One year after the disastrous withdrawal from Kabul, we bring you perspective from former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell. He helped lead the fight against terrorism in the region and around the world for more than a decade, including the operation to kill Osama Bin Laden.
Morell joins Mosheh for a conversation to discuss why he is concerned about al Qaeda’s resurgence, how the US withdrawal from Afghanistan has impacted the war on terror, and how the US needs to approach the fight moving forward. He is the only person who was with President Bush on 9/11 AND President Obama on May 2, 2011, when the operation to kill Bin Laden was launched. Morell is currently the host of the Intelligence Matters podcast and a senior national security contributor for CBS News.
In this episode, Morell takes us inside the White House Situation Room and tells us what types of questions presidents have asked him during briefings. He also tells me why he is happy he no longer gets classified briefings!
It is the second part of a three-episode series looking into some of the biggest challenges and threats facing the US with Morell. Last week (Aug 10, 2022) dealt with China and Taiwan.
Next week’s episode (Part 3) will take us inside Vladimir Putin’s mindset as the invasion of Ukraine approaches the six month mark.
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Mosheh Oinounou (@mosheh) is an Emmy and Murrow award-winning journalist. He has 20 years of experience at networks including Fox News, Bloomberg Television and CBS News, where he was the executive producer of the CBS Evening News and launched the network's 24 hour news channel. He founded the @mosheh Instagram news account in 2020 and the Mo News podcast and newsletter in 2022.
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