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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. (15499...Show More
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Psychiatrist and Insider Threat Expert David Charney on What Leads People to Spy

46:08 | Mar 5th

In this week's episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with psychiatrist Dr. David Charney, who has spent decades personally evaluating intelligence professionals and has interviewed some of the most well-known spies in American h...Show More
Why the U.S. Military Could Lose the Next War, with Eric Edelman

42:00 | Nov 14th, 2018

In this week's episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Eric Edelman, former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and Finland, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and current co-chair of the National Defense Strategy Commission...Show More
What’s Next for Venezuela? A Conversation with Latin America Expert Juan Cruz

34:31 | Aug 14th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Juan Cruz, former special assistant to the President and senior director for Western Hemisphere affairs at the National Security Council, about the ongoing humanitarian and secu...Show More
Office of the Director of National Intelligence: What It Does, Why It Matters

35:29 | Aug 6th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Michael Allen, a former majority staff director for the House Intelligence Committee and senior director at the National Security Council under former president George W. Bush, ...Show More
Preet Bharara, Former U.S. Attorney, Offers Takeaways from Mueller Testimony

42:16 | Jul 30th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and 'Stay Tuned' podcast host Preet Bharara about the findings and testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller....Show More
Former Top Envoy Dennis Ross on Prospects for Middle East Peace

38:56 | Jul 23rd

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Ambassador Dennis Ross, former Middle East peace envoy and top negotiator, about the prospects for resolving the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ross, who served mult...Show More
PDDNI Sue Gordon on the Intelligence Community's Imminent Information Challenges

40:03 | Jul 16th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon, the country's number two U.S. intelligence official, about the proliferating and accelerating information threats ...Show More
Head of State Department's Intelligence Arm on Assessing Foreign Leaders

37:23 | Jul 9th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Ellen McCarthy, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR). As head of INR – the oldest all-source U.S. intelligence agency, and among the sm...Show More
National Counterterrorism Center Deputy Director on Enduring Extremist Threats

36:34 | Jul 2nd

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Russ Travers, deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Travers offers an overview of enduring and evol...Show More
Top Cybersecurity Official Chris Krebs on Protecting U.S. Infrastructure

36:58 | Jun 26th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Chris Krebs, Director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Krebs details the department's efforts to defend U.S. sys...Show More
Bonus Pod: "Situation Room" Dialogue on Responding to Iran

34:57 | Jun 21st

In this bonus episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell holds a mock "situation room" dialogue with Ambassador Bill Burns, former deputy Secretary of State and President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Jim Miller, fo...Show More
Kim Jong-Un's Surprising Rise to Power: Washington Post Journalist Anna Fifield

36:24 | Jun 18th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Washington Post journalist and Beijing bureau chief Anna Fifield about her new book, "The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong-Un." Morell...Show More
Former CIA Targeting Officer on the Post-9/11 Hunt for Terrorists

36:12 | Jun 11th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with former CIA analyst and targeting officer Nada Bakos about the post-9/11 hunt for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the low-level jihadist and eventual head of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, ISIS's prede...Show More
CIA's Former Chief of Disguise Jonna Mendez on How to Hide Spies

41:19 | Jun 5th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell interviews Jonna Mendez, who spent nearly three decades at the CIA and was its Chief of Disguise until 1993. Mendez tells Morell about the fundamentals of disguise, deception and illusion, ...Show More
Russia Expert Angela Stent on What Drives Vladimir Putin

39:27 | May 28th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Russia and foreign policy expert Angela Stent, who is director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and a professor of government and foreign service at...Show More
Ex-Mossad Director Tamir Pardo on Israeli Intelligence and Regional Dynamics

41:38 | May 21st

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell interviews Tamir Pardo, who served as Director of the Mossad, Israel's intelligence service, from 2011 to 2016. They discuss the Mossad's relationship with the CIA and current regional dyna...Show More
NYT's David Sanger on the Perils of Cyber Conflict

43:34 | May 14th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with David Sanger, national security correspondent for the New York Times and author of “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age.” Morell and Sanger discuss the ...Show More
International Spy Museum's Executive Director on the World of Espionage

37:47 | May 7th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Col. Chris Costa, executive director of the International Spy Museum, about the museum's reimagined exhibitions and upcoming reopening in a new location in Washington, DC. Costa...Show More
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on America's Top Foreign Policy Challenges: Anniversary Edition

40:06 | Apr 30th

In this special edition of Intelligence Matters, which is marking its one-year anniversary since being relaunched by CBS News, host Michael Morell speaks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the top foreign policy challenges facing the United St...Show More
In-Q-Tel President Chris Darby on Investment and Innovation in U.S. Intelligence

36:20 | Apr 23rd

In this week's episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell interviews Chris Darby, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel (IQT), the strategic investment arm of the C.I.A. and the broader intelligence and national security community. Darby explains t...Show More
Bonus Pod: How Press Covers the Intelligence Community Panel at GMU's Hayden Center

51:23 | Apr 18th

In this bonus episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell leads a panel discussion with four top journalists and editors with decades of experience covering intelligence-related issues. Morell interviews NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Corres...Show More
How The Genetic Revolution Could Affect National Security: Tech Futurist Jamie Metzl

38:11 | Apr 16th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Jamie Metzl, a geopolitics expert, technology futurist and author of a new book called Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity. Metzl and Morell discuss r...Show More
Former Top CIA Official on Agency's Leadership, Diversity and Trump's First Visit

38:56 | Apr 9th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with former career CIA official Meroe Park, who served at the agency for nearly three decades in a variety of roles -- including analyst, executive assistant to former director Georg...Show More
NSA's Top Lawyer on Surveillance, Unmasking, and the Challenges of the Digital Revolution

36:57 | Apr 2nd

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Glenn Gerstell, the National Security Agency's top legal officer. They discuss the looming legal, ethical and societal implications of the digital revolution underway across the...Show More
Bonus Pod: Congressional Intelligence Oversight Panel at GMU's Hayden Center

45:04 | Mar 29th

In this bonus episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell leads a panel discussion with four former intelligence committee members in partnership with the Michael V. Hayden Center and the Schar School of Policy and Government. Former members...Show More
A Building Crisis in American Foreign Policy: Former State Department Counselor Eliot Cohen

35:57 | Mar 26th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks about a growing crisis in American foreign policy with Eliot Cohen, Executive Vice Dean of Johns Hopkins University?s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Robert E. Os...Show More
David Petraeus Offers Big Ideas for Leadership, Foreign Policy

41:24 | Mar 19th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, former CIA director General (ret.) David Petraeus speaks with host Michael Morell about strategic leadership and the need to conceive, communicate, implement and refine 'big ideas.' Petraeus, who commanded coa...Show More
Bill Burns on the Practice and Strategic Value of American Diplomacy

40:49 | Mar 12th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with William Burns, career diplomat, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State and current president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Burns shares concerns about a deca...Show More
Managing the World's WMD Threats: NTI's Laura Holgate

38:01 | Feb 26th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Laura Holgate, former U.S. Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency and Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Threat Reduction on President O...Show More
Korea Expert Sue Mi Terry on High-Stakes Second Trump-Kim Summit

32:58 | Feb 19th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Center of Strategic and International Studies Senior Fellow and Korea Chair Sue Mi Terry about the state of the U.S.-North Korea relationship and the stakes facing both Presiden...Show More
Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Border, Cyber, Terror Threats

40:49 | Feb 12th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who ran the U.S. government’s third-largest department from 2013 to 2017 during the Obama administration. Johnson offers context ...Show More
The View from Havana: Former Top U.S. Diplomat in Cuba Vicki Huddleston

41:39 | Feb 5th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with former diplomat Vicki Huddleston, who served as U.S. ambassador to Mali and Madagascar and was the country's top diplomat in Havana during the Clinton and George W. Bush adminis...Show More
Bonus Pod: Pedro Burelli on Venezuela's Political Future

24:44 | Jan 31st

In a special bonus episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Pedro Burelli, a former member of the Executive Board of Petróleos de Venezuela who now lives in exile in the United States and speaks regularly with democratic leade...Show More
Former NSA Director Mike Rogers on Cyber Threats, Insider Threats and More

42:30 | Jan 29th

In this week’s episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with retired Navy Admiral Mike Rogers, who until recently served as director of the National Security Agency, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command and Chief of the Central Security...Show More
Former CIA Deputy Directors on Life Inside the Agency

46:53 | Jan 22nd

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with David Cohen and Avril Haines, who both served as deputy directors of the CIA during the Obama administration. They discuss with Morell, who was also a deputy director, the deman...Show More
How ISIS Steals Western Ideas to Recruit in U.S.: Terrorism Expert Robert Pape

29:50 | Jan 15th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Chicago University professor and Director of the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism Robert Pape, who explains how ISIS and other militant groups adopt Western narratives ...Show More
Antony Blinken, Former Deputy Secretary of State, on Today's Foreign Policy Challenges

35:17 | Jan 8th

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell interviews former deputy Secretary of State and deputy National Security advisor to President Barack Obama Antony Blinken, who weighs in on the Trump administration's foreign policy decisio...Show More
Lisa Monaco, Former Homeland Security Advisor, on Today's Threat Landscape

35:49 | Jan 2nd

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Lisa Monaco, former U.S. Homeland Security Advisor to President Barack Obama. She reviews her career trajectory from federal prosecutor to Hill staffer to running the National S...Show More
Trade Policy and National Security: An Expert View from Gary Hufbauer

36:18 | Dec 25th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, trade expert Gary Hufbauer, nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, explains the national security implications of trade policy and why a given economy?s health is one ...Show More
The National Security Strategy: Lead Author Nadia Schadlow on Its Origins and Impact

35:47 | Dec 18th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, guest host Admiral Sandy Winnefeld (ret.) interviews Nadia Schadlow, Hudson Institute Senior Fellow and former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy. They discuss the 2017 National Security Strategy, w...Show More
CIA's Former Head of Science and Tech: In New Space Race, U.S. is Falling Behind

37:31 | Dec 11th, 2018

In this week's episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Glenn Gaffney, current Executive Vice President of strategic intelligence investor In-Q-Tel and former head of the CIA's Science and Technology Directorate. Morell and Ga...Show More
Bonus Pod: Michael Morell on Khashoggi Incident

22:03 | Dec 7th, 2018

In this bonus episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell weighs in on the CIA's reported assessment regarding the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. He explains the agency's analytic process, the significance of confidence levels, and which stakeho...Show More
NYPD's Counterterrorism Chief on Today's Terror Threats

39:18 | Dec 4th, 2018

In this week's episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with John Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism at the New York Police Department. In a wide-ranging conversation, Miller reflects on his career spa...Show More
Fmr Senior CIA Paramilitary Officer Phil Reilly on U.S.' Afghan Mission

32:56 | Nov 27th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Phil Reilly, former Special Forces soldier and CIA Clandestine Service Senior Paramilitary Officer who was among the select team of ten officers first deployed to Afghanistan in...Show More
Pentagon's Former Top Intel Official: US, China Battle for Control of Industries of the Future

36:12 | Nov 20th, 2018

In this week’s episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and legendary former CIA operative Michael Vickers about about his work combating the Soviets in Afghanistan, his views...Show More
Former DEA Special Agent Derek Maltz on Opioids and Transnational Crime

34:31 | Nov 7th, 2018

In this week’s episode of Intelligence Matters, guest host Ret. Navy Admiral Sandy Winnefeld speaks with Derek Maltz, former Agent in Charge of the Special Operations Division at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration for an...Show More
Top Former CIA, Treasury Official David Cohen on What Makes Sanctions Bite

36:19 | Oct 30th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with David Cohen, former Deputy Director of the CIA and Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence about whether, when, and how targeted financial sanctions work. Cohen...Show More
The Khashoggi Case: Intel Veteran Norman Roule on Implications for Saudi Arabia

30:07 | Oct 22nd, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, guest host retired Navy Admiral Sandy Winnefeld interviews Norman Roule, who spent decades at the CIA and Office of the Director of National Intelligence managing significant programs related to the Middle Eas...Show More
Top Iran Expert Karim Sadjadpour: Tehran May Wait Out Trump Admin

41:13 | Oct 16th, 2018

In this week's episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with top Iran expert Karim Sadjadpour, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, about the state of Iran's economy, its domestic politics, and its diplo...Show More
The Khashoggi Case: Pentagon's Former Top Intel Official Says There Has To Be Consequences

15:40 | Oct 12th, 2018

In this bonus episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with the former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers about the case of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared in...Show More
Sen. Lankford on Election and Cyber Security Ahead of Midterms

42:38 | Oct 9th, 2018

In this week's episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Senator James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, who serves on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Morell and Lankford discuss the state of the nation's election securit...Show More
China Expert Chris Johnson on the Future of the U.S.-China Relationship

34:27 | Oct 2nd, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Christopher Johnson, Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, about the current status of and the future possibil...Show More
NIAID Director on Threats from Epidemics, Superbugs and Bioterror

35:41 | Sep 25th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about the national security threats posed by global pandemic, epidemics, superbugs, man...Show More
Pres. Bush's Fmr. National Security Advisor on Rebuilding US-Russia Ties

37:29 | Sep 18th, 2018

In this week's episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with former National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, Stephen Hadley. They discuss the need for continued American engagement on the global scene and the merits o...Show More
Former Top Clinton, Biden Adviser on Challenges Facing America

42:24 | Sep 11th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell has a wide-ranging conversation with Jake Sullivan, former senior policy adviser on Secretary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden....Show More
Country's Top Spy-Catcher Bill Evanina on Espionage Threats

40:50 | Sep 4th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, about the top counterintelligence threats facing the United States. Evanina shares his experie...Show More
Senator Mark Warner on Social Media and Foreign Influence Campaigns

48:51 | Aug 28th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia), vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, speaks with host Michael Morell about top national security issues facing the intelligence community, the policym...Show More
Fmr Ambassador to UAE on State of US Diplomacy, Policy Toward Middle East

32:38 | Aug 21st, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Barbara Leaf speaks with host Michael Morell about the importance of diplomacy, the state of governance in the Middle East, and the path forward for Iran, Syr...Show More
IARPA's Stacey Dixon on Intelligence Innovation

30:36 | Aug 14th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Stacey Dixon, newly named director of Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the so-called "DARPA-for-spies." Dixon explains how IARPA's work helps the intell...Show More
Colombia's Former Defense Minister on Security in the Region

36:20 | Aug 7th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks to Juan Carlos Pinzon Bueno, Colombia's former minister of defense and its ambassador to the United States from 2015 to 2017. They discuss the status of the historic peace deal with ...Show More
Combating Disinformation Campaigns: A View From The Experts

37:49 | Jul 31st, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Laura Rosenberger and Jamie Fly of the German Marshall Fund's Alliance for Securing Democracy. The bipartisan duo discuss their latest project on disinformation campaigns being ...Show More
Bonus Pod: Michael Morell on Why Security Clearances Matter

08:13 | Jul 27th, 2018

In this bonus episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell addresses the Trump administration’s threat to revoke the security clearances of number of former senior government officials. Morell speaks personally about the value that former off...Show More
Pakistan's Fmr. Ambassador on Regional Challenges

37:11 | Jul 24th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Pakistan's former Ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, who takes stock of Pakistan's prevailing domestic ideologies, its fraught regional relationships, and explains...Show More
Adm. Winnefeld (Ret.) on Top Military Threats to U.S.

31:06 | Jul 17th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the evolving military threats facing the United States and how potential adversaries are develo...Show More
CIA's Top Recruiter on How the Agency Finds Its Spies

32:55 | Jul 10th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell leads a rare interview with CIA's Chief of Talent Acquisition, Sheronda Dorsey, who describes how the agency finds, trains and retains its global network of employees. Dorsey, an agency vet...Show More
Rep. Mike Quigley on U.S. Election Security

31:50 | Jul 3rd, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL), who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, speaks with host Michael Morell about the state of America's election security, and why, as midterms get underway, he believes t...Show More
Ben Rhodes on the Obama Administration's Wins, Losses and Legacy

44:58 | Jun 26th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, Ben Rhodes, deputy national security advisor to President Barack Obama, speaks with host Michael Morell about some of the administration's pivotal policy decisions - including potential missteps - in Syria, Ir...Show More
James Clapper on Internal and External Threats to America

34:48 | Jun 19th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell has a wide-ranging conversation with former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. They discuss Clapper's five-decade career in the intelligence community, his views on the U.S. a...Show More
East Asia Expert Weighs In on Singapore Summit Outcome

29:46 | Jun 12th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Dr. Paul Heer, former National Intelligence Officer for East Asia in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, about the outcome of the historic U.S.-North Korea summ...Show More
Korea Expert Shares Advice for Trump: Listen to Your Advisors

26:11 | Jun 5th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell talks to former CIA analyst and Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Sue Mi Terry about the upcoming U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore. Terry shares...Show More
John McLaughlin on Helping Families of the Fallen

30:30 | May 29th, 2018

For a special Memorial Day episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with former deputy director of Central Intelligence John McLaughlin about the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation, which was founded in the aftermath of 9/11 to help ...Show More
Undercover Spy to Public Official: Rep. Will Hurd on Global Threats and Domestic Challenges

34:33 | May 22nd, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell interviews former CIA clandestine officer and current member of Congress Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), who also serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Hurd tells Morell ho...Show More
The Iran Nuclear Deal: What, in the World, Happens Next?

28:21 | May 15th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell interviews former Ambassador and Iran expert James Jeffrey, who also served as deputy National Security Adviser to President George W. Bush. Jeffrey explains what implications the United St...Show More
Negotiating with North Korea: The Players, The Stakes and The Surprises

30:39 | May 8th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell interviews former Ambassador Joseph DeTrani, who served as Special Envoy for Six Party Talks with North Korea. Their conversation covers the escalating strikes and varied regional interests...Show More
The Relaunch with General Michael Hayden

33:21 | May 1st, 2018

In the premiere episode of CBS News’ newly-relaunched Intelligence Matters podcast, former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell sits down with former NSA and CIA Director General Mike Hayden to discuss Hayden’s new book on post-truth, tribalism’s effec...Show More
Why Russia "Hacks" Elections: A Spy's-Eye View

54:46 | Jan 30th, 2018

The U.S. is in the grips of spy-mania in the aftermath of Russia's interference in the 2016 election that has made President Trump's 2016 election campaign the focus of a federal investigation. But Russia's active measures to infiltrate and influence...Show More
Why Russia "Hacks" Elections: A Spy's-Eye View

54:39 | Jan 30th, 2018

The U.S. is in the grips of spy-mania in the aftermath of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election that has made President Trump’s 2016 election campaign the focus of a federal investigation. But Russia’s active measures to infiltrate and influence...Show More
The Tom Cotton You Don't Know

45:54 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Republican U.S. Senator and Army veteran Tom Cotton is often described as a hawkish conservative for taking a hardline stance on issues like immigration and the Iran nuclear deal. In this interview, Michael Morell steps away from policy and gets a se...Show More
The Tom Cotton You Don’t Know

45:48 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Republican U.S. Senator and Army veteran Tom Cotton is often described as a hawkish conservative for taking a hardline stance on issues like immigration and the Iran nuclear deal. In this interview, Michael Morell steps away from policy and gets a se...Show More
"We the People": On the Constitution's Relevance Today

52:01 | Jan 16th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, Michael Morell talks to constitutional scholar Geoff Stone on constitutional interpretation and its relevance in today's society. Stone, who authored "Sex and the Constitution" explores oversight of government...Show More
"We the People": On the Constitution's Relevance Today

51:55 | Jan 16th, 2018

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, Michael Morell talks to constitutional scholar Geoff Stone on constitutional interpretation and its relevance in today’s society. Stone, who authored “Sex and the Constitution” explores oversight of government...Show More
A Family’s Fight to Reverse America’s Opioid Crisis

43:55 | Jan 11th, 2018

In this special episode of Intelligence Matters, Michael Morell speaks with retired U.S. Navy Admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld about a non-traditional national security threat that has affected him personally: America’s opioid crisis. Winnefeld recent...Show More
A Family's Fight to Reverse America's Opioid Crisis

44:01 | Jan 11th, 2018

In this special episode of Intelligence Matters, Michael Morell speaks with retired U.S. Navy Admiral James "Sandy" Winnefeld about a non-traditional national security threat that has affected him personally: America's opioid crisis. Winnefeld recent...Show More
Secret Artifacts: A journey through the world’s most secretive museum

41:43 | Jan 9th, 2018

For two decades, Toni Hiley has curated artifacts for the world’s most secretive agency. In a rare public interview, Hiley takes us on a journey through the CIA’s rich history, from the impetus for the agency’s creation, the attack at Pearl Harbor to...Show More
PDDNI on Intelligence, Leadership, and Fallen Officers

53:21 | Jan 2nd, 2018

The U.S. intelligence community's second-in-command, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon talks to Michael Morell about being a career CIA officer, starting as a young analyst and working her way to up to leading all four of ...Show More
PDDNI on Intelligence, Leadership, and Fallen Officers

53:14 | Jan 2nd, 2018

The U.S. intelligence community’s second-in-command, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon talks to Michael Morell about being a career CIA officer, starting as a young analyst and working her way to up to leading all four of ...Show More
Chris Johnson on the U.S.-China relationship

54:44 | Dec 19th, 2017

The U.S. relationship with China is arguably one of the most strategically important, as highlighted by the Trump administration calling China a "strategic competitor" in its new national security strategy. In this episode, Michael spends time with C...Show More
Chris Johnson on the U.S.-China relationship

54:37 | Dec 19th, 2017

The U.S. relationship with China is arguably one of the most strategically important, as highlighted by the Trump administration calling China a “strategic competitor” in its new national security strategy. In this episode, Michael spends time with C...Show More
Terry Roberts on cyber-crime: evolution, variant nature and countering the threat

53:16 | Dec 12th, 2017

Cybercrime is one the fastest-growing and most lucrative areas of crime. Former Deputy Director of U.S. Naval Intelligence Terry Roberts, is a global cyber intelligence expert with more than 30 years in the intelligence community.  This week she join...Show More
Terry Roberts on cyber-crime: evolution, variant nature and countering the threat

53:23 | Dec 12th, 2017

Cybercrime is one the fastest-growing and most lucrative areas of crime. Former Deputy Director of U.S. Naval Intelligence Terry Roberts, is a global cyber intelligence expert with more than 30 years in the intelligence community. This week she join...Show More
Congressman Adam Schiff on the Russia Probe

56:23 | Dec 5th, 2017

The House Intelligence Committee's top Democratic member, Congressman Adam Schiff talks to Michael about the investigation of Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election.  He talks about the one thing Russian President Vladimir Pu...Show More
Congressman Adam Schiff on Russian Probe

56:30 | Dec 5th, 2017

The House Intelligence Committee's top Democratic member, Congressman Adam Schiff talks to Michael about the investigation of Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election. He talks about the one thing Russian President Vladimir Pu...Show More
Philip Gordon on the brewing crisis in the Middle East

54:03 | Nov 21st, 2017

Leading international relations expert Philip Gordon, helps decipher the complexities in the Middle East: the actions and motives of major players and why the big national security challenges and risks that we face as Americans all emanate one way or...Show More
Philip Gordon on the brewing crisis in the Middle East

54:10 | Nov 21st, 2017

Leading international relations expert Philip Gordon, helps decipher the complexities in the Middle East: the actions and motives of major players and why the big national security challenges and risks that we face as Americans all emanate one way or...Show More
Spy vs. Spy: Mark Kelton on Cold War intrigue and treason

48:06 | Nov 14th, 2017

Former CIA Counterintelligence Chief Mark Kelton talks to Michael Morell about his years working in Cold War outposts, how the U.S.-Russia adversarial relationship has evolved and what double agents Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen have in common with...Show More
Spy vs. Spy: Mark Kelton on Cold War intrigue and treason

48:12 | Nov 14th, 2017

Former CIA Counterintelligence Chief Mark Kelton talks to Michael Morell about his years working in Cold War outposts, how the U.S.-Russia adversarial relationship has evolved and what double agents Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen have in common with...Show More
Robert Cardillo on the NGA’s role in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound

39:16 | Nov 7th, 2017

In this week’s episode of Intelligence Matter’s Michael speaks with Robert Cardillo, the Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).  Cardillo explains the agency’s mission and how advanced imagery was used in the NGA’s creation of...Show More
Robert Cardillo on the NGA's role in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound

39:16 | Nov 7th, 2017

In this week's episode of Intelligence Matter's Michael speaks with Robert Cardillo, the Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Cardillo explains the agency's mission and how advanced imagery was used in the NGA's creation of...Show More
Pedro Burelli on what's behind the crisis in Venezuela

51:04 | Oct 31st, 2017

On this episode of Intelligence Matters, Michael Morell talks with Pedro Burelli, a former member of the Executive Board of Petróleos de Venezuela about is behind the crisis in Venezuela, what fueled firebrand leader Hugo Chávezs’ paranoia, how the n...Show More
Pedro Burelli on what's behind the crisis in Venezuela

51:10 | Oct 31st, 2017

On this episode of Intelligence Matters, Michael Morell talks with Pedro Burelli, a former member of the Executive Board of Petroleos de Venezuela about is behind the crisis in Venezuela, what fueled firebrand leader Hugo Chavez's paranoia, how the n...Show More
Michèle Flournoy on Major U.S. Foreign Policy Crises

49:29 | Oct 26th, 2017

In this special episode of Intelligence Matters, Michael Morell speaks with former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michèle Flournoy about the future of the U.S. military, the Iran nuclear deal, the North Korea crisis, Russian election int...Show More
Michele Flournoy on Major U.S. Foreign Policy Crises

49:28 | Oct 26th, 2017

In this special episode of Intelligence Matters, Michael Morell speaks with former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy about the future of the U.S. military, the Iran nuclear deal, the North Korea crisis, Russian election int...Show More
Laura Rosenberger on Rising within the National Security Ranks

54:33 | Oct 24th, 2017

In this week’s episode of Intelligence Matters, former Acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell speaks to Laura Rosenberger, a name that may not be immediately recognizable but who at a young age rose the ranks to hold influential senior foreign pol...Show More
Laura Rosenberger on Rising within the National Security Ranks

54:33 | Oct 24th, 2017

In this week's episode of Intelligence Matters, former Acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell speaks to Laura Rosenberger, a name that may not be immediately recognizable but who at a young age rose the ranks to hold influential senior foreign pol...Show More
Former DNI Iran Mission Manager Norman Roule on the Iran Nuclear Deal

48:23 | Oct 17th, 2017

The DNI’s former Iran Mission Manager, Norman Roule was the leading specialist responsible for integrating collection and analysis on Iran across the Intelligence Community and in this week’s episode of Intelligence Matters he talks to former Acting ...Show More
Former DNI Iran Mission Manager Norman Roule on the Iran Nuclear Deal

48:23 | Oct 17th, 2017

The DNI's former Iran Mission Manager, Norman Roule was the leading specialist responsible for integrating collection and analysis on Iran across the Intelligence Community and in this week's episode of Intelligence Matters he talks to former Acting ...Show More
Executive Editor Kim Dozier talks about dedicating her life to journalism

50:55 | Oct 10th, 2017

On this week's episode of Intelligence Matters, former acting CIA Director Michael Morell talks with Kimberly Dozier. Dozier was a CBS correspondent for 17 years, and was stationed in Baghdad for three years before being critically wounded. A Peabody...Show More
Executive Editor Kim Dozier talks about dedicating her life to journalism

51:02 | Oct 10th, 2017

On this week's episode of Intelligence Matters, former acting CIA Director Michael Morell talks with Kimberly Dozier. Dozier was a CBS correspondent for 17 years, and was stationed in Baghdad for three years before being critically wounded. A Peabody...Show More
President Obama’s Chief of Staff Denis McDonough reflects on Family, Values, Lessons learned and a Life in Public Service

47:16 | Oct 5th, 2017

In this week’s episode of Intelligence Matters, former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough talks about his view of American exceptionalism in creating opportunities for its citizens, how his ideologies were deeply influenced by both his upbrin...Show More
President Obama's Chief of Staff Denis McDonough reflects on Family, Values, Lessons learned and a Life in Public Service

47:22 | Oct 5th, 2017

In this week's episode of Intelligence Matters, former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough talks about his view of American exceptionalism in creating opportunities for its citizens, how his ideologies were deeply influenced by both his upbrin...Show More
Former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon looks back on his Career

48:29 | Oct 3rd, 2017

In this week’s episode of Intelligence Matters, former acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell speaks with former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon about his distinguished career in government: working as a top security advisory in the White Ho...Show More
Former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon looks back on his Career

48:35 | Oct 3rd, 2017

In this week's episode of Intelligence Matters, former acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell speaks with former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon about his distinguished career in government: working as a top security advisory in the White Ho...Show More
Ambassador Joseph DeTrani talks about the Escalating Crisis with North Korea

45:18 | Sep 28th, 2017

This week we have a special episode of Intelligence Matters with Michael Morell, in which, The Cipher Brief expert Ambassador Joseph DeTrani weighs in on mounting tensions between the United States and North Korea. The exchange of fiery rhetoric betw...Show More
Ambassador Joseph DeTrani talks about the Escalating Crisis with North Korea

45:24 | Sep 28th, 2017

This week we have a special episode of Intelligence Matters with Michael Morell, in which, The Cipher Brief expert Ambassador Joseph DeTrani weighs in on mounting tensions between the United States and North Korea. The exchange of fiery rhetoric be...Show More
Director of National Counterterrorism Center Nicholas Rasmussen

46:53 | Sep 26th, 2017

In this week’s episode of Intelligence Matters with Michael Morell, we hear from the Director of National Counterterrorism Center Nicholas Rasmussen who in a rare interview gives insight into the dramatic progress made against ISIS in the battlefield...Show More
Director of National Counterterrorism Center Nicholas Rasmussen

46:59 | Sep 26th, 2017

In this week's episode of Intelligence Matters with Michael Morell, we hear from the Director of National Counterterrorism Center Nicholas Rasmussen who in a rare interview gives insight into the dramatic progress made against ISIS in the battlefield...Show More
Secretary Leon Panetta

52:19 | Sep 19th, 2017

In the premiere episode of Intelligence Matters, former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell puts his analyst hat on for a wide-ranging conversation with former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. Morell succeeded Panetta as Acting Director of the Agenc...Show More
Secretary Leon Panetta Reflects on his Life-long Dedication to Public Service

52:12 | Sep 18th, 2017

In the premiere episode of Intelligence Matters, former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell puts his analyst hat on for a wide-ranging conversation with former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. Morell succeeded Panetta as Acting Director of the Agenc...Show More