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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 trial lawyer and trial skills teacher aroud 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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[WCCO Radio Minneapolis] May 16th: Jack Talks Trump's Leaking Intel to the Russians

I'm outraged!  The implications of releasing classified information can mean, simply put, torture and death for the source of the intelligence.  It can also mean a complete drying up of intelligence in the future.  Think about this for a second, what other asset is willing to provide information if they know that a sitting President will release it because he as the "absolute right" to do so?  Let's take this a step further, because this was a intelligence from an ally, not only will this ally but every other ally will look at this and think not just once, twice but maybe three times before they willingly cooperate with the Americans out of fear of what this President might do because he has the absolute right. Finally, consider U.S. intelligence in the same manner.  If I had recruited an asset, I'm not sure I would ask them for anything out of fear that the information itself may end up in the hands of the President.  Understand, in the past, this was always the hope.  If my intel ends of in the hands of the President, that means its important.  And now?  I'd be petrified.

This is just a snippet of what we talked about.  Lots of fun.  


[RT Appearance] Wednesday, April 27th: CIA Director Goes to DOD, Military Takes Agency

I appear on The Alyona Show on RT Television on April 27th.  President Obama is shifting his National Security Team.  It appears that the CIA Director will take the Department of Defense, the Military Commander in Afghanistan takes CIA and more.  The ramifications are huge in the short and long term.  As a former CIA Officer and criminal defense attorney who has followed events closely and has spent time on the front lines on the war on terror, Iraq and Afghanistan, I am stepping into the fight.

Hope you can watch.


[MSNBC Appearance] Ed Schultz - Monday, July 19th: Talk on Law and Intelligence

I appear on MSNBC's Ed Schultz Show on Monday, July 19th at 6:45 p.m. e.t.  The first of a series of pieces appeared in The Washington Post covering the intelligence community as well as the resources being spent and the amount of waste.  In light of the incredible need across America, why are we doing this?  I will join Ed to talk about this issue and why we do some of the things we do.  

Hope you can catch it.  In addition, read the piece that I'm talk about here.


[Al-Hurra Appearance] Wednesday, January 6th: Talk On TSA Changes Worldwide

I appear on Al-Hurra TV on January 6th at 4:00 p.m.   The Obama White House has announced major TSA changes here in this country as well as changes that will impact those from some 14 countries around the world.  I will appear on Al-Hurra to talk about the impact and whether it will make us safer. 
Alhurra (or al-Hurra) (Arabicالحرّة‎; strict transliteration al-Ḥurra IPA: [ɛ̈l ħʊrrɛ̈], "The free") is a United States-based satellite TV channel, sponsored by theU.S. government. It began broadcasting on February 14, 2004 in 22 countries across the Middle East. U.S. Government sources generally refer to the channel as Al-Hurra. Like all forms of U.S. public diplomacy, the station is forbidden from broadcasting within the U.S. itself under the 1948 Smith-Mundt Act concerning the broadcast of propaganda.