About Scott Modell

Scott Modell is a former member of the CIA.  He was the most accomplished Farsi speaker in the Directorate of Operations, responsible for handling CIA’s most senior Iranian source network. Scott has contributed to Farsi language radio programs on Radio Free Europe, and recently published “Pushback: Countering the Iran Action Network.”  He also participated in post 9-11 operations in Afghanistan, serving on the battlefields in the southern and southeastern regions of the country as a member of paramilitary counterterrorism teams composed of CIA officers and local Afghan forces.  Scott is currently a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies focusing on security issues related to Iran and the Middle East and a senior advisor to U.S. Special Operations Command on Counter Threat Finance operations.

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