NewsReal Blog Book Club: David Fosmark Recommends a Very Important Book Now in Paperback for the First Time


NRB’s David Forsmark has today’s book recommendation:

A VERY important book now in paperback for the first time, with an update from the author.
The Human Factor: Inside the CIA’s Dysfunctional Intelligence Culture
From my Frontpage Magazine review:
It’s time for Americans who care about protecting their country to consider a notion that was [...]

NewsReal Blog Interview: John Kiriakou on The Reluctant Spy, Part III


John Kiriakou has recently written The Reluctant Spy. The book recounts his fifteen years as a covert agent and his life in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as an operative and analyst. It details his take down of the infamous terrorist Abu Zubaydah as well as a day [...]

NewsReal Blog Interview: John Kiriakou on Current Threats to America and the CIA, Part II


John Kiriakou has recently written The Reluctant Spy. The book recounts his fifteen years as a covert agent and his life in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as an operative and analyst. It details his take down of the infamous terrorist Abu Zubaydah as well as a day in the [...]

John Kiriakou: The Spy who Came in from the Cold Part One


John Kiriakou has recently written The Reluctant Spy. The book recounts his fifteen years as a covert agent and his life in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as an operative and analyst. It details his take down of the infamous terrorist Abu Zubaydah as well as a day in the life as a CIA [...]

Hayden: The CIA is NOT the Enemy Part III


General Michael Vincent Hayden served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from May, 2006 until February, 2009. He is a retired United States Air Force four-star general and a former Director of the National Security Agency. Currently, Hayden is a principal at the Chertoff Group, a security consultancy, co-founded by former Homeland Security Secretary [...]

NewsReal Blog Interview, Part 2: Hayden Talks about America’s Enemies and How to Defeat Them


General Michael Vincent Hayden served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from May, 2006 until February, 2009. He is a retired United States Air Force four-star general and a former Director of the National Security Agency. Currently, Hayden is a principal at the Chertoff Group, a security consultancy, co-founded by former Homeland Security Secretary [...]

NRB Interview: Michael Hayden and the War on Terror, Part 1


General Michael Vincent Hayden served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from May, 2006 until February, 2009. He is a retired United States Air Force four-star general and a former Director of the National Security Agency. Currently, Hayden is a principal at the Chertoff Group, a security consultancy, co-founded by former Homeland [...]

Reuel Marc Gerecht: The Meaning of al Qaeda’s Double Agent – WSJ.com


The recent death in Afghanistan of seven American counterterrorist officers, one Jordanian intelligence operative, and one exploding al Qaeda double agent ought to give us cause to reflect on the real capabilities of the Central Intelligence Agency and al Qaeda. The report card isn’t good. America’s systemic intelligence problems were partially on display in the […]