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.

Senate Showdown

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.

War on Terror

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.