Jeffrey T. Richelson is an author and researcher who studies intelligence gathering and national security. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Rochester in 1975, and has taught at the University of Texas, Austin, and the American University, Washington. A senior fellow at the National Security Archive in Washington, he lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
In the first half of the program, author and intelligence expert Jeffrey Richelson talked about the Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST), a secret government agency that responds to nuclear terrorism threats. Ian hosted Open Lines during the last two hours of the show.