LOCATION: Truland Auditorium, Ballston Center
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick, the Washington Post’s national security correspondent, will give a presentation on the devastating suicide bombing attack by an al-Qaeda double agent, Humam Khalil al-Balawi, against the CIA base in Khost, Afghanistan, in December 2009. The attack resulted in the deaths of seven CIA operatives.
This presentation is based on Warrick’s book, The Triple Agent
, which provides a detailed examination of the CIA's war against al-Qaeda and a gripping portrait of both al-Balawi and the veteran agents whose desire to avenge 9/11 led to a terrible miscalculation.