Over the course of a career that saw him receive the Career Intelligence Medal, Intelligence Star (the CIA's second highest honor for valor), Meritorious Unit Citation, and numerous Exceptional Performance Awards, Thomas Pecora distinguished himself as a Protective Operations Cadre (POC) member and as a CIA Security Officer. He has been involved in some of the most well-known conflicts of our time, including Black Hawk Down and the hunt for Osama Bin Laden. Now, Tom is prepared to shed light on the world of clandestine protective operations and the selfless, heroic warriors dedicated to keeping the United States safe at all costs. With over thirty years of experience working in security, Tom is also ready to identify the biggest threats facing America today. He joins me to discuss his new book Guardian: Life in the Crosshairs of the CIA's War on Terror. Also today, Mount Holyoke College announced that the newly-selected campus police chief Daniel Hect was placed on administrative leave after a backlash when students discovered he had … well, I‘ll tell you on the show. Students at Georgetown University, many of whom are already either struggling to pay tuition or are taking out massive student loans to pay, just voted to increase their tuition to create a fund to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves sold by the school in 1838.