Garrett Graff on ‘The Threat Matrix’ and the killing of bin Laden

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor

With the killing of Osama bin Laden, I was excited to have the chance to talk with Garrett M. Graff, author of “The Threat Matrix: The FBI At war In The Age of Global Terror.” At the age of 14, Graff set up a website for Vermont Governor Howard Dean, and ended up working for his presidential campaign. He also helped launch FishbowlDC, and became the first blogger to be accredited to cover a White House press briefing. Today, at age 29, he is editor of The Washingtonian magazine. During our conversation, we discussed the history of the war on terrorism, including Operation Goldenrod (the first time we captured a terrorist overseas and brought him back to America). We also talked about John P. O’Neil — the FBI’s bin Laden expert who was killed at the World Trade Center on 9-11 — and, of course, the significance of the killing of Osama bin Laden.  Listen to our full discussion here. Or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.