Robert David Steele joins James to address an array of issues, including Washington’s wasteful relationship in a flawed intelligence process, the CIA and the media, healthcare, education, the “wars” on drugs and terror, and the probable “drills” that transpired in Newtown and Boston.
Mr. Steele is a former CIA case officer, Marine officer, creator of the Marine Intelligence Network, and has published, authored, or edited nine books, establishing him as perhaps the foremost authority on intelligence and information operations.
Yet Steele is also the strongest critic of the US intelligence community and an advocate of open source or public intelligence. Steele’s crusade for open source intelligence was recently profiled by author Nafeez Ahmed in the UK Guardian.
Steele holds degrees from Muhlenberg College, Lehigh University, The University of Oklahoma, and the Naval War College. His latest book is titled, The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, and Trust. He is the foremost reviewer of non-fiction titles in close to 100 categories at Amazon.com. Steele’s websites are Public Intelligence Blog and oss.net.
Professor James F. Tracy is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. James Tracy’s work on media history, politics and culture has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets. James is editor of Union for Democratic Communication’s Journal Democratic Communiqué and a contributor to Project Censored’s forthcoming publication Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012. Additional writings and information are accessible at memoryholeblog.com.