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Countdown to Crisis: The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran

Recorded on July 22, 2005

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 the Navy