Mike Pompeo, who served as director of the CIA and US Secretary of State under Donald Trump, was the only member of Trump’s core team who didn’t hear those words or quit of his own accord. Over four years of delicate negotiations with volatile leaders in North Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Russia, Pompeo worked hard to keep America safe. Our latest release on his autobiography, Never Give an Inch, covers many of the lessons Pompeo learned.
In military jargon, “pipehitters” are people who are willing to go to extremes to get things done. As a diehard pipehitter, Pompeo doesn’t consider himself easy to work with—but that’s mostly because he has high standards and demands accountability.