Daniel Hoffman

Daniel Hoffman

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Former Senior CIA Officer

Daniel Hoffman is a former senior officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, where he served as a three-time station chief and a senior executive Clandestine Services officer.

Hoffman also led large-scale HUMINT (human intelligence gathering) and technical programs and his assignments included tours of duty in the former Soviet Union, Europe, and war zones in the Middle East and South Asia. In addition, Hoffman served as director of the CIA Middle East and North Africa Division.

During his 30 years of government service, Hoffman also served with the U.S. military including as an associate professor at the Army Command General Staff College.  He is currently a national security analyst with Fox News.

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Briefs & Analysis

Biden’s Russia Challenge

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Putin’s Cloak and Dagger Moves

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The G7 and Russia

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Dispatches from Hanoi

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Why a Russia Strategy Matters

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Dispatches from Helsinki

Cipher Brief Expert and former CIA Station Chief Dan Hoffman is on the ground in Helsinki filing question and answer dispatches for Cipher Brief members.  […] More