We in no way are naive to think that just because Russia and the United States agree to reduce their arsenals, that everyone else will fall in line.

Valerie Plame

Valerie Plame

Profession: Writer
Nationality: American

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The fundamental problem is not that Trump has access to the nuclear launch codes, but that they exist at all.

Leaks are always bad news.

I know having a Jason Bourne all alone in a field firing at bad guys is much more dramatic, but it's not real.

There is no question that what we are seeing - the horrible advance of ISIS - goes back, if you will, to the original sin of the invasion of Iraq.

After I resigned, I could eventually speak for myself, but when it first happened, I was in complete shock, and it took a long time for me to overcome it.

I did a book event with a former colleague, Bob Bauer, and was so relieved that he said I got all the CIA stuff right.

My father was an air officer in the Second World War. My brother was a marine in Vietnam. When I was given this opportunity, I leapt at the chance because I thought it would be a hell of a lot more interesting than what my friends were doing.

The truth is, as long as nuclear weapons exist, we are not safe.

I don't care if you are for having Mexico pay for the border wall, or you want to repeal and replace Obamacare, or if you want women to have complete access to reproductive rights - I don't care. The fact is, if you don't get the nuclear issue right, none of the other ones matter.

In the CIA, they recruit you to be an officer, an ops officer, in part due to how well you cope with stress and how well you adapt to new situations.

For me, I thought I had the best job in the world.

It's some weird idea to think that you've always got to say everything is great and perfect.

I think feeling bitter or angry is really useless.

When we were subjected to a vicious character assassination campaign orchestrated by senior White House officials and championed by their allies in the right-wing echo chamber, Hillary reached out to us. Her counsel during that tumultuous period was as timely as it was wise.