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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Deadly Deceits: My 25 Years in the CIA

Eventually, in-person interviews of the local villager and farmer called taking a “census” was appraised to provide better information and dceits. Its personnel knew little about Communist organization and had no intelligence training. Arranged along a narrative autobiographical framework, this memoir elucidates the thesis that the CIA, created as an objective information-gathering office in service to the president, has long been at odds with its ostensible purpose.

Three other long inserts are of a somewhat different nature: Cline then was the Taipei COS. He was flown to Georgetown Hospital in Washington. Back in Thailand McGehee’s first assignment was ssisting in liaison work with “a small Thai counterinsurgency force” that the CIA itself had created.


Inhe also filed a Freedom of Information request, claiming that he had been harassed sincesuspected to be because of his criticisms. McGehee considered it “duping Congress”.

Ralph McGehee

Also part of the team were four translators and a PAT rakph force for protection against communist guerrillas. He volunteered to serve CIA in Vietnam, something nobody with an eye on their career was doing in At first McGehee was pleased to be part of the team doing the preparation work.

In support of a military dictatorship the CIA “never reported derogatory information”. McGehee makes the case that CIA’s review was mcgeher to harass, and to delay or stonewall publication, not protect secrets. He lived with his wife and daughters in a beautiful home in Hayama. Deadly Deceits has some peculiarities.

It turned out to record a similar spy ring from the Diem era, with ,cgehee matches to current espionage activity and agents. Chat Chai and Lt. Helmspp.

Having survived this shake out, he began a month-long orientation, which featured cold war rhetoric and films. He wrote a memorandum to put the Thailand Survey program back in play.

Deadly Deceits by Ralph McGehee

Medals of the CIA. The Communists in Thailand, he explained, were far more numerous than assumed. This included awareness that the atrocities alleged in the best seller, “Deliver Us From Evil”,were fabricated for the beginning of a psywar campaign later revealed by the Church Committee in Henceforth, the northern People’s Army of Vietnam was the foremost communist fighting force in the south.


McGehee writes about world-wide CIA activities, pp. In response, Colby appeared puzzled. As expected, he found its intelligence and field operations seriously flawed. Shipment fabrication and Marines at pp. Apart from this, he charted his own course. Somboon quotenai amphur Druze Moose Krause Fred Miller.

McGehee arrived at headquarters still mystified by the surprising and unexplained decision, which must have been made by Colbyto terminate the Survey program. Mary rated it it was ok Jul 19, The Quemoy-Matsu Crisis was still fresh.

After leaving the Central Intelligence Agency, McGehee brought to the public his highly critical views, based dedaly his experience. He had to leave Thailand in three weeks, and the Survey project would be terminated. The remote hill tribes practiced a slash-and-burn agriculturenecessitating frequent relocations; their “major cash crop was opium from the poppy. Prados retells this story. After this case ralp left Thailand, it was discovered that his paid spy was a phony, a “fabricator” of useless, so-called intelligence.

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