Philip Mudd

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Philip Mudd is the former deputy director of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center and the FBI’s National Security Branch. He is the author of Black Site: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World (Liveright), The Head Game: High-Efficiency Analytic Decision Making and the Art of Solving Complex Problems Quickly (Liveright) and Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda (University of Pennsylvania Press). His writing has appeared in Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and The Washington Post. Mudd appears regularly as a CNN commentator and has been a contributor at NBC, Fox News, and NPR.