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Retired CIA officer speaks to students at King University

By Megan Brantley, mbrantley@wcyb.com
Published On: Feb 18 2013 04:57:40 PM CST
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BRISTOL, Tenn. -

It's not every day a retired CIA member visits your classroom, but that's exactly what happened for students at King University today.

The school is hosting a two-month lecture series on how to resolve a political stalemate concerning the Iranian nuclear program.

Charles Faddis retired as the CIA chief of the Weapons of Mass Destruction unit. He says time is pressing and terrorists' weapons are not going away. "The technology is spreading; there are a lot of people who aren't friends of ours, so it's something we've got to watch and deal with,” said Faddis.

A grant from the United Institute of Peace funded the program.

Faddis will be giving part two of his lecture tomorrow; he will discuss the possibility of war with Iran.