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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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McGehee doubted the quality of information gathered by “untrained interrogators ” from poorly vetted sources, yet at first he wrote it up for CIA reports. At first McGehee was pleased to be part of the team doing the preparation work. His interpreter, Captain Song as McGehee calls himalso headed the Thai counterinsurgency operations. Its personnel knew little about Communist organization and had no intelligence training.

On the wall he placed a poster featuring an evil-looking Mao and Ho. It describes his first-hand experiences and his contemporaneous reflections. It was announced that Colby would brief a Congressional committee about the ‘secret war’ in Laos. By its Northeast border Thailand is hill country. Ralph McGehee felt he had hit his stride, and was reaching new levels of professional skill and acumen.


Deadly Deceits

Van Nostrandpp. Cline then was the Taipei COS.

Open Preview See a Problem? His reports appeared to be very valuable. The two Thai names are fictitious.

It is the covert action arm of the President’s foreign policy advisers. CIA policy required its personnel to sign mcghee contract stipulating CIA pre-publication approval for writings about their Agency experience. He’d nurtured a close relationship with Prime Minister Sarit Thanarat.

Ralph McGehee, “The C.I.A.: Deadly Deceits”

Au contraire the COS told him. His last chapter “Conclusion” is a critical summary of his views on the CIA. CIA Great and important information.

Despite local protests by involved Thai officials and by the American consul, it happened that way. Although a Baptist, he attended the University of Notre Dame where he was a starting tackle on the football team. Now in the downtown he was unpleasantly surprised by Tu Do Street, where “an atmosphere of hate permeated the air” like “the clouds of [vehicle] exhaust”. The literate villager could provide information anonymously, about local dealdy activities, and about the identities and whereabouts of communist ‘jungle soldiers’ and supporters Counterinsurgency, if not careful, could descend into a barbarous business.


The Career Intelligence Medal is awarded by the Central Intelligence Agency for a cumulative record of service which reflects exceptional achievements that substantially contributed to the mission of the Agency.

McGehee began to identify with anti-war protestors. Then, out of the blue, the CIA’s office of training told him how good the Thailand Survey program looked. Judging by past results, repetitive failure seemed to be the story about the job’s major task: So McGehee concluded years later.

Ralph McGehee – Wikipedia

Selected pages Table of Contents. Apart from this, he charted his own course. First he sent it to Colby’s new replacement at the Far East division without successthen to a suggestion committee. Stationed in south Thailand, he now faced an insurgency, and spoke up about how good the Survey project went.

For reason stated in his book, McGehee has reversed many of his original ‘gung ho’ views. Eventually dedeits obtained approval for his chosen research.