James Clapper on the North Korea and Helsinki summits.

James Clapper on the Cyberthreats Facing America Today

James Clapper on the Cyberthreats Facing America Today

Getting to know the real Donald Trump.
Aug. 9 2018 12:01 PM

Learning From James Clapper’s Life in Intelligence

He spent decades in intelligence and never saw anything as disturbing as the Russian election intervention in 2016.


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Virginia Heffernan talks to James R. Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, about his book Facts and Fear: Hard Truths From a Life in Intelligence. What did he think of the North Korea and Putin summits? How can our institutions protect themselves from cyberthreats? And what else are we to make of Robert Mueller’s GRU indictments?

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Virginia Heffernan is a contributing editor at Wired, a columnist at the Los Angeles Times, and a co-host of Trumpcast.