May 23, 2019 | 16:29 GMT

Surprise, Kill, Vanish With Fred Burton and Annie Jacobsen

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Investigative journalist and author Annie Jacobsen methodically researched and interviewed dozens of CIA insiders to describe the work of the CIA's paramilitary arm. That work is the subject of Jacobsen's latest, Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins. In this episode of Stratfor Talks' Pen and Sword podcast, host Fred Burton speaks with Jacobsen about her inspiration, how she conducted her research and what she learned about the element of U.S. foreign policy played out in secret.

Annie Jacobsen's latest book is published by Little, Brown and Company

Annie Jacobsen details the secret world of top-secret CIA operatives and the jobs they do. Jacobsen describes them as a third arm of U.S. foreign policy.

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