WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cipher Brief, in partnership with CBS News, presents a new weekly podcast series, Intelligence Matters, hosted by former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell.
Morell brings his experience in the intelligence and foreign policy arenas and his career as a CIA Analyst and Presidential Briefer into fascinating conversations with national security leaders. They are the conversations that you always knew went on behind closed doors, but could never hear until now. Morell's unique career included being with President George Bush on 9/11 and being in the Situation Room with President Barack Obama in May 2011 as U.S. Special Operations executed the mission to bring down Osama bin Laden. Morell is a National Security Analyst with CBS News and is a member of The Cipher Brief's network of Experts. He is also the author of The Great War of Our Time, the CIA's fight on terrorism from al Qaeda to ISIS.
In the premiere episode of Intelligence Matters, Morell puts his analyst hat back on to talk with former Defense Secretary and former CIA Director Leon Panetta about what's happening with North Korea, how to handle Russia, and what he'd like to say to President Trump today as he faces a myriad of serious threats to U.S. national security. On Tuesday, September 26th we hear from the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas Rasmussen who in a rare interview gives insight into the dramatic progress the U.S. has made in shrinking the ISIS caliphate in the battlefield, primary threats currently facing the homeland and why authorities are still very concerned with Al Qaeda.
Intelligence Matters was created by Cipher Brief CEO Suzanne Kelly in partnership with CBS News Vice President Chris Isham.
It is produced by TCB Executive Producer Christine Theodorou and TCB Digital Producer Kayla Surrey. The podcast releases Tuesdays at 12p EDT/11a CDT on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, YouTube, thecipherbrief.com and CBSNews.com
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