Covert Affairs: Communicating Our Nation's Deepest Secrets

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January 16, 2014
January 22, 2014
UChicago Creative


Press Secretary George Little for an inside look at national security Tommy Vietor, Institute of Politics Visiting Fellow and former National Security Council Spokesman for the Obama administration, will join his colleague and former Pentagon communications from “behind the podium.” In a conversation moderated by Robert Pape, Co-Director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, Vietor and Little will explore the inherent tension between the public’s right to know and the crucially covert nature of national security operations, drawing on their first-hand experiences with the U.S. military raid on Osama bin Laden, the Iranian nuclear negotiations, and the NSA surveillance programs.