“CIA Legend Jack Devine on Challenges to the U.S. Intelligence Community,” Network 20/20 – August 12, 2020

TAG President Jack Devine spoke on Network 20/20 about the challenges facing the U.S. Intelligence Community and his experiences in the CIA. According to Jack, one of the biggest threats to U.S. interests is the rise of nationalism, populism, and the authoritarian “strongman” and the diminution of democracy around the globe. Russia’s Vladimir Putin is an example. Jack said he thinks “people are underestimating just how aggressive his operations are” and how much of a national security threat Putin poses to the United States. Regarding China, Jack believes tensions between the United States and China are likely to intensify given that China sees itself becoming the number one power in the world over the next 50 years. According to Jack, this makes China a longer term challenge for the United States.

You can watch Jack’s Network 20/20 interview here:

CIA Legend Jack Devine on Challenges to the U.S. Intelligence Community