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Jack is really a storyteller, international explorer, and humanitarian and everything else rolls out from there. As a writer, its what he does. As a international human rights and criminal lawyer and trial skills teacher around the world, its his most important tool. As a former CIA officer, the only way to truly motivate people is to connect and to tell them a story that they can feel viscerally. As a media analyst, what better way to make a point.  In the end, he tries to captivate his audience about the world and its people as much as he himself is captivated.

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[CBS News Radio New York] October 22nd: Jack Talks CIA Ops in Afghanistan

I appear on CBS News Radio in New York on October 22nd.  According to the New York Times, the CIA is increasing its paramilitary operations in Afganistan to provide support to the Pentagon and to help Afghanistan military operations in country. The purpose is to try and target Taliban operations throughout the country.  The problem that the story ignores is that the Taliban controls more territory in Afghanistan right now than at any time since 2001.  Simply put, they are winning. 

One reality of increasing these kinds of operations is that they are dangerous. It exposes Americans with little support and the realities can be catastrophic.  Think those four Green Beret soldiers in Niger.  It will be interesting to see how the White House addresses this issue as this story gets bigger play.  In addition, if things don't go well in Afghanistan, the American people seem to have enormous fatigue when it comes to Afghanistan.

This will be an interesting conversation.

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