• Santa Fe Council on International Relations

US Intelligence After Trump - video interview


Given the many conflicts President Trump had with the US intelligence community, and all the confusion and upset this caused, what first steps must the incoming Biden administration take? How much damage did the Trump administration cause across the country’s intelligence agencies? Who will be the new DNI and the new CIA Director? Join us for a tour behind the headlines on this crucial aspect of US national security.


Returning once again to the CIR stage is the brilliant Valerie Plame, a writer, spy novelist, and former CIA officer. Joining her will be Joseph Wippl, also a former CIA officer, who spent a 30 year career as an operations officer in the National Clandestine Service (NCS). Wippl has served overseas as an operations officer and operations manager in Bonn, West Germany; Guatemala City; Luxembourg; Madrid, Spain; Mexico City; Vienna, Austria; and Berlin, Germany. He is currently a Professor of the Practice of International Relations at Boston University.