Examining the Hayden Pick and the New CIA

After the government's report on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the CIA re-emphasized the practice of spying to gather intelligence. The agency's reorganization has been marked by turf battles with the Pentagon, which receives the lion's share of intelligence funding. Guests on the program take a look at the new CIA and Gen. Michael Hayden's nomination to lead the agency.


Dana Priest, national security reporter for The Washington Post; recent winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her stories on the CIA and the war on terrorism

Gregory Treverton, senior analyst at the RAND Corporation

Mark Riebling, author of the book, Wedge: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11: How the Secret War Between the FBI and CIA Has Endangered National Security



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