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Ethics in U.S. Foreign Policy: Spymaster Jack Devine on the CIA

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

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During his distinguished 32-year career in the CIA, Jack Devine headed many of the Agency's most important, dramatic, and successful operations.

From 1985-1987, Devine headed the CIA's Afghan Task Force in Afghanistan, and ran the largest covert action of the Cold War, known as "Charlie Wilson’s War." It was Devine who put the brand-new Stinger missile into the hands of the mujahideen during their war with the Soviets, paving the way to a decisive victory against the Russians. In 1987, he was awarded the CIA's Meritorious Officer Award for this accomplishment.

From 1992-1993 he served as chief of the Latin American Division and was the principal manager of the CIA's sensitive projects in Latin America. Between 1990 and 1992, he headed the CIA's Counternarcotics Center, which was responsible for coordinating and building close cooperation between all major U.S. and foreign law enforcement agencies in tracking worldwide narcotics and crime organizations.

Devine makes the case that covert operations, not costly and devastating full-scale interventions, are the best safeguard of America's interests worldwide. He argues that the CIA is losing turf to the military, and is becoming overly weighted toward paramilitary operations after a decade of war. Its capacity to do what it does best—spying and covert action—has been seriously degraded.

Devine is currently a founding partner and president of the Arkin Group, an international risk consulting and intelligence firm. He  is the author of Good Hunting! An American Spymaster's Story.

Stephanie Sy, an anchor at Al Jazeera America, will moderate the discussion.

The format of the event will be as follows:

5:45PM – Doors open
6:00PM-7:00PM – Conversation followed by Q&A 
7:00PM-7:30PM – Reception

Suggested Donation: $10. Events are free of charge for students with valid ID. This special offer is limited to a small number of seats—first come first served—and registration in advance is required.

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Speaker: Jack Devine

Location

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Merrill House
170 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065-7478

(212) 838-4120
(212) 752-2432 - Fax

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