According to Mazzetti, the CIA, created as a Cold War espionage service, is now more than ever a paramilitary agency ordered by the White House to kill off the nation's enemies: from the sustained bombing campaign in the mountains of Pakistan and the deserts of Yemen and North Africa to the simmering clan wars in Somalia. For its part, the Pentagon has turned into the CIA, dramatically expanding spying missions in the dark spaces of U.S. foreign policy, like Iran. Mazzetti will share what he has learned by following and reporting on these secret wars over the past decade, including tracking key characters from the intelligence and military communities across the world.
Mark Mazetti is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist for the New York Times.
Mark Mazzetti, author of The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth, explains a CIA loophole used to justify drone strikes and the Bin Laden raid by SEAL Team Six in Pakistan.