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February 2, 2012
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Approved for Release: 2016/09/21 C05929286 From: Sent: To: Subject: Thursday, February 02, 2012 9:28 AM FW: Your book Can Didi and I do lunch with David Sanger at 1Gilbert's on Friday? (b)(3) (b)(3) (b)(3) From: Cynthia L Rapp (b)(6) Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2012 9:23 AM (b)(3) To: (b)(3) Subject: Re: Your book 'Good. Am on the way to HPSCI but copying my deput and to set it up. Cheers, Didi From: David Sanger [mailto Sent: Thursday, February 02, Luiz. UJ:ZU ii To: Cynthia L Rapp (b)(6) Subject: Re: Your book Didi, How does Friday look? cheers, David On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 12:49 PM, David Sanger < Didi, > wrote: (b)(6) Thanks for your quick response. Tomorrow is jammed for me as well -- I've got Geithner at lunch time and some White House interviews in the afternoon. But Friday would work. Just let me know what's good for you. I'm a little surprised that you are getting resistance, because it was the Director himself who volunteered he wanted to talk. Some of what I want to discuss with him has to do with his previous life, not his CIA life: I have some chapters on the big decisions made along the way on Afghanistan, and what I'm hoping to talk with him about are the broader lessons that emerge from a decade of war there. And a big portion of the book talks about reorienting the totality of the national security infrastructure for an era of austerity, one in which we're not going to be able to afford the kind of operations, and certainly COIN and nation-building exercises, that seemed possible a decade ago. The political mood on these has shifted, and as a student of Vietnam (think of his West Point thesis) I'm eager to get his thoughts. Background fine. If you are getting blowback, it's probably because of the Iran sections of the book, and on that we should talk at lunch. In any case, as you say, time is getting quite short. Looking forward to meeting you. All the best, David Approved for Release: 2016/09/21 C05929286 Approved for Release: 2016/09/21 C05929286 On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 12:33 PM, wrote: (b)(3) David � sorry I missed your call. Off the record, I am detecting some reservations about working on the book and wondered whether we might meet�for lunch�to discuss exactly what you are interested in discussing with the Director. Tomorrow is HPSCI day, but Friday or Monday would work. I know you have a deadline looming, so I want to be responsive. Please let me know � Didi Cynthia L. Rapp Director of Public Affairs Central Intelligence Agency (b)(3) 2 Approved for Release: 2016/09/21 C05929286