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    Espionage Tactics

    Historians talked about espionage tactics used since the Cold War. They discussed techniques and human intelligence gathering used by the CIA and Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, as…

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    U.S. Drone Policy

    Mark Mazzetti talked about a story he wrote on U.S. drone policy and the controversy he caused in naming three CIA operatives in leadership positions.

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    Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

    Panelists talked about negotiations to finalize a nuclear agreement with Iran.

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    Media Coverage of National Security

    Panelists discussed the difficulties reporters face covering national aecurity issues because of the impact of government actions on confidential sources and reporting techniques. Bob Woodward moderated.…

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    2013 Year in Review, NSA Surveillance

    Guests talked about the disclosure of domestic surveillance activities by the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013, and the impact these revelations may have in 2014. The program featured…

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    The Way of the Knife

    Mark Mazzetti talked about his book, The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth, in which he explores the changes to the the Central Intelligence…

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    Drones and Targeted Killings

    Panelists talked about the use of drones by Presidents George W. Bush and Obama administrations for targeted killings. Topics included the legal and policy implications, the need for more…

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    2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Sunday

    Book TV’s coverage of the last day of the 2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, held on the University of Southern California campus, included: Panel on the Cold War 312117-2 Open…

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    Criminal Law, National Security, and the First Amendment

    Panelists talked about the intersection of criminal law, national security, and the First Amendment. Major topics included the Pentagon Papers, the AIPAC Espionage Act case, recent…

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    Role of the Media in Covering National Security Issues

    Panelists talked about the role of the media in covering national security issues. Among the topics they addressed were sourcing, presentation of classified or sensitive material, research…

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    U.S. Intelligence and Al-Qaeda

    Mark Mazzetti talked about the role of the CIA in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He also examined critiques of U.S.…

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    Leon Panetta Nomination for CIA Director

    Mark Mazzetti reported by telephone about the hearing on the nomination of Leon Panetta as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

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    Intelligence Report

    The guest talked about the findings of threats to the U.S. in the National Intelligence Estimate report released this week . Topics included al Qaeda rebuilding its capabilities and having…

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