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John Weisman

Biography:

John Weisman received his BA in English Literature from Bard College. From 1989-1991, he was a Senior Fellow at the Annenberg Washington Program for Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University. Prior to his appointment, John was Washington, DC, Bureau Chief for TV Guide Magazine, a post he held since establishing the bureau in 1977. He has worked in more than three dozen countries on assignments that included covering wars in Central America and the Middle East.

John has published many articles in a wide range of periodicals; he is currently a roving contributing editor for Soldier of Fortune, and also writes the Black Ops column on www.military.com. From 1994-2002 John war-gamed counterterrorist scenarios at Heckler & Koch's International Training Division. John's latest books include Direct Action , Jack in the Box , and Soar: A Black-Ops Mission .

Past Shows:

Killing Bin Laden & Border Patrol Injustice

Author John Weisman (book link) talked about the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Next, Andy Ramirez, president of the Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council, discussed the case against Border Patrol Agent Jesus Enrique Diaz. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Intelligence Problems

CIA expert and best selling author, John Weisman debuted on the show to discuss U.S. intelligence services and the culture inside them.The intelligence community, he declared, has been in "horrible shape" for the last two decades, because of a "huge vacuum in leadership." Further, America is facing "asymmetrical" enemies such as al-Qaeda, who effectively employ low-tech methods that can evade our high tech solutions, he said. ... More »

Host: George Noory

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