It struck me recently amidst my online newspaper reading I'd seen short items by retired senior intelligence agency leaders: an Israeli from Mossad: , the soon to retire FBI Director (USA): and today the British SIS (MI6):

All are in the mainstream media, so I am sure a strong element of "spin" is present, sometimes such interviews can help outsiders understand.

The ex-Mossad Director's comments have led to many articles and I've used just one.