Former Wichita Congressman Mike Pompeo is poised  to be the next U.S. secretary of state.

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo made his first trip back to Wichita this week since taking over the spy agency in January. At the Rotary Club of Wichita’s meeting on Monday, he talked about his job and the threats facing the United States 

Pompeo told an audience of more than 300 people about the daily briefings he gives President Trump, and shared details about what goes into collecting foreign intelligence.

Pompeo said that ten months into the job, he’s proud of the espionage work being done around the world.

A former CIA and Army intelligence officer and adviser to President Reagan and President George H. W. Bush will speak on the WSU campus this evening.

Ray McGovern served in the CIA in the 1960s where his focus was analysis of Soviet policy toward Vietnam.

Now he questions the rationales put forward to support the Iraq war, as well as the identification of Iran as a nuclear power threat.

He also heads the organization “Speaking Truth to Power” in Washington.

The WSU Peace and War Group sponsor the lecture, and it is free and open to the public.