Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
Using his exclusive access to previously classified documents,
Iranian defectors and officials, and high-level sources in the U.S.
government and intelligence community, Timmerman unveils previously
unreported threats and our intelligence community's failure to deal
with these dangers. To get the complete story on Iran's radical
Islamic regime, he crisscrosses the globe, taking the reader into
secret terrorist gatherings in Tehran, into tense meetings in the
White House, to debriefings at an obscure CIA outpost in
Azerbaijan, to diplomatic face-offs in the Kremlin, and to many
other spots along the way. His extensive investigative reporting
allows him to lay bare the true nature of the Iranian threat. For
Americans interested in the truth about Iran, Countdown to
Crisis is a critical must-read.
With so many amateur intelligence experts clouding the public
dialogue, it is a pleasure to read the work of an author of real
professionalism. Timmerman adds texture and clarity to the gross
failures of our intelligence establishment and new visibility to
the role of Iran in the Islamist war against America.
- John F. Lehman, 9/11 Commission member and former Secretary of
More About the Speakers
Kenneth R. Timmerman
Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs