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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.   



Hotel Crescent Court
400 Crescent Ct.
Dallas, TX 75201


$25 for members and $40 for non-members.
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