576: General Michael Hayden | American Intelligence in the Age of Terror


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General Michael Hayden (@GenMhayden) is a retired United States Air Force general, former Director of the NSA and CIA, and author of Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror. [Note: This is a previously broadcast episode from the vault that we felt deserved a fresh listen!]

What We Discuss with General Michael Hayden:

  • How does an intelligence agent view cognition, cognitive bias, and psychology differently from a policymaker?
  • What is The Unpleasant Fact an intelligence agent brings to the briefing table?
  • General Hayden gives us a rare glimpse of working for two very different presidents and conveys the importance of adapting to their particular learning styles.
  • Find out what it’s like to present new intelligence to an administration that forces it to change policy. (Awkward!)
  • Get General Hayden’s take on the Orlando shootings and the difficulty of balancing security with liberty.
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/576

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