United States Of Common Sense

A Spy's Terrorist Primer

A spy's perspective II

Charles Faddis
Charles Faddis
Former CIA operations officer, Charles Faddis, served for twenty years in the Near East, South Asia and Europe. In May 2008, he retired as head of the CIA's WMD terrorism unit. Charles now hosts The United States of Common Sense. | Photo: Aaron Stipkovich | Charles Faddis, Cia, Uscs, United States Of Common Sense, Spy,

Charles Faddis answering your terrorism overview questions

Charles candidly answers your questions submitted through Twitter and email.

The second in a three-part series being released February/March 2013, co-hosted by Aaron Stipkovich.


Charles S. Faddis, President of Orion Strategic Services, LLC is a former CIA operations officer with twenty years of experience in the conduct of intelligence operations in the Middle East, South Asia and Europe. He has worked against the most dangerous terrorist organizations on the planet and has extensive firsthand experience with their methodology and tactics. His last assignment prior to retirement in May of 2008 was as head of the CIA's terrorist Weapons of Mass Destruction unit. He took the first CIA team into Iraq in the Summer of 2002 in advance of the invasion of that country and has worked extensively in the field with law enforcement, local security forces and special operations teams. Since retirement, he has written extensively and provided training to a wide variety of government and private entities.

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