The Serious Risks of Ignoring Warnings and Leaking Intelligence
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 564 , Segment 1
Episode: Security Warnings, Transportation Revolution, Life Beyond Earth
- May 31, 2017 11:00 pm
- 21:55 mins
Guest: Richard A. Clarke, leader of counterterrorism efforts for Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Co-author of “Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes” In the aftermath of the Manchester bombing, British intelligence officials briefly stopped sharing information with their American counterparts because a number of details about the investigation were leaked to US media – including the attacker’s name and detailed photos of the bomb scene. President Trump has called for an investigation into leaks from US Intelligence agencies, although in at least one instance, Trump himself was the source of leaked intelligence to Russian officials in the Oval Office. Counterterrorism expert Richard A. Clarke says the US has now developed a reputation as a leaky boat and will not get the level of detail we need from allies who share intelligence with us. Clarke’s new book, “Warnings” explores a variety of disasters – including the rise of ISIS in Syria – which could have been prevented had we heeded the warning of at least one expert who saw the crisis coming.