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5.0 out of 5 stars THE most detailed CIA book ever written, 28 Jun 2004
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This review is from: Inside the Company CIA Diary (Mass Market Paperback)
Even though this book was written in the mid 70s it is still the best. Agee was a CIA case officer who ran operations on the ground throughout the 1960s in Latin America(Ecuador,Uruguay and Mexico).He became disillusioned with what he was doing and left the CIA in 1969.This book is an explicit exposure of his life in the Agency.The book reveals everything,including real names of CIA officers and many Latin American politicians,army officers,union leadersbusinessmen,academics,journalists etc! Amazing.Appendix 1 is a 27 page list of names and operations.Agee's training is also detailed as well as the different types of CIA operations(intelligence,counterintelligence,paramilitary ,political-action,media ops,student ops,etc) and much more. Obviously the technical aspects of intelligence operations are much more advanced now,but even after all these years this is the best book. RECOMMENDED.
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5.0 out of 5 stars CIA defector spills beans, 24 Jun 2009
Okay, it's a bit long & dry, but this is CIA defector Philip Agee spilling the beans on CIA dirty tricks & subversion in Ecuador & elsewhere, places he was stationed whilst working for the firm.

Agee goes into massive detail about what he did, with whom & where. Naming whole lists of people who worked with the CIA. Compare this to John Perkins so called non-fictional account of working as an 'economic hit man' where he basically names 2 people he worked with (both foreign president's who were assassinated, so those stories can't be corroborated) & gives you virtually zero detail of anything he did.

Agee tells of bomb & terrorist attacks blamed on leftists, infiltrating students groups & unions to subvert protests & even create them & much more. Giving great details on what other operatives & agents were up to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars an indepth account of agrees time in cia, 17 Aug 2013
This review is from: Inside the Company CIA Diary (Mass Market Paperback)
I quite liked this book read 5 years ago i found it the best of this time of book covering this period, just review it now as its lieing on my desk after finding it to lend to someone 2 years.
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