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John Brennan (@JohnBrennan) served as the Director of the CIA from 2013 to 2017, and is the author of Undaunted: My Fight Against America's Enemies, At Home and Abroad.
What We Discuss with John Brennan:
- The mechanics of being in charge of America's spy agency and dealing with international crises on a daily basis.
- How CIA officers are taught to question their assumptions and overcome confirmation biases to find facts in a field of deception.
- Why John argued for diversity within the CIA -- not to placate a liberal agenda, as his critics asserted, but to strengthen the agency's ability to operate effectively in a diverse world.
- How John was able to get a job at the CIA in spite of past hashish use, lying to his mother about going to church, and voting for a communist.
- The challenges of operating clandestinely in the digitally rich 21st century.
- And much more...
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