America’s foreign intelligence service, the Central Intelligence Agency, is central to influencing national security decisions.
But how exactly are CIA members recruited?
In his book "Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror," former CIA and National Security Agency director Michael Hayden explains just what the ideal candidate is like.
Business Insider put together a video (below) of some of the attributes Hayden mentions in his book:
According to Hayden, mastering a foreign language and being comfortable in a foreign country are both very important.
In addition, Hayden values life experience and success in “whatever it is you’re doing.”
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