Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Is it ever possible to understand or predict the actions of foreign governments and terror networks? The U.S. government spends billions of dollars on collecting and analyzing intelligence. But U.S. agencies often find their work second guessed and openly criticized by policymakers and general public. Kojo talks with a leading scholar about intelligence failures in recent American history, and how they affect our foreign policy.
- Robert Jervis Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics, Columbia University; author "Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War" (Cornell University Press)
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