World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Jack Devine
Jack Devine, the Central Intelligence Agency covert operative who "ran Charlie Wilson's War" and describes today's CIA as "trapped in a larger bureaucracy," will headline a World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth program.
Charlie Wilson's War, the name of a George Crile III's 2003 book and the 2007 Tom Hanks film, supported the mujahideen against the Soviet Union and was clandestinely funded by efforts of Congressman Wilson, D-Lufkin.
His appearance is part of the Council's 2015 Focus on Intelligence Series. The range of discussion will include his memoir, Good Hunting: An American Spymaster Story and Devine's experiences in Afghanistan and how events of those times relate to today's situation in the region.
After more than three decades as a CIA agent in headline-making locations such as Afghanistan, Columbia, Iraq and Chile, Devine left the agency to become a founding partner and president of The Arkin Group, a Washington-based international risk consulting and intelligence firm.
The Council program begins with reception at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel followed by a program and book signing. Afterward, Devine will discuss his career and the CIA in an exclusive dinner meeting with members of the Council's Contributors Circle.