American Intelligence in an Age of Terrorism

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 (David Kennerly)

One of Apple's unlikeliest allies in its refusal to cooperate with the government in installing "back doors" in digital devices is retired four-star general Michael Hayden. As head of the National Security Agency after 9/11, Hayden approved the secret metadata collection programs later exposed by Edward Snowden. And he was director of the CIA as the agency built the drone program that targeted members of al Qaeda. We'll discuss digital privacy and the future of U.S. intelligence with Hayden, whose recent book, "Playing to the Edge," looks back at his time at the NSA and CIA.


Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security and Central Intelligence agencies. Author of "Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror"