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Robert Richer

Former Associate Deputy Director of Operations at the Central Intelligence Agency

Robert Richer was the former associate deputy director of operations at the Central Intelligence Agency. Prior to 2004, Richer was the Chief of the Near East and South Asia Division, responsible for Clandestine Service Operations throughout the Middle East and South Asia.

Mr. Richer currently consults on Middle East and national security issues and is a senior partner with International Advisory Partners, and is a frequent contributor to The Cipher Brief.