Monday, June 9, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Jack Devine with Mark Wright: Inside the CIA

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

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The Central Intelligence Agency is once again in the spotlight — this time, it’s for its interrogation practices of al Qaeda. According to 30-year CIA veteran Jack Devine, this might be because the agency is too closely tied into modern bureaucracy and paramilitary operations instead of focusing on what it does best — spying. His “finely delineated” memoir Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s Story is the no-holds-barred account of his tenure with the organization, from Nixon to Clinton. From the fall of Allende in Chile and Charlie Wilson’s war in Afghanistan, to the capture of Pablo Escobar in Columbia, his book analyzes the great operations of his time and offers his advice for the future of covert exercises in America. Devine is the former Acting Deputy Director of the CIA; he is the Founding Partner and President of The Arkin Group, an international strategic intelligence organization. He’ll appear in conversation with Mark Wright, KING-5 Morning News Anchor.

Presented by: Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.
Tickets: $5.
Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales.
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
Learn more: About the author.

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One Comment

  1. Lord Koos
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    I wish I had known about this event, I missed it. I would have liked to have asked this CIA scumbag apologist about his role as station chief in Kingston Jamaica during the period of their 1980 elections. Over 800 Jamaicans died in election related violence thanks to the guns that CIA brought in for political thugs to use against their own people. Jamaica never recovered from that time, a culture was destroyed. This guy gets to tour the world bragging about his exploits as a corporate hit man, while how many innocent lives were taken by his actions…

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