The former CIA Deputy Director on Snowden, recruiting traitors and shoe phones+ READ ARTICLE
You’ve written a book, Good Hunting. Aren’t spies supposed to be covert?
Almost all covert action eventually becomes public. Very little I did is still classified. I believe covert action is a very important instrument to statecraft. And the book has been scrubbed [by the CIA].
Your main job in the field was recruitment, which is a nice way of saying you got people to betray their countries for money. How do you do that?
How do you sell anything in life? You have to have a product, you have to develop a relationship, and in that relationship you have to be able to identify people’s strengths and weaknesses.