The CIA Director’s Real Skills


On April 16, The New York Times published an article (in which I am quoted) with the headline, “Gina Haspel Relies on Spy Skills with Trump.  He Doesn’t Always Listen.”  It is inappropriate to assume that Haspel relies on some combination of 007 and Austin Powers relational jiujitsu to have her “voice heard at the White House”.  Not only is it inaccurate, but it is also depreciative of the hard work and effort Haspel has done to be an effective CIA Director in the eyes of the President.  What she’s doing is not spy craft, it is professionalism.

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