James Risen Biography
James Risen is an American journalist for The Intercept. He previously worked for The New York Times before that for the Los Angeles Times. Also, he has written or co-written many articles concerning U.S. government activities. However, he is the author or co-author of two books about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). a book about the American public debate about abortion. Risen is a Pulitzer Prize winner. He is currently an investigative reporter for The Intercept.
James Risen Age
He was born April 27, 1955. As of 2019, he is 64 years old.
James Risen Career
He joined The New York Times as a correspondent in the Washington bureau, covering national security. The intelligence, in May 1998.
Previously, he served as a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times from 1984 to 1998. He covered national security and intelligence from 1995 to 1998; he was a chief economic correspondent in their Washington bureau from 1990 to 1995, and he was their Detroit bureau chief from 1984 to 1990.
From 1981 to 1984, he worked as a reporter for The Detroit Free Press covering the auto industry and labor.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on April 27, 1955, Mr. Risen received a B.A. degree in history from Brown University in 1977. An M.S. degree in journalism from Northwestern University in 1978.
James Risen State of war
An American journalist for The New York Times James Risen. The book was released on January 3, 2006.
Risen writes in the State of War that, “Several of the Iranian CIA agents who were arrested and jailed. While the fate of some of the others is still unknown”, after a CIA official in 2004 sent an Iranian agent an encrypted electronic message. Mistakenly including data that could potentially identify “virtually every spy the CIA had inside Iran”.
The Iranian was a doubled agent and handed over the information to Iranian intelligence. This also was denied by an intelligence official. Risen also alleged that the Bush Administration was responsible for the transformation of Afghanistan into a “narco-state”.That provides a purported 80% of the world’s heroin supply.
Risen was subpoenaed twice to disclose his sources for the book, first by the George W. Bush administration and then by the Barack Obama administration. Risen declined to do so both times, but in January 2011, it was claimed that former CIA agent Jeffrey Alexander Sterling had illegally leaked classified information to Risen about the agency’s involvement in Iran’s nuclear program. Sterling was convicted and served two years in prison; he maintains his innocence.
James Risen Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
James Risen has established himself as the finest national security reporter of this generation. A field crowded with first rank talent.” —Newsweek
“An important and powerful book that should be read by anyone who believes it is time to take stock after thirteen years. And re-evaluate the nature of the threat the country faces and its response to the atrocity of 9/11.” —New York Times Book Review
Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In Pay, Any Price, Pulitzer Prize winner James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden costs of that war.
Billions of dollars that went missing from Iraq only to turn up in a bunker in Lebanon. Whistleblowers abused, including a staffer on the House Intelligence Committee persecuted by the F.B.I. for expressing her concerns about the NSA spying on U.S. citizens. And an entire professional organization, the American Psychological Association, forced to investigate its own involvement with the government’s use of torture. In the name of fighting terrorism, our government has perpetrated acts that rival the shameful historic wartime abuses of generations past. It has worked very hard to cover them up. James Risen brings them into the light.
“[Pay Any Price is] a wide-ranging look at consequences of the so-called war on terror and includes stories of shocking thievery during the U.S. occupation of Iraq.” —U.S. News & World Report
“A no-holds-barred tarring and feathering of the past thirteen years of the U.S. national security system. At times frightening, Risen’s book is a strong reminder of the importance of a free press keeping a powerful government in check.” —Daily Beast
James Risen Twitter
James Risen of @theintercept says that the arrest of whistleblower Daniel Hale is "yet another escalation of the war on the press. … Donald Trump has taken the war on the press that George Bush and Barack Obama started and has now escalated it beyond anything we've ever seen." pic.twitter.com/TSgnagOU9X
— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) May 10, 2019