Former Intelligence Officer: 'Don't Surrender To Leakers'12:44
Download

Play
Paul Pillar is pictured in 2007. (Aude/Wikimedia Commons)
Paul Pillar is pictured in 2007. (Aude/Wikimedia Commons)

Paul Pillar, a 28-year veteran of the CIA says Americans "would be the losers" if the U.S. lets flaps over spying stop it from conducting secret intelligence gathering.

Pillar says that spying — including monitoring phones and emails of foreign leaders — almost always involves the violation of some other country's laws, but there are legitimate foreign policy reasons for doing it.

Guest

  • Paul Pillar, former senior intelligence officer with the CIA and a fellow at the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University. He is also a nonresident senior fellow in the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution.

This segment aired on October 29, 2013.

Support the news

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news