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By Alan B. Trabue

ISBN-10: 1250065046

ISBN-13: 9781250065049

Alan Trabue selected a extraordinary, harmful option to make a residing. In a lifetime of Lies and Spies, Trabue exposes the customarily perilous international of polygraphing international spies in aid of CIA espionage courses. He recounts his awesome, 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 search to discover deceit, that includes a high-speed vehicle chase, blown clandestine conferences, surreptitious room searches, tear-gassing via rebel police, and confrontations with computing device gun-armed squaddies. Liberally sprinkled with aspect anecdotes-such as debriefing an agent even though a torturous swarm of mosquitoes in a jungle shack-Trabue's tale highlights either the humor and the intrinsic risk of accomplishing CIA covert activities.

Writing from a distinct standpoint framed by way of his unusual durability and extensive event, for which he used to be offered the profession Intelligence Medal, Trabue's memoir unveils the CIA's use of polygraph and interrogation to validate recruited spies' bona fides and knowledge acquired via their acts of espionage.

The imperative Intelligence business enterprise has now not authorized, counseled or approved this publication or using the CIA identify, seal or initials

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While in some countries women's feminist awareness preceded nationalist consciousness, 9 nationalism often gave impetus to the movement for women's emancipation, as did the work of some writers connected with the Islamic reform movement. 10 Although Afaf does not address these developments explicitly, the implications of these sweeping social changes are evident throughout her memoir, often through seemingly minor narrative details. For instance, she recounts a childhood memory of going out with her parents for a drive and noticing her mother looking "carefree and pretty without her veil and topcoat" her father had insisted that his wife remove her veil and topcoat as soon as they leave the carriage (p.

Afaf's struggles for personal autonomy within her marriage were played out within an increasingly troubled political situation. She arrived in Haifa, Palestine, in 1935the year before the General Strike paralyzed the country. Her narrative provides a rarely voiced woman's Page xxi perspective on Palestinian life during the crucial years leading up to the creation of the state of Israel. The increase in immigration after the Balfour Declaration of 1917 had resulted in the creation, under British protection, of a largely European settler population committed to the goal of creating a Jewish state.

24 In the spring of 1976 Syria intervened militarily on a large scale. This Syrian intervention initiated the "Arabization" of the war, as other Arab countries sent forces to Lebanon. At the same time, an "unacknowledged, American-inspired working alliance of Syria, the Maronite right, and Israel" emerged. 25 By the end of the 1975-1976 phase of the war, between 25,000 and 40,000 Lebanese and Palestinians had been killed, and 60,000 people had been wounded. Most victims were under 20 years old.

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