Gen. Michael V. Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and the CIA, said he was not surprised when four young protesters interrupted his remarks Tuesday afternoon at Duquesne University. He has had to make some difficult and controversial decisions in the war on terror.
“‘Playing to the Edge,’ I get it,” he said, invoking the title of the book he has written about his years directing America’s intelligence agencies. “That’s why I wrote the book, to try to explain that this is not as simple as you think.”
Gen. Hayden, 71, a North Side native and graduate of Duquesne, returned to his alma mater to promote his book and take part in a forum with Washington Post national security reporter Joby Warrick. More than 450 people attended the event, hosted by Duquesne president-elect Ken Gormley in the Power Center Ballroom on campus.
In his book, he said, he unapologetically addresses issues