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Aug. 6 President's Daily Briefing

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Aug. 6 President's Daily Briefing

Aug. 6 President's Daily Briefing

Aug. 6 President's Daily Briefing

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NPR's Neal Conan and guests discuss the declassified Aug. 6, 2001 president's daily briefing.

Guests:

David Gergen
*Former White House adviser to four presidents: Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Clinton; Reagan's director of communications
*Director for the Center of Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

John Arquilla
*Professor of defense analysis
*Director of the Center on Terrorism and Irregular Warfare at the Naval Postgraduate School
*Consultant to the Rand Corp.
*Co-author of Networks and Netwars: The Future of Terror, Crime and Militancy

Judith Yaphe
*Former senior intelligence analyst on Middle Eastern and Persian Gulf issues at the CIA
*Wrote PDB's for Presidents Reagan, Bush Sr. and Clinton
*Now a senior research fellow at the National Defense University at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.

Reuel Gerecht
*Resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington
*Formerly a Middle Eastern specialist for the Central Intelligence Agency, 1985-1994

U.S. Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL)
*Former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee
*Former Democratic presidential candidate