It’s easy make judgments about the agency’s post- 9/11 decisions here in the relative clarity of 2014. But the unknown was terrifying then.
Philip Mudd was a senior executive at the CIA and the FBI. He resigned from government in 2010. He is now the director of enterprise risk at SouthernSun Asset Management.
Violent criminals in America have shockingly high rates of recidivism. So do terrorists. Why does the legal system treat them so differently?
New reports peg civilian losses higher than we ever knew. But targeted killings work, writes a former CIA deputy director—and the alternatives can be much worse.
Ex–CIA counterterrorism official Philip Mudd on why Algeria’s terrorist attack shows a jihadist movement on the wane.
Ex-CIA official Philip Mudd on the moral questions about drone use—and the next targets we might train them on.