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State Secrets is a weekly interview podcast featuring Cipher Brief experts and national security leaders.

Latest Episodes

Border Security Part 2

This is part 2 of our border security series. In this episode Cipher Brief COO Brad Christian catches back up with Mike Fisher, former Chief of the US Customs and Border Protection, to talk about recent developments with Mexico, the situation surrounding children in detention along the border, threats of deportations by the U.S. administration and what it will take to get the border crisis under control.

21 MINJUL 19
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Border Security Part 2

Border Security Part 1

Border security is a complex issue. From conflict zones like Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, to geo-political hot spots like Israel and North Korea. International borders are where military, law enforcement, crime, politics and policy collide. Rarely do countries have the ability to control their entire borders, leaving open the possibility of smuggling and illegal immigration. The U.S. is among the world’s countries facing a challenging border security dynamic. We spoke with two experts.

33 MINJUL 15
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Border Security Part 1

The Fifth Domain with Richard Clark

Richard Clarke has been on the cutting edge of terrorism and cyber issues for quite some time. He served more than 30 years in government and was the first White House official tasked with taking charge of U.S. cybersecurity policy. He’s written eight books, half fiction, half non-fiction and his latest book, ‘The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats’ was written with Robert Knake.

29 MINJUL 15
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The Fifth Domain with Richard Clark

JJ Green, National Security Correspondent, WTOP

If you’ve done any reporting on national security issues in Washington DC, you already know JJ Green.He’s been covering national security for the city’s most popular radio station for 15 years now. As you can imagine, he’s seen a lot of changes in that time.

39 MINMAY 10
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JJ Green, National Security Correspondent, WTOP

Javelin

It seems like everyone in Washington, DC wants to write a book these days, and more of them are, even if they aren't the big names you're used to hearing. There are stories to tell in this town, and there are sleuths who know how to go about telling them. Keith Urbahn is a co-owner of the literary agency Javelin, which started out getting book deals for smaller names with bigger stories, but when they signed James Comey for his book released in 2017, they knew things had changed.

39 MINAPR 30
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Javelin

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs left his role as the Director of Cybersecurity Policy for Microsoft back in 2017 and went back to work for the government. He joined the Department of Homeland Security with a top priority to get anew Agency established- one that put a solid focus on government support for a private sector facing an onslaught of cyber threats. We caught up with CISA's first Director and biggest advocate, Christopher Krebs to talk about what he hopes to do now that the Agency is established.

39 MINMAR 7
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Christopher Krebs

Steve Hall, former member CIA's Senior Intelligence Summary

The Cipher Brief spoke with Steve Hall about how he believes the President's negative comments towards the Intelligence Community are negatively impacting national security, and about what matters and what doesn’t, in an era where the Intelligence Community often finds itself in the crosshairs.

29 MINFEB 18
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Steve Hall, former member CIA's Senior Intelligence Summary

China Expert Professor Graham Allison

A recent worldwide threat report delivered to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence by leaders of the Intelligence Community made clear that China is the largest national security threat to the United States. This wee, State Secrets talks to one of the world's most renowned experts on the U.S.- China relationship, Graham Allison. His 2017 book Destined for War: Can American and China Escape Thucydides' Trap?was a national and international best seller.

33 MINFEB 11
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China Expert Professor Graham Allison

State Secrets Bonus Episode with John Sipher

We spoke with Cipher Brief Expert John Sipher, to understand the impact of the President's comments towards the Intelligence Community leaders, following a firestorm of debate after the presentation of the worldwide threat assessment by the Intelligence Community leadership to Congress.

18 MINFEB 1
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State Secrets Bonus Episode with John Sipher

Bonus episode- General Hayden Presents the 2018 Annual Threat Report

This week we’re presenting a special bonus episode of the State Secrets podcast. Each year at the Cipher Brief’s Annual Threat Conference, we open the event with a presentation of our Annual Threat Report. In 2018 former Director of the CIA and NSA, General Michael Hayden presented the annual threat report.

11 MINJAN 31
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Bonus episode- General Hayden Presents the 2018 Annual Threat Report

Latest Episodes

Border Security Part 2

This is part 2 of our border security series. In this episode Cipher Brief COO Brad Christian catches back up with Mike Fisher, former Chief of the US Customs and Border Protection, to talk about recent developments with Mexico, the situation surrounding children in detention along the border, threats of deportations by the U.S. administration and what it will take to get the border crisis under control.

21 MINJUL 19
Comments
Border Security Part 2

Border Security Part 1

Border security is a complex issue. From conflict zones like Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, to geo-political hot spots like Israel and North Korea. International borders are where military, law enforcement, crime, politics and policy collide. Rarely do countries have the ability to control their entire borders, leaving open the possibility of smuggling and illegal immigration. The U.S. is among the world’s countries facing a challenging border security dynamic. We spoke with two experts.

33 MINJUL 15
Comments
Border Security Part 1

The Fifth Domain with Richard Clark

Richard Clarke has been on the cutting edge of terrorism and cyber issues for quite some time. He served more than 30 years in government and was the first White House official tasked with taking charge of U.S. cybersecurity policy. He’s written eight books, half fiction, half non-fiction and his latest book, ‘The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats’ was written with Robert Knake.

29 MINJUL 15
Comments
The Fifth Domain with Richard Clark

JJ Green, National Security Correspondent, WTOP

If you’ve done any reporting on national security issues in Washington DC, you already know JJ Green.He’s been covering national security for the city’s most popular radio station for 15 years now. As you can imagine, he’s seen a lot of changes in that time.

39 MINMAY 10
Comments
JJ Green, National Security Correspondent, WTOP

Javelin

It seems like everyone in Washington, DC wants to write a book these days, and more of them are, even if they aren't the big names you're used to hearing. There are stories to tell in this town, and there are sleuths who know how to go about telling them. Keith Urbahn is a co-owner of the literary agency Javelin, which started out getting book deals for smaller names with bigger stories, but when they signed James Comey for his book released in 2017, they knew things had changed.

39 MINAPR 30
Comments
Javelin

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs left his role as the Director of Cybersecurity Policy for Microsoft back in 2017 and went back to work for the government. He joined the Department of Homeland Security with a top priority to get anew Agency established- one that put a solid focus on government support for a private sector facing an onslaught of cyber threats. We caught up with CISA's first Director and biggest advocate, Christopher Krebs to talk about what he hopes to do now that the Agency is established.

39 MINMAR 7
Comments
Christopher Krebs

Steve Hall, former member CIA's Senior Intelligence Summary

The Cipher Brief spoke with Steve Hall about how he believes the President's negative comments towards the Intelligence Community are negatively impacting national security, and about what matters and what doesn’t, in an era where the Intelligence Community often finds itself in the crosshairs.

29 MINFEB 18
Comments
Steve Hall, former member CIA's Senior Intelligence Summary

China Expert Professor Graham Allison

A recent worldwide threat report delivered to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence by leaders of the Intelligence Community made clear that China is the largest national security threat to the United States. This wee, State Secrets talks to one of the world's most renowned experts on the U.S.- China relationship, Graham Allison. His 2017 book Destined for War: Can American and China Escape Thucydides' Trap?was a national and international best seller.

33 MINFEB 11
Comments
China Expert Professor Graham Allison

State Secrets Bonus Episode with John Sipher

We spoke with Cipher Brief Expert John Sipher, to understand the impact of the President's comments towards the Intelligence Community leaders, following a firestorm of debate after the presentation of the worldwide threat assessment by the Intelligence Community leadership to Congress.

18 MINFEB 1
Comments
State Secrets Bonus Episode with John Sipher

Bonus episode- General Hayden Presents the 2018 Annual Threat Report

This week we’re presenting a special bonus episode of the State Secrets podcast. Each year at the Cipher Brief’s Annual Threat Conference, we open the event with a presentation of our Annual Threat Report. In 2018 former Director of the CIA and NSA, General Michael Hayden presented the annual threat report.

11 MINJAN 31
Comments
Bonus episode- General Hayden Presents the 2018 Annual Threat Report