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The Lawfare Podcast: Gen. Michael Hayden on ‘Playing to the Edge’

By Cody M. Poplin
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 2:12 PM

Last week, General Michael Hayden—the only person to be both the director of the CIA and the NSA—joined Lawfare’s Benjamin Wittes at the Hoover Book Soiree for a discussion of his new book, Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror.

Over the course of an hour, Hayden provides an inside look at some of the most critical intelligence decisions since 9/11, including the CIA’s controversial rendition, detention, and interrogation program, the NSA's Stellarwind program, and the U.S.’s interactions with the intelligence agencies of its allies in the following years. In addition to weighing in on the ongoing FBI vs. Apple battle, Hayden also offers his perspective on the successes of the intelligence community, and outlines the challenges it will face in the coming years. 

You can watch the video of the event below: