FROM Jack Devine
A Spymaster's Story Jack Devine spent 32 years at the CIA, from the late 60s to the late 90s. He was a covert operative in Chile during the military coup that ousted President Salvador Allende in 1973. He was a Latin America specialist during Iran-Contra. And he helped lead Charlie Wilson’s War, the clandestine effort to assist the mujahideen in their effort to force the Soviets out of Afghanistan. Devine has a new memoir about his life in the CIA, titled Good Hunting : An American Spymaster's Story.
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