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.
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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For the 30th anniversary of Bush 41's departure from the White House, David Priess chatted with Becker about how she first came to work with First Lady Barbara Bush, how that led to her work as chief of staff for Bush after he'd left office, and more.
Shane Harris sat down with Jim Popkin to talk about Ana Montes’ story, what drove her to become a spy, and the investigation that brought her to justice.
David Priess chatted with Rep. Spanberger about her recent re-election to the House, the nature of "swing districts," working across the aisle and more.
David Priess chatted with Troy Senik about the stories of rejected presidents, how we rate U.S. leaders, how Grover Cleveland's efforts to regain the presidency compare to former President Donald Trump's, and more.
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.