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In Intelligence Matters, former acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell, speaks with top leaders of the U.S. intelligence community as they reflect on their life, career and the critical roles they play in shaping national security policies. As a central figure in the most significant U.S. counter-terror efforts of the past two decades and a former CIA intelligence analyst, Morell is uniquely skilled at taking industry leading knowledge to make connections that provide deep insight into complex security events – helping decode intelligence officials’ key priorities and providing perspectives on how to achieve national security objectives. Morell is the author of “The Great War of Our Time” and a vivid account of the Central Intelligence Agency, a life in secrets, and a war in the shadows.

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In Intelligence Matters, former acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell, speaks with top leaders of the U.S. intelligence community as they reflect on their life, career and the critical roles they play in shaping national security policies. As a central figure in the most significant U.S. counter-terror efforts of the past two decades and a former CIA intelligence analyst, Morell is uniquely skilled at taking industry leading knowledge to make connections that provide deep insight into complex security events – helping decode intelligence officials’ key priorities and providing perspectives on how to achieve national security objectives. Morell is the author of “The Great War of Our Time” and a vivid account of the Central Intelligence Agency, a life in secrets, and a war in the shadows.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

J Montell ,

Grain of salt

Michael is a great host, and a lot of the time he brings up thought provoking thoughts. My only wish is that he wouldn’t be so politically one-sided. I’m a converted conservative, myself so I tend to get frustrated hearing a brilliant man straw-man my side of the aisle. I’m still rating the podcast five-stars because I’ve been listening too long not to—but there has been a notable regression imo.

Elder Geek ,

Start Here to Understand

This is a real “go to” source of information and background information on more topics than just national security. Michael gives us an analyst’s view. Clear, concise and complete. No politics, no axes, just the information you won’t get anywhere else.

clarancethesixth ,

Disappointing bias

I was looking for something very different. This sounds like mainstream media reinforcement for some political biases held by IC leadership.

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