Robert Baer

Robert Baer is a former CIA operative and the author of "The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower" (2008) and "See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism" (2003).

Robert Baer appears in the following:

Gina Haspel Used To Work For Me. She's A Great Choice For CIA Director

Monday, March 19, 2018

Former CIA case officer Robert Baer supervised Gina Haspel and says she is the right person to talk President Trump out of potential foreign policy disasters.


Torture Report: Past Mistakes & Future Prosecutions?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The CIA went out of is way to lie to the White House and Congress about the intelligence derived from torture, and the level of violence inflicted on detainees, among other things.

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The Spy Who Loved Me: A True Life Story

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

When we think of spies in love, we might imagine the wacky but passionate Boris and Natasha. Alternatively, we might think of Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, depicting Valerie Plame and Joseph Wilson in the movie “Fair Game.” But what’s life really like for an undercover couple? Robert Baer and Dayna Baer know. They are two dedicated CIA agents, who had more or less given up on their personal lives, but fell in love on a mission to Sarajevo.

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A Secret Affair

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

What happens when two spies fall in love? It sounds like the beginning of a riddle, but for Robert Baer and Dayna Baer, it was simply their life. Stationed in Croatia in the early 1990s, Robert was a seasoned agent biding his time and Dayna was an up and comer hoping to learn from a veteran and then get out. In The Company We Keep: A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story, the Baers recount their unlikely affair and what happened once they tried to leave The Company.

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Former CIA Officer on Wikileaks

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Robert Baer, a former CIA officer and intelligence columnist for, talks about the new batch of Wikileaks documents and some of their implications.

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State of the CIA

Monday, January 11, 2010

Recent news stories have shed light on the work of the CIA, including the agency's role in intelligence gathering on the Christmas Day bomb plot. Robert Baer, former CIA officer and intelligence columnist for, explains what these stories tell us about how the agency operates now.

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State of the CIA

Monday, January 11, 2010

A double-agent bomber was able to kill seven CIA operatives in a single attack. Former CIA officer Robert Baer explains what this means for the CIA, and what these deaths can tell us about how the agency currently operates. Plus: what the latest job numbers mean and how they are ...

Following Up: Talking Torture

Friday, May 15, 2009

Yesterday on the Brian Lehrer Show, former senator Bob Graham denied that he was briefed by the CIA on the use of extreme interrogation methods when he served on the Senate Intelligence Committee. And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she was briefed, but was told the US wasn't using waterboarding. ...

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A bin Laden briefing for Obama

Friday, November 14, 2008

"Whether we're convinced if he's dead or not, [Obama] can never give up the hunt for bin Laden. He can not afford it politically, even though in his heart he knows it's a waste of peo...


Iran: Superpower?

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

What to do about Iran has been a hot topic in American foreign policy debate for a long time. Former CIA operative Robert Baer says that Iran is already well on its way to becoming a superpower. His new book is The Devil We Know.

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National Intelligence Estimate: Iran

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Robert Baer, intelligence columnist for, former CIA field officer and author, and Shane Harris, the intelligence correspondent for National Journal, talk about the information on Iran's nuclear capacity found in the NIE report.

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