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Intelligence Matters

By CBS News Radio

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In Intelligence Matters, former acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell, speaks with top leaders of the U.S. intelligence community as they reflect on their life, career and the critical roles they play in shaping national security policies. (154991) As a central figure in the most significant U.S. counter-terror efforts of the past two decades and a former CIA intelligence analyst, Morell is uniquely skilled at taking industry leading knowledge to make connections that provide deep insight into complex security events – helping decode intelligence officials’ key priorities and providing perspectives on how to achieve national security objectives. Morell is the author of “The Great War of Our Time” and a vivid account of the Central Intelligence Agency, a life in secrets, and a war in the shadows.

Customer Reviews

Mostly great, lacks nuance

I enjoy the majority of episodes of this show. Occasionally, either the discussion or guest or both lack nuance.

For instance, the topic of the David Charney episode was fascinating. However, Charney’s own work and opinions are obviously not scientific in the modern sense, yet no objection was raised in the course of the show.


The program is ok, but with some strange omissions. A recent one on Cuba failed to address why so many U.S. diplomats are getting sick there.

Puff pieces on the IC?

More and more this podcast strikes me as a Raytheon-sponsored series of puff pieces on former and current IC officials. I’d like for it to focus less on reminiscences and personal biographies and more on the hard questions facing the country and the world. For that to happen, people and perspectives need to be challenged.