chief Operating Officer to Twinlab, Mr. Zackon served as the VicePresident of Operations at Woodfield Distribution, LLC a leading 3PL provider to the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry. During his tenure with Woodfield, Mr. Zackon oversaw significant growth in fiscal year 2018 revenue and expanded the company footprint by standing up new domestic and international facilities. Before working with Woodfield, Mr. Zackon was Chief Operating Officer of Private Label Express, a nutraceutical health and wellness contract manufacturer and distributor. Under his leadership, Private Label Express scaled from 90 employees to over 240 employees with revenue exceeding $75 million. Prior to relocating to Florida, Mr. Zackon served as the Chief Operating Officer of PDF Security Services, a leading multi-national security consulting firm based in Sacramento, CA. Prior to PDF, Mr. Zackon founded Dynamic Protective Services. In addition to his accomplishments in the private sector, Mr. Zackon is a graduate of the Los Angeles County Police Academy at Rio Hondo Class 177. Upon graduation Mr. Zackon was engaged by the Los Angeles Police Department and Palantir Technologies to serve as an Intelligence Analyst embedded within LAPD's Special Investigation Section (SIS). Mr. Zackon trained at the Central Intelligence Agency in Mclean VA, followed by assignment to the Joint Regional Intelligence Center in Los Angeles. Mr. Zackon graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Psychology and is bilingual in English and French. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanzackon/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/executiveathletes/support

Cool Weird Awesome with Brady Carlson
The CIA Once Created Robot Fish

Cool Weird Awesome with Brady Carlson

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 3:21


It's National Go Fishing Day, though the fish in today's story aren't exactly the ones you'd expect to catch. They're robotic fish called Charlie and Charlene, and they were developed by the Central Intelligence Agency. Plus: tomorrow is National Surfing Day, and one place you might mark the occasion is the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum in California. Meet Catfish Charlie, the CIA's Robotic Spy (IEEE Spectrum) Santa Cruz Surfing Museum (Atlas Obscura) Back our show on Patreon for just $1 a month! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coolweirdawesome/message

CYBER
The CIA's Woke Twitter Rebrand

CYBER

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 49:57


The Central Intelligence Agency. Since its inception during the Cold War days it’s taken on the mystique as the silent hand of the US government. It’s been entwined in controversies ranging from the Phoenix Program during the Vietnam War, to Watergate and most recently, it’s role in the universally condemned torture of detainees during the decadeslong War On Terror. But then in 2014, something happened that heralded a brand new era in the once ultra-secretive (and not very public) spy agency: It got a Twitter account. Since, the CIA has been undergoing some kind of public rebranding. But why does an intelligence agency that’s whole existence is based on how good at being secret it is, need a public presence? Motherboard reporter Edward Ongweso is on the show to talk spies and tweets with me. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Departures with Robert Amsterdam
A veteran intelligence agent shares his perspective on Russia

Departures with Robert Amsterdam

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 31:25


As competition in the field of cyberwarfare heats up between Russia and the United States, there are few other experts with more experience working inside the Central Intelligence Agency than Jack Devine. For 32 years Devine worked as a US spymaster, serving as Acting Director and Associate Director of CIA’s operations outside the United States from 1993-1995, where he had supervisory authority over thousands of CIA employees involved in sensitive missions throughout the world. In addition, he served as Chief of the Latin American Division from 1992-1993 and was the principal manager of the CIA’s sensitive projects in Latin America. Devine's new book, "Spymaster’s Prism: The Fight Against Russian Aggression," explores a number of major espionage incidents which have taken place between the two nations since the end of World War II, and what lessons can be drawn to prepare for the next phase of competition in the clandestine services. The inside anecdotes alone make this book an exciting read, and Devine presents his highly unique perspective with detail and fascinating historical context from his own personal involvement in the service.

Broken Simulation with Sam Tripoli
#24: "Sam Tripoli's Hollywood Safari"

Broken Simulation with Sam Tripoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 117:25


Hosts Sam Tripoli and Johnny Woodard go elbow deep on the Tony Hinchcliffe junk, the Central Intelligence Agency's wonky recruiting video, and Sam recounts another journey deep into the wilds of Hollywood, California.Please support our sponsors:Go to https://nordvpn.com/brokensim or use a coupon "BROKENSIM" to get a two-year plan plus one additional month with a huge discount!Go to www.Nutrisystem.com/brokensim to get 50 percent off.Join a massive online learning community and get a free trial of premium service by visiting www.skillshare.com/broken!Get episodes early, and unedited, plus bonus episodes: www.patreon.com/brokensimulationWatch Broken Simulation: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCob18bx1jaU1HYPCPNRnyogSocial media:Twitter: @fatdragonpro, @johnnywoodardInstagram: @samtripoli, @johnnyawoodard

Lizard People: Comedy & Conspiracy Theories
Lesbians Were Invented By The CIA with Anna Salinas

Lizard People: Comedy & Conspiracy Theories

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 61:21


Lesbians! You know em, you love em, you are em. But what if we told you that lesbians were actually an invention of the Central Intelligence Agency? What if you were to learn that the very existence of lesbians is an elaborate scam dating back hundreds of years to distract women and keep the patriarchy in power? Sound confusing? You don't even know. This week the truly delightful writer and comedian Anna Salinas stopped by to explain the connections between queerness, Emergen-C, the ancient Greeks, J Edgar Hoover, and rugby teams. It's an all-timer episode that may shock you, but will definitely make you think hard about women and their soft soft lips.

Police Off The Cuff
Polic off the Cuff after Hours episode 37 with Dr. Richard Schoerbel

Police Off The Cuff

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 59:25


Dr. Richard Schoerberl: Over 25 years of terrorism and law enforcement experience, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency’s National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). He served in a variety of positions throughout his career, ranging from supervisory special agent at the FBI’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., to acting unit chief of the International Terrorism Operations Section at the NCTC’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia. He routinely managed and directed diverse teams of supervisory special agents and intelligence analysts on a global basis and directed senior level briefings involving global counterterrorism investigations and national security issues. Personally supervised or directly involved in numerous international terrorism investigations; such as 9-11, 2005 London Bombings, 2006 London airline plot. Before these organizations, he worked as a special agent investigating violent crime, international terrorism, terrorist financing, cyberterrorism, and organized crime. He was also assigned numerous collateral duties during his FBI tour – including a certified instructor and member of the agency’s SWAT program. In addition to the FBI and NCTC, he is an author and has served as a media contributor for Fox News, CNN, PBS, NPR, Al-Jazeera Television, Al Arabiva Television, Al Hurra, and Sky News in Europe. Additionally, he has authored numerous articles on terrorism and security. He is currently a Professor of Criminology and Homeland Security and works with Hope for Justice – a global nonprofit combatting human trafficking. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/otcpod1/support

By Any Means Necessary
Co-opting The Movement—How Petit-Bourgeois Politics Undermine Struggle

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 115:45


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by MOVE Family member Janine Africa to discuss the seizure, desecration, and disappearance of the remains of the MOVE family children murdered by the Philadelphia Police Department in 1985, the ‘apology' issued the University of Pennsylvania after it was revealed the prestigious academic institution exploited the children's bodies for decades, and why MOVE is continuing to demand the release of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by K.J. Noh, a longtime activist working on global justice issues, writer, teacher, and a member of Veterans for Peace, to discuss the aggressive anti-China posturing in Secretary of State Anthony Blinken's appearance on 60 Minutes, the crippling impact of the foreign sanctions on the Uyghur population which the US and EU purport to be protecting.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Chris Garaffa, editor of Tech for the People, for another edition of our weekly segment “Tech For The People,” to discuss how the Netflix series Spycraft whitewashes the bloody history of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Facebook panel set to determine whether former President Donald Trump can access the social media platform, and why the New York Police Department is ending its usage of Boston Dynamic's digital surveillance dog.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Jaribu Hill, founder and executive director of the Mississippi Workers' Center for Human Rights, to discuss Kamala Harris and the “left patriots” who believe imperialist propaganda, as well as questions of land, “class suicide,” and petit-bourgeois trends in movement politics.

By Any Means Necessary
New Netflix Spy Series Tilts Towards State Department Narratives

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 15:35


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Chris Garaffa, editor of Tech for the People, for another edition of our weekly segment “Tech For The People.” They discuss how the Netflix series Spycraft whitewashes the bloody history of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Facebook panel set to determine whether former President Donald Trump can access the social media platform, and why the New York Police Department is ending its usage of Boston Dynamic's digital surveillance dog.

The John Batchelor Show
1364: #JerusalemReport: Expanding levels of Iranian activity in Morocco. @IlanBerman, American Foreign Policy Council; Malcolm Hoenlein, @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 11:00


Photo: The Sultan of Morocco on his way to worship in the Kutubia mosque in his capital at Fez..The New John Batchelor ShowCBS Audio Network@Batchelorshow#JerusalemReport: Expanding levels of Iranian activity in Morocco. @IlanBerman American Foreign Policy Council Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1Ilan Berman is Senior Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC. An expert on regional security in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Russian Federation, he has consulted for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency as well as the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, and has also provided assistance on foreign policy and national security issues to a range of governmental agencies and congressional offices. He has been called one of America's "leading experts on the Middle East and Iran" by CNN. Related articles: https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-saudi-arabia-said-holding-direct-talks-to-mend-regional-rift/ https://www.newsweek.com/moment-truth-morocco-opinion-1583026 https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/04/16/diplomatic-arson-in-the-middle-east/

Secure Freedom Radio Podcast
With Reggie Littlejohn, Fred Fleitz, Rep. Tom McClintock and Jenny Beth Martin

Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 43:31


REGGIE LITTLEJOHN, Founder and President, Women's Rights Without Frontiers, @reggielittlejhn The Chinese Communist Party is the "anaconda in the chandelier" Stop the 'Genocide Games'  While China was banning domestic flights in and out of Wuhan, the Chinese government pressured foreign governments not to impose a travel ban on China FRED FLEITZ, President and CEO, Center for Security Policy, former Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency, former Chief of Staff for Amb. John Bolton, State Department, Author, "The Coming North Korean Nuclear Nightmare," @FredFleitz Congress Resumes the Intelligence Threat Briefing Circus - The US Senate Intelligence Committee has never been more political than it is now Fred Fleitz argues that the US intel committee was right to identify China as a mounting threat - less so for climate change Fleitz: Administration policies are being parroted by intelligence officials REP. TOM MCCLINTOCK, Representative, CA-04, Member, US House Judicary Committee, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, @RepMcClintock Rep. Tom McClintock recaps on his recent trip to survey the US southern border According to Gallup, 42 million individuals from Latin American countries want to migrant to the US JENNY BETH MARTIN, Co-Founder, Tea Party Patriots, Author, “Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution,” @jennybethm  Jenny Beth Martin: The people in the opposition say they want to protect the right to vote - that couldn't be further from the truth Martin argues that the new Georgia state election laws, "make it easier to vote and harder to cheat" MLB's Decision Has to Do with Woke Virtues Signaling, Not Voting Rights

Sinica Podcast
Ryan Hass on his new book, ‘Stronger’

Sinica Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 69:52


This week on Sinica, Kaiser welcomes back Ryan Hass, the Michael H. Armacost Chair at the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institute, a senior adviser at the Scowcroft Group and McLarty Associates, and the China Director at the National Security Council during the second Obama administration. Ryan’s new book, Stronger: Adapting America's China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence, lays out a great approach to right-sizing the challenges that China poses in the decades ahead and identifies a set of sensible U.S. responses: running faster instead of trying to trip the other guy, regaining confidence and avoiding declinism and defeatism, and not turning China into an enemy. 4:42: Differences in Biden and Trump administrations25:37: How interdependence with China raises American interests29:31: A firm and steady approach to America’s foremost competitor43:54: Risk reduction and crisis management vis-à-vis ChinaRecommendations:Ryan: Any publication by William J. Burns, the current director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Kaiser: Works by Susan B. Glasser, particularly those narrated by Julia Whelan.

The Lawfare Podcast
Covert Action

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 62:17


David Kris sat down with David Robarge, the chief historian at the Central Intelligence Agency, to discuss covert action. All together, around 50 covert actions have been declassified over the years, and Kris and Robarge discuss several of them, involving the Middle East, Western Europe, Africa and Central America. They also talked about the legal and policy rules governing covert action, the process by which covert action is reviewed and approved and the famous "Washington Post test."

Intergenerational Politics
Fmr. CIA Director John Brennan Shares His Undaunted Perspective

Intergenerational Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 55:35


John previously served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and was one of President Obama's most trusted national security advisors for the full Obama Administration. Before becoming Director in 2013, Brennan worked in the CIA from 1980 to 2005 specializing in Middle Eastern affairs and counterterrorism. He then started a consulting firm, before returning as Obama’s Homeland Security Advisor from 2009 to 2013 and then served as CIA director until 2017. This means he has served 3 Republican and 3 Democratic administrations. Since leaving government in 2017, he has been a very visible and vocal commentator on national security for MSNBC and wrote, “Undaunted: My Fight Against America’s Enemy At Home and Abroad.” Intergenerational Politics is a podcast created by Jill Wine-Banks and Victor Shi dedicated to engaging all generations in politics with weekly unfiltered conversations with experts across the nation. Be sure to subscribe to and rate us on Apple Podcasts. You can also find us on Spotify or any other podcast streaming services. Intergenerational Politics on social media: Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/intergenerational-politics/id1522241906 Twitter: https://twitter.com/Intrgenpolitics Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/intergenpoliticspodcast/

Cleared Hot
Episode 171 - Nic McKinley

Cleared Hot

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 159:09


As an Operative who served as a Country Chief for a Special Unit within the CIA, Nic witnessed not only the epidemic of child trafficking within illicit markets but also the unrealized opportunity to apply his understanding and training to influence this global crisis. When Nic began to work with experts to better understand the problem in the United States he found it impossible to turn a blind eye. As a result, DeliverFund was officially established as a 501c3 in October 2014 as a counter-human trafficking organization, focused on ending sex slavery in the United States. Nic spent 11 years in US Special Operations as an Air Force Pararescueman prior to being recruited to the Central Intelligence Agency. Due to his highly specialized training and experience in both special and intelligence operations, Nic has a firm understanding of these illicit, illegal markets and has the highest levels of training to effectively combat them. Magic Spoon Athletic Greens Feals