Viewing conflicts through the eye of Counterinsurgency COIN – Since 2007
Special Agent Randy Leben retired last September after 25 years with the FBI. He was a counter-intelligence officer for most of his career; then, after 9/11, he began working in counter-terrorism. After taking up fly-fishing in the early 1990’s, he began to see intriguing parallels between his new favorite sport and what he did for a living. . . . You and I met in March, 2001 when we were both fly-fishing in New Zealand. How long had you been with the FBI up to that point, and what duties did you perform for the bureau? I had been with the bureau for 22 going on 23, years, and my entire career assignment had been in foreign counter-intelligence.