Totally Eclipsed

In the late summer of 2017, Matthew Farwell and Douglas Laux set out from Dallas, Texas to Rigby, Idaho to witness the National Eclipse on 21 August 2017. Their travels were detailed by Farwell in an article for Playboy. http://www.playboy.com/articles/in-the-path-of-the-totality http://nationaleclipse.com/

Walking After Midnight

In the Fall of 2018, Douglas Laux interviewed author/veteran Matthew Farwell about his forthcoming biography of Bowe Bergdahl, entitled American Cipher. On June 30, 2009, Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl left his post in eastern Afghanistan, about 25 miles from the Pakistani border. He was quickly captured by local tribesmen, who sold him up the …

An Exceptionally Clear Sky

In the fall of 2018, Douglas Laux interviewed a former West Point & USG colleague who was present in Manhattan on 9/11, shortly after leaving the military. This represented his first post military job and this is his story of the day’s events — as well as his thoughts on West Point. (Laux begins the …

AMA III

Former CIA Operative Douglas Laux shot a three part video AMA series in the summer of 2017 to answer each of the private messages he has received on Reddit to date. Laux answered every question he had been asked over an 18-month period. This is part three — filmed with a DSLR camera at a …

AMA II

Former CIA Operative Douglas Laux shot a three part video AMA series in the summer of 2017 to answer each of the private messages he has received on Reddit to date. Laux answered every question he had been asked over an 18-month period. This is part two — filmed with a DSLR camera and 360Fly …

AMA I

Former CIA Operative Douglas Laux shot a three part video AMA series in the summer of 2017 to answer each of the private messages he has received on Reddit to date. Laux answered every question he had been asked over an 18-month period. This is part one — filmed with a DJI Mavic drone and …

Five Necessary Skills

New York Times bestselling author, Douglas Laux, sat down with students from Stanford University to discuss career opportunities at the Central Intelligence Agency. Laux was an Operations Officer in the Directorate of Operations and shared his opinions on the top five skills necessary for this career track. “As an Operations Officer for the CIA, you …