Ep 3: Poland is Not Yet Lost

Ep 3: Poland is Not Yet Lost

Whirlwind - September 30, 2020 - 55:27

The story of the CIA’s secret support for the Solidarity movement in Poland. Host Tim Weiner is joined by Polish political activist Jacek Bendykowski, former Director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and author Seth Jones.

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