Alumni Stories

Henry Crumpton

“Calling Mark” on Afghanistan

by Mary Conrad

A former CIA operative, US Ambassador Henry "Hank" Crumpton, '78 BA, designed the 2001-2002 US Afghanistan strategy. In interviews with 60 Minutes and Charlie Rose, he discusses what worked, what has gone wrong since, and what may lie ahead.

After 24 years in the CIA, Crumpton was appointed coordinator of counterterrorism at the US State Department. He retired in 2007, and formed Crumpton Group, LLC, which provides risk management services and "connects investors with opportunities around the world."

Hank serves on the UNM Alumni Association board, and enjoys returning not just to campus but to gatherings of rugby buddies from his college days.

Recent footage:

CBS: Published on May 13, 2012.

CBS: This story was originally published on Dec. 27, 2009. It was updated on July 27, 2010.

Charlie Rose: A look at the C.I.A. attack in Afghanistan with Henry Crumpton formerly of the C.I.A., January 4, 2010


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