When a briefing makes news
Have you wondered about the “president’s daily briefing?” It’s a term used repeatedly in media reports about the Benghazi incident. Mark your calendars now for Council programs with two people who can authoritatively discuss the assorted facets of the president’s daily briefing.
On Wednesday, October 5, in Fort Worth, our speaker is former CIA Director Michael V. Hayden (2006-09), the retired U.S. Air Force general who also served as National Security Agency director (1999-2005). Now a security and terror analyst for the Chertoff Group, Gen. Hayden is author of Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror. Tickets for this event will be available soon - keep checking our calendar or sign up for email alerts.
And, on Thursday, October 20, we’re presenting the man who wrote the book on the presidential briefing -- literally. Tickets are available now to get an insider’s view of the presidential briefing from former CIA Intelligence Briefing Officer David Priess who will headline programs in McKinney and Dallas. Priess is the author of The President’s Book of Secrets, an examination of the daily briefing and how it has been used by American chief executives.
GOT THE STOMACH FOR TRIVIA?
Some of the watercooler conversation around the Council office this week has had staffers puzzling not over the Brits and the EU or the Texas Rangers and their pitching, but over the answer to this trivia question: What mammal has no stomach?
Yes, it actually is a work topic. Questions are being prepared for our annual challenging global trivia extravaganza for members and guests. This year, in honor of the Olympics, the theme is WorldQuest: The Road to Rio. Join us, authentic samba dancers and veteran emcee Jeff Whittington of KERA-FM on Thursday, July 21, at the Rosewood Crescent. There’ll be prizes!
Bring your smartphone because we’re scoring by phone this year – it’ll be fun and fast. And if you don’t already know – and who doesn’t? – you may learn “What mammal has no stomach?”