John Brennan, former Director of the CIA joins FPA President Ian Williams in conversation on October 21st, 2020.
John Brennan shows why he is ex CIA and out of favor with the White House, showing knowledge, candor, principles and humor in FPA briefing.
Director Brennan, offers a rare, behind the scenes look at crucial moments in recent US history, including the first Gulf war, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Arab Spring, the hunt for Bin Laden, the CIA’s controversial use of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” the Obama drone policy, and when he first discovered Russia's aggressive efforts to undermine U.S. national security and interference in the 2016 election.
In a briefing for the Foreign Press Association Director Brennan considers the agency’s role in the U.S. government, admitting the insularity, arrogance, and myopia that have, at times, undermined its reputation in the eyes of the American people and of members of Congress.
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