The sheer number of national security issues facing the United States has likely never been greater than it is today – from terrorism to cyber attacks to ongoing deadly conflicts in the Middle East to nuclear proliferation. All of the issues testing U.S. national security are first and foremost intelligence issues; intelligence may be more critical now than at any other time, including during the Cold War.
Join the World Affairs Council for a discussion with General Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, on the role of U.S. intelligence in American national security and his thoughts on the future of America’s intelligence agencies under the new administration. General Hayden’s new book “Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror” will be available for purchase.
About the speaker:
Michael Hayden is a retired United States Air Force four-star general and former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He is currently a principal at the Chertoff Group, a security consultancy founded by former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Hayden also serves as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at George Mason University School of Public Policy.