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Former CIA guy talks about what makes terrorists tick

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Jerrold Post spent 21 years at the CIA, creating psychological profiles of people the U.S. government considered potential threats. Host Tom Fudge speaks with him about the value of these profiles and what drives some people to get involved in violent political movements.

Guest:

  • Jerrold Post. PHD. Professor of psychiatry, political psychology and international affairs at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Dr. Post worked for 21 years with the CIA, developing psychological profiles of America's international adversaries.

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