This week’s podcast looked at the Senate’s CIA torture report in depth, starting off with an interview with Mark M. Lowenthal, president and CEO of the Intelligence & Security Academy and former Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis & Production from 2002 to 2005. Here, he discusses the mood in the CIA after 9/11.
Then, looking more broadly, we talked to Foreign Policy‘s David Rothkopf about his new book, National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear. Here he discusses how President Obama is not showing the signs of having grown and matured at all in his second term, in contrast with President George W. Bush.Finally, if you haven’t yet, we highly encourage you to go and read Adam Garfinkle’s extensive write-up on the CIA report. It’s well worth the time.