Post-traumatic stress disorder also occurs in the intelligence community

Foreign intelligence officers, the nation’s secret agents , often witness violence. Sometimes they face the threat or reality of violence themselves. They’re also sworn to secrecy, even with their families. And they must remain neutral when discussing morally changing topics with politicians and their minions. It all adds up to the potential for mental health problems. To take a look at this issue that the intelligence community needs to do more to mitigate , Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with Heather Williams, a former intelligence official with several agencies and now a senior policy researcher at the Rand Corporation.