Marc Polymeropoulos: Clarity in Crisis at the CIA

02.02.2022 - By Danger Close with Jack Carr

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Today's guest on Danger Close is Marc Polymeropoulos.

For more than 25 years, Marc Polymeropoulos was a critical member of the U.S. intelligence community specializing in counterterrorism, human intelligence collection and covert action. During his time in the CIA which included assignments in Afghanistan and Iraq, he received the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Intelligence Commendation Medal, and the Intelligence Medal of Merit. 

Marc retired from the CIA in 2019.

In his new book, Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA, Marc shares his vast experience and the lessons he learned serving in high stakes leadership positions in an agency at war. 

He now serves as senior fellow in the Forward Defense practice of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Marc is also a highly sought after analyst, and has been featured in outlets including The Washington Post, The New York Times, Fox News, GQ, Yahoo News, CNN, The Washington Examiner, and MSNBC.
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