The Cyber War is Upon Us

John Carlin brings a wealth of government experience to his new book, co-written with author Garrett M. Graff, Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global...

Thriller Writer Brad Thor Spills Secrets

by Brad Thor

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What Book Agents Want

by Suzanne Kelly

In the mid-2000s, I was working as an Executive Producer at CNN’s global headquarters in Atlanta.  Like many reporters, I was looking for post 9/11 stories that hadn’t been told, stories that...

Author Interview: J.R. Seeger on Mike4

J.R. Seeger served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne and as a CIA officer for a total of 27 years of federal service. As a CIA officer he served in multiple field locations both as a field...

Author Interview: Lea Carpenter on Red, White, Blue

Lea Carpenter’s second novel, Red, White, Blue is a love story wrapped in a novel about what it means to be a spy.  It’s a story about a father and daughter, about a marriage, and about...

Author Interview: Stan McChrystal on Leaders: Myth and Reality

by General Stanley McChrystal

Leaders: Myth and Reality, was a bestseller, even before it hit the bookstores.  According to Amazon, the book being released today by General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.), former U.S. Navy SEAL Jeff...

An Interview with the CIA's former Magic Man

by John McLaughlin

In the Cipher Brief’s “Under/Cover’ section, we plan to bring to readers, not only reviews of current books on national security matters, but also news and notes regarding forthcoming...