Chris Whipple – The Spymasters: How the CIA Directors Shape History and the Future
Start 18:00, End 19:00
Since its inception in 1947, the Central Intelligence Agency has been a powerful player on the world stage, operating largely in the shadows to protect American interests. For The Spymasters, Chris Whipple conducted extensive, exclusive interviews with nearly every living CIA director, pulling back the curtain on the world's elite spy agencies and showing how the CIA partners--or clashes--with counterparts in Britain, France, Germany, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Russia. Topics covered in the book include attempts by presidents to use the agency for their own ends; simmering problems in the Middle East and Asia; rogue nuclear threats; and cyberwarfare.
Chris Whipple is an acclaimed writer, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and speaker. A multiple Peabody and Emmy Award-winning producer at CBS's 60 Minutes and ABC's Primetime, he is the chief executive officer of CCWHIP Productions. He is a frequent guest on MSNBC and CNN, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post. The author, most recently, of The Gatekeepers, he was the executive producer and writer of Showtime's The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs.
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