Philip Mudd is an American political commentator and former member of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He joined the CIA in 1985 as an analyst specializing in South Asia and the Middle East.
In 1992 he joined the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center. From 1995 to 1998 he served on the National Intelligence Council as the Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia. In 2001, he began a policy assignment at the White House, detailed from the CIA to serve as the Director for Gulf Affairs on the White House National Security Council. He left after the September 11 attacks for a brief assignment as the CIA member of the diplomatic team that helped assemble together a new government for Afghanistan, and he returned to CIA in early 2002 to become second-in-charge of counterterrorism analysis in the National Counterterrorist Center (NCTC). In 2005, he was promoted to the position of Deputy Director of the NCTC in 2003 and served there until 2005. FBI Director Robert Mueller appointed Mudd to serve as the Branch's first-ever deputy director. Soon after he became the FBI's Senior Intelligence Adviser. Mudd resigned from government service in March 2010 and can be seen as a regular commentator on CNN. He has appeared on various other networks as well.
Mudd graduated cum laude from Villanova University with a B.A. in English Literature in 1983. The following year he earned an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Virginia.
- "CNN Profiles - Philip Mudd - Counterterrorism Analyst". CNN. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
- Harlow, Bill (2015). Rebuttal: The CIA Responds to the Senate Intelligence Committee's Study of Its Detention and Interrogation Program. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 9781591145882. Retrieved May 4, 2019. Search this book on
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