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CII Event Videos

President Visits CIA to Commemorate Its 75th Anniversary:
President Joe Biden called CIA the “bedrock of our national security” in a visit to CIA Heardquarters in Langley on July 8 to commemorate the agency’s creation following World War II.  He thanked CIA employees for their work on the Ukraine and praised American intelligence officers as the “best in the world.”  Use this link to view the President’s Remarks on CIA 75.

Listen to Federal News Radio’s interview with CII’s co-founders about CII (broadcast September 7, 2018, here’s how FNR characterized CII: “Occasionally intelligence practitioners find themselves caught in legal trouble not totally of their own making. That’s the idea behind a new legal referral service called Council on Intelligence Issues.”).

Protecting Defectors is a Moral Obligation
Following media allegations, a former official points out that there is a “moral” obligation to help protect foreign spies who have risked their lives to help the CIA.   View this YouTube video of Rachel Maddow’s interview with Joe Augustyn, former head of CIA’s defector resettlement center, on how CIA takes steps to protect defectors and others whose assistance put them at risk.

Intelligence Matters presents radio interviews of top intelligence community leaders by former CIA deputy Michael Morell on a variety of intelligence and other national security topics (sponsored by CBS News).

The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security of the hosts National Security Law Today podcasts, ABA’s NSL Today, on a wide variey of national security legal topics including rule of law, surveillance challenges, and more.

For an intelligence expert’s interesting and informative guide to the history of espionage in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, See Spy Sites of Philadelphia – A Guide to the Region’s Secret History by H. Keith Melton & Robert Wallace With Henry R. Schlesinger.  Also take a look at two prior works, Spy Sites of Washington, D.C. and Spy Sites of New York City. All books include photographs, sketches, and maps as well as insightful commentary and are available through links to either Georgetown University Press or Amazon.

This section contains videos of selected CII events. 

December 7, 2022
“CIA at 75: Looking Back, Looking Ahead”

presented in partnership with the Spy Museum and CIRA

19 July 2022
Spy Museum Celebrates 20th Anniversary by Looking Back at 20 Milestones 

May 12, 2021
“Whistleblowing in the Intelligence Community Legal and Practical Challenges”

presented in partnership with the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security

January 27, 2021
“The Billion Dollar Spy: Adolf Tolkachev”

For videos of more CII events, click here.