#81 Jack Devine (The Russian threat and the role of the CIA)

  • 00:01:34 What are the most vivid memories Jack has from his time at the CIA?
  • 00:10:32 What Jack thinks of James Bond?
  • 00:13:56 What is the actual toolset of the CIA? What powers can it actually use?
  • 00:17:54 How dangerous is working for the CIA really?
  • 00:23:43 What makes a good spy?
  • 00:25:04 Why is Russia such an ‘underrated enemy’?
  • 00:31:23 What are the US capabilities in Cyber?
  • 00:43:02 What will the next global struggle of superpowers be about?
  • 00:49:01 Can we bring in one billion new Americans?
  • 00:56:23 What are the roles of current US alliances? Will Europeans be able to defend themselves in a global conflict?
  • 00:59:45 What is the best use of Covert Operations run by the CIA?

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Jack Devine is a former Acting Director and Associate Director of the CIA’s operations outside the United States and he spent 32 years in the CIA.

Jack Devine wrote a book about his experience in the CIA – Good Hunting and recently published a second book – Spymasters Prism.

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