War isn’t what it used to be. Today’s covert warriors face a new set of threats. Here, a guide to gauging the risks and payoffs of kill-or-capture operations. By Henry A. Crumpton.
Ambassador Henry A. Crumpton is the Chairman and CEO of Crumpton Group, LLC, a 24 year veteran of the CIA’s Clandestine Service, and the bestselling author of The Art of Intelligence.
One of the most noted intelligence officers of his generation, Henry “Hank” Crumpton oversaw the CIA-led assault on the Taliban and al Qaeda after Sept. 11. In an excerpt from his new book, The Art of Intelligence, he recounts the full story of the first American to die in combat in Afghanistan—and how his wife responded.