Inside The National Security State

Gregory Levey interviews the former CIA officer who wrote The Human Factor: Inside the CIA’s Dysfunctional Intelligence Culture under the pseudonym Ishmael Jones. The former officer is being sued by the CIA :

My service included more than fifteen years of continuous and unblemished service in target countries and rogue nations, working on weapons of mass destruction and terrorism. I could see that Americans were at risk because of a lack of financial accountability at the C.I.A. and an unwillingness to assign officers to target countries. Once the C.I.A. became a place to get rich, effective operations ended. Today, more than ninety per cent of C.I.A. employees live and work entirely within the United States, in violation of the C.I.A.’s founding charter. So I wrote the book as a tool in intelligence reform.