Why the U.S. is Losing this War to the Russians

by Information Wars

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Setting Sail in Search of True Character

by Sailing True North

BOOK REVIEW: Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character By Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) Reviewed by John Nixon John Nixon was a senior leadership analyst with the CIA from...

The Story of the Killing in the Consulate

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A History of Putin's Assassination Program

by The Compatriots

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A True, Gritty Account of Life in the CIA's Office of Security

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The Heartless Intersection of Terrorism and Business

by Empty Hearts

BOOK REVIEW:  Empty Hearts By Juli Zeh Reviewed by Carol Rollie Flynn Carol Rollie Flynn is CEO/Managing Principal at Singa Consulting and a 30-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency where...

The Literal Textbook on Public Diplomacy

by Public Diplomacy

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What We Can Learn from Ash Carter

BOOK REVIEW:  Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon By Ash Carter, former Secretary of Defense Reviewed by Carol Saynisch, M.A., APR Carol Saynisch is a...

Adventures of a Secret Female Spy

by Madame Fourcade’s Secret War

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Lincoln's Spies

by Lincoln's Spies

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