High-Stakes Intelligence Operations: From Catching Bin Laden to a Picture-Perfect Rescue in Iran
4-Session Daytime Course
In Collaboration with the International Spy Museum
Wed., Feb. 6–27, 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Operations that hold human life in the balance are some of the most difficult that any intelligence service can undertake. Whether extracting a person from a site, snaring an enemy, or killing a target, the situations demand precise planning, complex technical support, and highly specialized personnel. In this series, espionage experts and former intelligence officers introduce you to some of the greatest of these intense operations.
Feb. 6 The Operation That Killed Osama bin Laden
Journalist and security analyst Peter Bergen’s book Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden—From 9/11 to Abbottabad focuses on the difficulty of finding the world’s most dangerous man. As he covers the missed opportunities, the lucky breaks, and dedication of the people who finally tracked him down, the journalist shares his professional connection to bin Laden, what it was like to actually “know” him, and his thoughts on the execution and results of Operation Neptune Spear.
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