IamA former CIA Case Officer who recently revealed my career to my family and now the world. AMA!
I was a Central Intelligence Agency Case Officer who served in the Directorate of Operations (DO) with multiple tours in Afghanistan and throughout the Middle East. I was in Afghanistan throughout President Obama's 2010 Afghan Surge, during which time I worked on eliminating the most deadly improvised explosive device (IED) network in the world; as well as the removal of numerous al-Qaeda and Taliban High Value Targets from the battlefield.
I was in Kandahar, Afghanistan during Operation Neptune Spear which resulted in the death of UBL in Abbottabad, Pakistan. My final assignment was with a top secret task force operating amidst the Syrian Civil War.
I just wrote a book about all these experiences (and much more), it's titled Left of Boom: How a Young CIA Case Officer Penetrated the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
I will answer all of your questions to the best that I can — if I can. If I can’t, I will do my best to explain why.
1750 EST: AND I WILL NOT STOP UNTIL I SURPASS THIS COMPUTER DUDE KEVIN RILEY WHO IS STANDING ON MY HEAD RIGHT NOW. (Here for the long haul guys. Big bag of cat food for the bubbins. Let's do this.)
1839 EST: DUDES, YOU HAVE ALLOWED THE GUY ABOVE ME TO MAKE THE HOME PAGE OF THE INTERNET. HOW. IS. THIS. POSSIBLE. (Bubby is gnawing on my slipper about this to contemplate.)
1923 EST: CAN SOMEONE TEACH ME HOW TO SABOTAGE KEVIN RILEY WITH ANNOYING QUESTIONS AND THEN BLAME HIM FOR NOT ANSWERING THEM FAST ENOUGH SO HE GETS DOWNVOTES?
1931 EST: COULD IT BE I ACTUALLY HAVE 200 FBI AGENTS MONITORING THIS FEED RIGHT NOW UNDER PSEUDONYM? (Bubby is flattered.)
1958 EST: HEADING FOR THE TITO'S. STILL BEING BEAT BY A PROGRAMMER BY A LANDSLIDE. SHIT IS ABOUT TO GET WEIRD.
2030 EST: TAKING A RUN TO STAY SHARP. IN THE MEANTIME, SHOW SOME LOVE TO GET ME AHEAD OF THIS KEVIN RILEY GUY FOR GODSAKES...
0153 EST: OK GUYS BUBBY NEED HIM NAPPY TIME OR I GET YELLED AT. LET ME PUT MY HEAD DOWN UNTIL 0500 AND THEN I AM BACK UP HERE SLUGGIN AWAY WITH COFFEE AND CAT TOYS. BRB.
2107 EST: THIS JUST IN. CURRENTLY SANDWICHED BETWEEN TWO VIDEO GAME DEVELOPERS IN THE IAMA. TALK ABOUT A CIA CONSPIRACY.
2207 EST: MOAR!!!
2314 EST: Keep em coming guys. Thanks for the interest. Very humbling!
2231 EST: Say when.
ZERO DARK 34: Still here guys. I told you I wouldn't give up on you. I am here as long as you need me.
0132 EST: 11 hours in folks. Thinking about a nap on the couch and then right back to it. Let's go ten more mins. If I hit homepage, I wont sleep. If I hover 27 me go night night a bit.
0800 EST: http://imgur.com/ulzYk11 ROUND TWO. DINGGGGGG. DINGGGGGG. (puts in mouth piece)
1011 EST: The time two Agency Case Officers had it out over Reddit. I'm spent guys. That was the curtain call. Thank you. Stay safe.