|October 18, 2013|
|12:30 pm||to||9:00 pm|
RAY MCGOVERN, FORMER CIA OFFICIAL, TO SPEAK AT EVERGREEN AND OLYMPIA
“THE NATIONAL SECURITY STATE AND THE DRIVE TO WAR”
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1 8, 2013
→12:30-2PM, SEMINAR 2, B1105, TESC
→7-9PM AT OLYMPIA COMMUNITY CENTER, 222 Columbia St. NW, Room 103
Ray McGovern came to Washington in the early Sixties as an Army infantry/intelligence officer and then served as a CIA analyst from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of George H. W. Bush. Ray’s duties included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President’s Daily Brief, which he briefed one-on-one to President Ronald Reagan’s most senior national security advisers from 1981 to 1985.
In January 2003, Ray helped create Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) to expose the way intelligence was being falsified to “justify” war on Iraq.
As an act of conscience, on March 2, 2006 Ray returned the Intelligence Commendation Medallion given him at retirement for “especially meritorious service,” explaining, “I do not want to be associated, however remotely, with an agency engaged in torture.”
Ray’s opinion pieces have appeared in many leading newspapers in the US and abroad. His Web site writings are usually posted first on consortiumnews.com as well as here on raymcgovern.com, and they are usually then cross-posted widely on other Web sites. Ray has appeared on The Newshour, C-Span’s Washington Journal, CNN, Aljazeera, RT, PressTV and numerous other TV & radio programs and documentaries. (His favorite gig was debating former CIA Director James Wollsey on Charlie Rose on Aug. 20, 2004.) Ray has also addressed a wide variety of audiences in the U.S. and abroad.
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