John Nixon was a senior leadership analyst with the CIA from 1998 to 2011. He did several tours in Iraq and was recognized by a number of federal agencies for his contribution to the war effort. During his time with the CIA, Nixon regularly wrote for, and briefed, the most senior levels of the US government. He also taught leadership analysis to the new generation of analysts coming into the CIA at the Sherman Kent School, the Agency's in-house analytic training center. Since leaving the Agency in 2011, Nixon has worked as an international risk consultant in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia. This is his first book.
"Excellent" -- John Simpson * New Statesman * "Refreshingly candid... [Mr. Nixon] reveals gobsmacking facts about that deposed Iraqi leader that raise new questions about why the United States bothered to invade Iraq to oust him from power" * The New York Times * "A damning indictment of the perversion of a major intelligence service by little minds inside and above it" -- Michael Burleigh * The Times * "Gripping...Nixon's book, Debriefing the President, gives more ammunition to the skeptics; indeed, some of its contents can only be described as sensational" * The New Yorker * "The gripping behind-the-scenes story of Saddam Hussein's downfall" * Soldier *