by James Rickards
Only one person has ever been Director of both the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency. That person is retired Four-Star General Michael Hayden.
On June 1, 2015, I had the chance to talk to Mike Hayden on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
We were both there as part of a conclave to discuss the status of Iran-U.S. negotiations on uranium enrichment and Iran’s nuclear weapons program. We had a chance to talk one-on-one about my specialty, which is financial warfare, and the potential impact on investors. Needless to say, General Hayden’s insights were fascinating.
General Hayden’s career as a military and intelligence officer spans four decades beginning with his commission as an Air Force officer in 1969.