EDITORS NOTE: It is educational to look back at the time when none gave Donald J. Trump a chance to win the primary election to become the Republican nominee for President, let alone defeat the odds on favorite candidate of the Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton in the general election. Reflection is healthy as Republicans try […]
About Gary Berntsen
Gary Berntsen is a retired Senior CIA Operations Officer and Chief of Station. Mr. Berntsen is the Bestselling Author of the Jawbreaker, The Attack on Bin Laden and Al Qaeda where he recounts his leadership role in the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan in response to the 11 September 2001 attacks. Mr. Berntsen is the recipient of CIA’s Distinguished Intelligence Medal and Intelligence Star. Mr. Berntsen regularly appears as a counterterrorism and national security guest commentator on Fox News, CNN, CNBC and Newsmax.
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EDITORS NOTE: As President-elect Trump and Secretary of Defense nominee James Mattis look at growing and modernizing the U.S. military we have decided to re-publish this column originally appearing in The Washington Examiner on October 30th, 2014 under the title “The case for surrogate forces.” It was written by our contributor Gary Berntsen, a retired Senior CIA […]