In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers about recent developments in Afghanistan, the site of America’s longest war. Morell and Vickers review the evolution of security challenges in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks and discuss the current status of U.S.-Taliban peace talks. Vickers reviews the main pillars of the talks and offers perspective on the potential risks associated with a total U.S. withdrawal. He also offers thoughts on crafting a successful long-term strategy in Afghanistan.
October 20, 2021
In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with David McCloskey, a former CIA analyst and author of “Damascus Station,” a fictional spy novel centered on the…