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The Role of Intelligence in American Foreign Policy

Mon, Jun 20, 2016, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

You are cordially invited to a discussion on the topic of

The Role of Intelligence in American Foreign Policy 

John Sano
Former Deputy Director, National Clandestine Service, CIA; Professor, The Institute of World Politics

Monday, June 20th
4:00 PM 

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036


John Sano 400x500John Sano spent 28 years in the Central Intelligence Agency and was appointed the National Clandestine Service’s (formerly the Directorate of Operations) Deputy Director in November 2005 by then DCI Porter Goss. Mr. Sano came to this position after having previously served as Chief of the East Asia Division in the Directorate of Operations from January through November 2005.

As Deputy Director, Mr. Sano chaired the NCS’ Senior Leadership Team and oversaw the day-to-day management of the country’s Clandestine Service. In addition, Mr. Sano was an active member of the CIA’s Executive Management Team and regularly briefed senior Administration as well as Congressional Committee members on matters of national security and worldwide covert operations. Through his extensive interaction with other senior Intelligence Community members to include the National Security Council and Congress, Mr. Sano played an integral role in the establishment and direction of the newly formed NCS.

A recipient of the Donovan Award (the NCS’ highest award), Mr. Sano has also been presented the Director’s Award, the Balkans Service Medallion, the Exceptional Intelligence Collector Award and the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal by Directors Robert Gates, George Tenet, Porter Goss, and Michael Hayden. Mr. Sano was also awarded the Diplomatic Order of Merit in 2002 by the President of the Republic of Korea.