An Ex-CIA Chief on Clinton’s Greatest Global Threats


In this special election series, OZY has been looking at Hillary Clinton — including her past, a key player from her inner circle and what could become her most influential domestic policies. In this installment, we explore the global issues that could disrupt her push for the Oval Office.

Chat with John McLaughlin, the former deputy director and acting director of the CIA, and he’ll methodically take you through the alphabet soup of foreign issues that could scald Clinton’s campaign. But will it be further attacks by ISIS, Benghazi’s ghosts or China’s ongoing military modernization that possibly generates the biggest burn? OZY’s edited conversation with McLaughlin, who briefed four presidents — from Ronald Reagan through George W. Bush — follows…

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– Neil Parmar
Published in OZY