458: John Brennan | An Undaunted Fight Against America's Enemies


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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...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/458

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