Former CIA analyst David McCloskey joins Gen. (Ret.) David H. Petraeus — the former head of the CIA — for a revealing conversation on the firsthand experiences in Syria that inspired McCloskey’s acclaimed new spy novel, Damascus Station.
Following a CIA agent sent to Syria to investigate the death of an American spy, Damascus Station has been acclaimed both as a riveting page-turner and as a sobering, realistic portrait of the Syrian uprising’s tragic aftermath. Hear McCloskey and Petraeus — both of whom worked closely on the conflict in Syria and understand it intimately — discuss the line between fact and fiction, why McCloskey’s time in the CIA inspired him to write the story, and how the consequences of the Syrian civil war continue to reverberate throughout the world.
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