In this episode of the Stratfor Pen and Sword podcast, host Fred Burton speaks to career CIA protector, Thomas Pecora. Pecora has written a memoir of his more than two decades with the Agency, entitled, "The Guardian: Life in the Crosshairs of the CIA's War on Terror." Pecora developed a protective force within the CIA to protect The United State's spies, in other words, it was his job to ensure the safety of all CIA personnel in high threat environments. And after 9/11, Pecora says, all the old spy rules went out the window. In this wide-ranging conversation, Tom Pecora and Fred Burton discuss everything from living life in secret to preferred side arms to heavier weaponry, spy training and even secret service bars.