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Bruce Riedel is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Brookings Intelligence Project, part of the Brookings Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. Riedel also serves as a Senior Fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy. He retired in 2006 after 30 years of service at the Central Intelligence Agency. He also served on the National Security Council and as a Senior Advisor on South Asia and the Middle East to four presidents of the United States.