Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief’s Open Source Report (OSR) is a M–F curated collection of open source developments around the world provided to a highly discerning national security audience. Think of it as your daily presidential brief on the events impacting US national security.

January 31st, 2023

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Tuesday, January 31, 2023

In this special episode we're continuing our conversation with Cipher Brief Expert General (Ret) John Allen. "We should be very, very concerned about this conflict because if Russia is successful, it will give in many respects, the leading edge of accomplishment to this redefinition of the global world order. That is, for all intents and purposes, an axis between Beijing and Moscow." General John Allen

January 30th, 2023

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Monday, January 30, 2023

Welcome to a special episode of the Open Source Report with two overtime segments. First we're discussing the explosions in Iran. For that we talk with Cipher Brief Expert and former National Intelligence Manager for Iran (NIM-I) at ODNI Norm Roule. Norm breaks down the events and walks us thru the likely thinking on both sides of the issue, and what he says must happen now. Then, we hear, for the first time from The Cipher Brief's newest Expert, General (Ret) John Allen. General Allen was the former commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, where he was the first Marine Corps general officer to command a theater of war. Today, we’re talking to him about Ukraine and as the US and Germany have both committed tanks to the war effort there, they are also asking for F-16s. We’re going to level set with the General just what he thinks is needed to win this war. That’s in today’s Open Source Overtime section.