Tagged: Central Intelligence Agency

Confirmation hearings begin for Gen. David Petraeus as next director of the CIA

Confirmation hearings begin today for General David Petraeus to replace Leon Panetta as the next director of the CIA. The following Boston University professors are available to offer expert commentary: Arthur Hulnick is a 35-year veteran of the intelligence profession, mostly with the CIA. He is the author of “Keeping Us Safe: Secret Intelligence” and […]

CIA and Egypt chaos

What should or could the CIA have known about the Egyptian uprising? Joseph Wippl, a professor of international relations at BU and a 30-year CIA operations officer gives the following view: “Part of the intent in the creation of the CIA through the National Security Act of 1947 was to avoid surprise, the most noteworthy being […]