New CIA Director Mike Pompeo has his work cut out for him. Contrary to its depiction in spy novels, intelligence is more of an art than a science. So, advising policymakers on national security threats is not easy under the best of circumstances – let alone with the multiple threats we currently face. It is even harder when there are crises on every side. Director Pompeo explains how he is meeting the unique challenges he faces in his new role.
In this conversation from the 2017 Aspen Security Forum, Mike Pompeo, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, speaks with columnist Bret Stephens of the New York Times.
The two spoke on Thusday, July 20, 2017, in Aspen, Colorado. A transcript of their talk is available.