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Departures Podcast with Jack Devine, author of ‘Spymaster’s Prism: The Fight against Russian Aggression’

As competition in the field of cyberwarfare heats up between Russia and the United States, there are few other experts with more experience working inside the Central Intelligence Agency than Jack Devine.

For 32 years Devine worked as a US spymaster, serving as Acting Director and Associate Director of CIA’s operations outside the United States from 1993-1995, where he had supervisory authority over thousands of CIA employees involved in sensitive missions throughout the world. In addition, he served as Chief of the Latin American Division from 1992-1993 and was the principal manager of the CIA’s sensitive projects in Latin America.

Devine’s new book, “Spymaster’s Prism: The Fight Against Russian Aggression,” explores a number of major espionage incidents which have taken place between the two nations since the end of World War II, and what lessons can be drawn to prepare for the next phase of competition in the clandestine services. The inside anecdotes alone make this book an exciting read, and Devine presents his highly unique perspective with detail and fascinating historical context from his own personal involvement in the service.