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GRP 126- For this weeks podcast I have a very special guest on career CIA Security Officer and author of "GUARDIAN - Life in the Crosshairs of the CIA's War on Terror" Thomas Pecora. “GUARDIAN” is a historical memoir chronicling Mr. Pecora’s 24 years in the CIA in protective operations, counter-terrorism and security, working in some of the worst terrorist hotbeds in the world. We discussed several events which you’ll find as I have that Tom’s perspective is valuable and unique. Enjoy.
0:00- Gary Schroen, and the CIA’s insertion into Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks
6:30-The amount of direct combat for the CIA in modern warfare
10:37-The 1993 attack on CIA headquarters
17:00-On the ground in Mogadishu in 1993, Osama Bin Laden’s role in the Battle of Mogadishu
31:00-The CIA’s tragedy in Khost, Afghanistan. Running Counter Surveillance for Robert Gates
50:54-Changes the Agency underwent after the 9/11 attacks, on the ground in Iraq.
1:09:24- How interconnected terrorist groups are and the effects they have on the world
1:28:36-Tracking Bin Laden
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