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Legendary CIA agent to speak at King University

BRISTOL, Tenn. -      An effort to resolve the Iranian nuclear program will begin at King University Monday afternoon.

     Chet Nagle, a former agent of the Central Intelligence Agency, will speak Monday at the college on how to resolve the political stalemate around Iranian's nuclear program.

    Nagel is regularly referred as "a legend" by CIA insiders after he was a carrier pilot who flew on the blockade against soviet ships during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

     Nagle has also authored two books. His first novel, "The Woolsorter's Plague," describes a fictional attack on Washington by Iranian terrorists using biological weapons.  His second book, "The Iran Covenant," is a fact-based novel about Iran's nuclear weapons program.

     Nagel's first lecture will be today discussing the topic: "Would Iran Use a Nuclear Weapon?"

     The lecture will take place Monday in Kline Hall room 122 from 1:40 p.m. to 2:40 p.m., and again from 4-5 p.m.

     On tuesday, March 26, nagel's lecture will discuss "Can Iran's Nuclear Program Be Stopped Without War?", and will take place in Kline Hall room 121 from 1:10 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. and again from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

      The series is hosted by the King Security and Intelligence Studies Group (KSI), in association with the Security and Intelligence Studies (SIS) program.  It is funded through a generous grant from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), an independent, nonpartisan federal institution created and funded by Congress to strengthen America's capacity to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflict.    

     For more information on the lecture series or King's Security and Intelligence Studies program, contact Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis at 423-652-6014 or

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