ICGB   70-246  , 220-801   N10-006   70-461   VCP550   642-999   CISM   200-125  , CISM   70-177  , 200-120   300-320   1Z0-144   JK0-022   300-209   200-355   NSE4   1Y0-201   300-206  , 2V0-620   70-412   MB2-707   300-208  , 1Z0-060   PEGACPBA71V1   LX0-103   000-105   300-209   000-080   1Y0-201   642-732   70-177   70-410   74-678   101-400   MB2-707   MB5-705   500-260   1Z0-051   700-501   MB2-704   70-412  , 70-177   300-209   070-461   2V0-621D   3002   200-125  , CISM   70-410   810-403   220-901   300-115   350-018   000-104   1Z0-803   OG0-091   M70-101  , 200-355   74-678   70-461   210-065  , 2V0-621   200-125  , CAP  , CAS-002   200-310   N10-006   100-101   70-483   MB6-703  , CISSP   1z0-808   300-115   000-089  , 070-461   70-980   70-412   642-732   CAS-002   70-463   350-018   220-801   M70-101   CCA-500   70-461  , MB6-703   102-400   HP0-S42   102-400   74-678   640-911   210-260   SY0-401   350-080   70-243   70-980  ,

Episode 117, with guests Sam Katz and Doug Mills

Samuel M. Katz and Doug Mills are our guests this week.
Show produced by Katherine Caperton.
Original Air Date: September 7, 2013 on SiriusXM “POTUS” Channel 124.
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Vanity Fair magazine consistently delivers great excerpts from forthcoming books, and they picked another whopper with Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi by Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz. While the story is a narrative non-fiction thriller that recalls Mark Bowden’s Black Hawk Down (Bowden was a guest on our show last year), Under Fire is also a fascinating history of the Diplomatic Security Service.

When I worked at the White House, the DS Agents protecting Secretary of State Warren Christopher and, later, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, were always poised, calm and deferential to the hierarchy that put the U.S. Secret Service in the lead when the President was present. In Burton and Katz’s book, we understand in far greater detail the complexity of the DS mission, how it’s often misunderstood and the extraordinary sacrifice the service makes ever day to protect our diplomats and installations abroad.

After President Obama outlined his plan to seek Congressional approval for use of force against Syria earlier this week, he took off for Sweden and Russia and left behind Secretary of State Kerry and Secretary of Defense Hagel to start selling the the proposal on Capitol Hill. He also left behind the New York Times‘ great photographer, Doug Mills, to document the action.

Doug returned to the show to talk about how me gets his shots and what he’ll be covering in the months ahead. To see more of Doug’s work over the past few months and to keep up with what he’s seeing though the lens, follow him on Twitter @DougMillsNYT.

 

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