26 November 2020

A strong, committed intelligence community is part of America's good fortune


When I was serving as the CIA’s chief of station in a South Asian war zone a few years ago, we were focused relentlessly on the mission as we headed into the holiday season. Our officers were out on the front lines, in harm’s way, meeting sources and collecting intelligence on which policymakers relied to make critical foreign policy decisions. Counterterrorism was our primary objective. We were “over there,” as the late Charles Krauthammer used to say, to detect and preempt threats to our [...]