By Ralph W. McGehee
A new, up-to-date variation of this vintage account of the CIA's deeds and deceptions by way of considered one of its previously such a lot prized recruits.
"One of the exceptional books written by way of former CIA agents."-Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair
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Van Khien refused to speak, yet cautious checking, research, and police motion situated 10 participants of his internet. From that time we persisted to solve leads from Khien’s and Nha’s nets and different nets, arresting brokers in - and three-man increments. Intelligence construction from my place of work persevered at an ordinary of 25 reviews a month. My officials have been forbidden by means of the station from trying to recruit their police liaison opposite numbers, so I had now greater than fulfilled all of Shack-ley’s specifications for merchandising. Herman, ahead of he left for a greater task within the station, wrote a health document for me. It used to be hugely complimentary yet no longer sufficient so that you could result in the automated advertising as dictated through Shackley’s guidance. I accrued jointly the workplace logs and made an appointment with Herman. I went over my accomplishments seeing that taking on the activity as officer in control of unique police—the elevate in volume and caliber of stories, the Projectile web, the ARVN internet. “You comprehend my case officials are forbidden to try unilateral recruitments,” I stated, “but in Shackley’s closing different types for advertising i've got the simplest list within the station. i've got greater than fulfilled the entire necessities you've been harping on, and now I deserve and anticipate a advertising. ” “You recognize, Ralph,” Herman acknowledged, “there are a number of humans during this station more youthful than i'm who're better grades. yet I can’t enable this hassle me. I do exactly my task the easiest i will. i like to recommend that you simply do an identical. ” “Are you telling me that you simply and Shackley haven't any purpose of honoring your pledge? ” Herman was once disconcerted by way of my query. He shifted uncomfortably in his chair after which replied, “Ralph, did you actually think he intended that? if you happen to did, you're naive. ” We talked for an hour, yet he wouldn't rewrite the health file. Months later Herman’s deputy got here to my workplace. He stated that i used to be now not within the just-completed around of GS-13 promotions yet that i'd be promoted the next yr. Herman was once changed by way of a Shackley protégé from the ecu department I shall name Harry. He had now not fairly desired to come to Vietnam and fast proved to me that he was once an incompetent flake. In an issue of weeks he destroyed all that I had so rigorously outfitted. He assigned key positions to officials from the eu department who were drafted for a journey in Vietnam. those new ecu case officials have been green and never overly inspired. The previous Vietnam palms, transferred to much less appealing junior assignments, grew to become sour and uncooperative. the implications have been predictable and speedy. For the final 3 months of my travel we didn't produce one intelligence record. Harry blamed me for the autumn in construction, however the pattern persisted for a minimum of one other 12 months after I left. Harry, in line with his unquestioning loyalty to Shackley, finally attained supergrade rank and project to an immense out of the country put up. while it used to be time for me to head domestic, the pinnacle of the distinct police provided me a medal and on the rite draped throughout my shoulders the Viet Cong flag that had flown over Saigon’s vital industry on the peak of the Tet offensive.