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SpyTalk Review of Books and Movies

SpyTalk Review of Books and Movies

In SpyTalk,  veteran intelligence reporter Jeff Stein reviews a diverse slew of recent books in the realm of espionage and national security. Three recommendations A Hollywood feature on The Trial of the Chicago Seven, coming October 16, starring Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen and Frank Langella, among others, as the colorful anti-Vietnam War defendants, their lawyers and...

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Democrats Call for Declassifying ‘Outside Threats’ after Briefing by Trump Officials 

Democrats Call for Declassifying ‘Outside Threats’ after Briefing by Trump Officials 

The committee was briefed by Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command and the director of the National Security Agency, and Kenneth Rapuano, assistant secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security, on the Pentagon’s cybersecurity efforts to secure the Nov. 3 election. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), a member of the Senate Armed...

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Inherit the ‘Whirlwind’: A Podcast on Russian Political Warfare

Inherit the ‘Whirlwind’: A Podcast on Russian Political Warfare

The docuseries project builds on Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Weiner’s new book, The Folly and the Glory: America, Russia, and Political Warfare: 1945-2020. Weiner wrote and hosts the show, which over 10 episodes will feature interviews with former CIA directors Robert Gates, John Brennan and Leon Panetta, former KGB officers Alexander Vassiliev and Oleg Kalugin...

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COUP 53 Sheds New Light on How CIA and MI6 Brought Tyranny to Iran

COUP 53 Sheds New Light on How CIA and MI6 Brought Tyranny to Iran

The coup that toppled a democratically elected government in Iran in August 1953 and replaced it with a tyrannical monarchy that lasted 25 years was an intelligence operations whose effects are still felt to this day. A new documentary recounts the crime with special attention to the often-overlooked role (at least in the United States)...