Storm's own blustery self-image and the bit of unrealness noted aside, Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA is a decent read for anyone watching the world of intelligence who also appreciates a good story.
All of a sudden, in a rush -- though not so spectacular a Rush as the outstanding racing drama which went wide across the U.S. over the weekend -- Homeland is on a dramatically new course. Not just different, not a return to Season 1, as most of the characters are in very different places, but new.
There is no reason to believe that the propensity of states to utilize covert action will decrease with time; rather, it is sure to increase, particularly given the number and complexity of regional conflicts and the rise of non-state actors.
Ekaterina "Katia" Zatuliveter insists that she is not a Russian spy operating in the UK. MI5, the British internal intelligence service insists that she was working for Russian intelligence and wants her deported from the UK.
For Dick Cheney, if there's a 1% chance of a terror plot existing, it should be treated as a certainty. It's one thing when that sort of manipulation is used to entertain, and quite another when it's used to govern.