Thomas A. Twetten
| Thomas A. Twetten |
|Alma mater||Iowa State University, Columbia University|
|Member of||Le Cercle|
Interested in foreign countries and psychology, Twetten graduated from Iowa State University, and then obtained a masters degree in international affairs from Columbia University.
In 1988, he was head of the Near East Division of the CIA's Directorate of Operations. He had a significant impact on the events in Afghanistan immediately before the Soviet Union's withdrawal. He later described Bill Clinton as "personally afraid of any connection with the CIA". 
He attended Le Cercle.
- Vernon Loeb, Washington Post, 4 February 2000, p. A29: "Ex-Spy's Mission at CIA: Burying the Bureaucracy as Agency Administrator, Deputy Means Business
- Steve Coll (2004), Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 (Penguin Press) ISBN 1-59420-007-6