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 approach to make a residing. In a lifetime of Lies and Spies, Trabue exposes the usually perilous global of polygraphing overseas spies in aid of CIA espionage courses. He recounts his excellent, 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 vehicle chase, blown clandestine conferences, surreptitious room searches, tear-gassing through revolt police, and confrontations with desktop gun-armed squaddies. Liberally sprinkled with aspect anecdotes-such as debriefing an agent although a torturous swarm of mosquitoes in a jungle shack-Trabue's tale highlights either the humor and the intrinsic risk of engaging in CIA covert activities.

Writing from a special standpoint framed by way of his unusual durability and extensive adventure, for which he was once presented the occupation Intelligence Medal, Trabue's memoir unveils the CIA's use of polygraph and interrogation to validate recruited spies' bona fides and data bought via their acts of espionage.

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That’s Dad and me and Kenny, taken at the first Thanksgiving I had in LA. Moving out to LA meant that my family and I were going to be in close proximity to my oldest brother Kenny. My memories of Kenny are perhaps the most difficult part of writing this book. My recollection of him just doesn’t line up with those of family. What follows is my version of my relationship with him, and I’ve decided to get it out in the open for the first time. He was really the dominant male figure of my formative years, for reasons that started out good and eventually turned very bad.

Even though I didn’t have a name for this ritual, I knew it was wrong, because I would never throw away the garbage from my private feast in the kitchen wastebasket, or even our garbage can in the alley. I knew a savvy CIA operative like my mother would have nailed me. So I actually gathered the hollow Pringles can and the empty Jiffy boxes, put them in a bag, walked down the alley, lifted the metal lid of the Schumachers’ garbage can, and placed it in there. I owe the Schumachers an apology. If Mrs.

It all seemed so fantastic. Part of me really did have a bit of idol worship with him. And when I was a snotty little kid who annoyed the family by singing and dancing around in the house every night, he was the encouraging one. ” A comment like that, as simple as it sounds, can really fuel the optimism of a starstruck kid. Kenny’s behavior at other times, though, offered up contradictions. He had a terrible work ethic, for instance, which really burned itself into my brain as something very negative.

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