A Life of Lies and Spies: Tales of a CIA Covert Ops by Alan B. Trabue

By Alan B. Trabue

Alan Trabue selected a strange, harmful method to make a residing. In a lifetime of Lies and Spies, Trabue exposes the usually perilous global of polygraphing overseas spies in help of CIA espionage courses. He recounts his amazing, true-life globe-trotting adventures, from his induction within the CIA in 1971 to directing the CIA's world-wide covert ops polygraph program.

A lifetime of Lies and Spies brings readers into the high-stakes global of covert operations and the hunt to discover deceit, that includes a high-speed automobile chase, blown clandestine conferences, surreptitious room searches, tear-gassing via rebel police, and confrontations with desktop gun-armed infantrymen. Liberally sprinkled with aspect anecdotes-such as debriefing an agent notwithstanding a torturous swarm of mosquitoes in a jungle shack-Trabue's tale highlights either the humor and the intrinsic threat of engaging in CIA covert activities.

Writing from a special viewpoint framed via his unusual durability and huge adventure, for which he was once provided the occupation Intelligence Medal, Trabue's memoir unveils the CIA's use of polygraph and interrogation to validate recruited spies' bona fides and knowledge got via their acts of espionage.

The principal Intelligence enterprise has no longer authorized, recommended or approved this ebook or using the CIA identify, seal or initials

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