Deadly Deceits has 47 ratings and 7 reviews. Cory said: No surprises that the CIA did what it did. McGehee did a good job in making lots of his activitie. In his book, Deadly Deceits: My 25 Years in the CIA, McGehee recommends that the CIA be abolished, and a. Deadly Deceits. My 25 years in the CIA. by Ralph McGehee. Ocean Press, (originally published ). Introduction, Gung Ho!, Japan and the Philippines.

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Another CIA agent, however, who McGehee thought an “incompetent flake” later gained advancement because of his loyalty to the station chief.

Ralph McGehee

Alexander Cockburn April”Tinker with desdly, tailor the facts. To stress his experience of CIA’s disregard for the truth of an event, McGehee refers to Orwell ‘s duplicitous ‘Ministry of Truth’ from the novel CIA intelligence can be altered or pitched so that political purposes frequently trump the accurate transmission of information. Colby stressed the importance of using the right word.

Back in Saigon, he followed Special Police reports apparently deceit “a North Vietnamese spy net that had penetrated the highest levels of the Thieu government of South Vietnam. Cindi Davis rated it liked it Sep 29, On a 3-week hike to visit remote villages in the Northeast highlands, McGehee lost 20 pounds.


Deadly Deceits: My 25 Years in the CIA by Ralph W. McGehee

He shows how he gradually changed his ralh of the Agency. Seeking release, he considered changing jobs, but realized his career experience was a CIA secret. Clair praised it as “one of the outstanding books written by former CIA agents”. Selected pages Table of Contents. Following a 3-months training course, he’d be a CIA case officer.

For the four seasons tothey never lost a game, and won three national championships. While his country was being pulled deeper and deeper into the Vietnam quagmire, McGehee awoke to a chilling reality: Henry Holtpp.

While on temporary assignment at an obscure records office, he wrote a memorandum to Colby detailing the CIA’s intelligence flaws in Vietman. Light ralh the End of the Tunnel.

Deadly Deceits by Ralph McGehee

Agency case officers were forbidden to “maintain direct contact with the general population”. Government agents, however, could not confirm the data so sourced, nor ask follow-up questions. It turned out to record a similar spy ring from the Diem era, with many matches to current espionage activity and agents. From his own experience in Thailand, however, McGehee was already convinced that “intelligence reports By its Northeast border Thailand is hill country.

McGehee met with Colonel Chat Chai, head of police intelligence.


Wells [] presented the medal to him. McGehee on his “gung ho” outlook when young, The history of China’s most devastating catastrophe New Mcgehew Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. John Mcjohnnyman rated it liked it Jul 02, The province governor helped recruit a select group of twenty-five agents with which to start.

Yet he realized that with the CIA nothing had changed—except his own views. Richard Helms tells a story of Communist disinformation. The new offices for China activities were eeceits the third floor.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Career Intelligence Medal is awarded by the Central Intelligence Agency for a cumulative record of service which reflects exceptional achievements that substantially contributed to the mission of the Agency.

In a very much larger, congested Saigon, the Vietnamese shared their dfceits also with Chinese merchants and Indian Sikhs. Secker and Warburg It is as true today as it was then. Somboon quotenai amphur