While we're talking about intelligence gathering and the CIA, let's look at one of the intelligence community's biggest challenges: Iran.
The New York Times reported over the weekend that Iran and the United States agreed to direct talks over Iran's nuclear program after the election. There's hope the a diplomatic resolution could avoid a conflict in the region and even convince Iran to halt development of a nuclear weapon.
There's a lot of confusion about Iran's nuclear program: how far along has it come toward actually producing a weapon?
Dr. Jim Walsh studies international security at MIT, he specializes in nuclear weapons. He joins the show to give us a picture of what Iran's nuclear program looks like.