Diane and her guests talk about the tactics of the CIA in the Vietnam era as reflected in recently released documents, and how they compare to what we know about U.S. intelligence tactics since 9/11.

Guests

  • Michael Getler ombudsman for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and former reporter for The Washington Post. Mr. Getler is also former ombudsman for The Washington Post.
  • Malcolm Byrne deputy director of the National Security Archive
  • John McLaughlin former acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency; senior fellow at the Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

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