David Priess

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David Priess, Publisher of Lawfare and Chief Operating Officer of the Lawfare Institute, is also a Senior Fellow at the Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security. He served during the Clinton and Bush 43 administrations as a CIA officer and has written two books: “The President’s Book of Secrets,” about the top-secret President’s Daily Brief, and "How To Get Rid of a President," describing the ways American presidents have left office.

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The Chatter Podcast: M. Todd Bennett on the Secretive Story of the Glomar Explorer

Shane Harris spoke with intelligence historian M. Todd Bennett to discuss his new book, "Neither Confirm nor Deny: How the Glomar Mission Shielded the CIA from Tranpsarency," on how the exposure of a CIA secret program, codenamed AZORIAN, led to a public backlash against disclosures of classified information and helped reenforce the culture of secrecy that envelops the CIA's world.


The Chatter Podcast: Reassessing Reagan's Foreign Policy with Will Inboden

Ronald Reagan stands among the most consequential national security presidents in United States history, not least of which because his policies helped to end the Cold War without a direct war between the superpowers. Reagan's vision for ending the Cold War evolved during his presidency but followed clear principles he brought with him to the office.