Former CIA General Counsel John Rizzo saw Directors of Central Intelligence come and go as controversy increasingly enveloped the Agency. Author of the bestselling book, The Company Man, he tells Jim how he reacted to the “torture memos” of the Bush administration, and how he couldn’t stop the CIA from destroying tapes of the “enhanced interrogation” of al Qaeda chieftain Abu Zubayda.
When Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, people wondered whether it was an al Qaeda hit or the lawless action of an enraged mob. Some in Congress called for an end to foreign aid to Libya and Egypt. Former Ambassador to Egypt Frank Wisner surveys the Middle East and tells Jim why we are there to stay.
Al Qaeda’s Christmas Day attempt to bomb a plane nearly spelled disaster. Obama said there was a systemic failure. Was it because the government failed to follow key recommendations in the 9/11 Commission Report?
Stephen Biddle, Senior Fellow for Defense Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, recently returned from Kabul where he helped McChrystal with the assessment. Now it’s all up to Petraeus.
Does the Net help us catch terrorists or help al Qaeda recruit home-grown operatives? Hear why we are safer today than we were on 9/11. Learn the answers from NYPD Counterterrorism Czar Commissioner Richard Falkenrath. .
Is another terrorist attack on New York City inevitable? In Paris, London, Madrid and Mumbai, terrorists used blogs and cell phones to communicate. Does the Net make us safer or more vulnerable?
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