In Search of Enemies

In Search of Enemies As A Marine, Major Stockwell Was CIA Paramilitary Intelligence Case Officer In The Congo Crisis, Vietnam The Angolan War Of Independence Beginning A Career In 64, He Spent Six Years In Africa, Chief Of Base In The Katanga During The Bob Denard Invasion In 68, Then Chief Of Station In Bujumbura, Burundi In 70, Before Being Transferred To Oversee Vietnamese Tay Ninh Province Intelligence Operations He Was Awarded A CIA Medal Of Merit For Keeping His Post Open Until Saigon S 75 Fall In December Of 1976, Stockwell Resigned From The CIA, Opposed To The Methods Results Of CIA Paramilitary Operations In The Third World Testified Before Congressional Committees Two Years Later, He Wrote The Expos In Search Of Enemies , About That Experience Its Implications He Claimed The CIA Was Counterproductive To National Security That Its Secret Wars Afforded No Benefit The CIA Made The Angolan MPLA To Be An Enemy Despite The Fact The MPLA Wanted Relations With The USA Hadn T Committed Aggressive Acts In 1978, On TV S 60 Minutes , He Claimed CIA Director William Colby National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger Had Systematically Lied To Congress About CIA Operations Stockwell Was One Of The 1st Professionals To Leave The CIA To Go Public The CIA Retaliated By Suing Him In The 4th District Court In Washington DC Part Of The Suit Intended To Eliminate The Possibility Of Selling The Story For The Purpose Of Making A Movie Required Future Publications Be Submitted For CIA Review Unable To Afford Contesting The Case, Stockwell Filed For Bankruptcy In Austin, TX After The Litigation Was Processed Thru Bankruptcy, The CIA Dropped The Suit His Book Is Useful For Researchers Journalists Interested In Uncovering Information About The Conduct Of US Foreign Policy In Africa Asia For Example, The Book Tells Of A CIA Officer Having Patrice Lumumba S Body In His Car Trunk One Night In Then Elizabethville, Congo Stockwell Mentions In A Footnote That At The Time He Didn T Know The CIA Was Documented As Having Repeatedly Tried To Arrange Lumumba S Assassination His Concerns Were That, Although Many CIA Colleagues Had Integrity, The Organization Harmed National Security Its Secret Wars Harmed Innocents. Not as scandalous as I was hoping for Lacked significant intrigue If you start this book already believing that the CIA lies to congress, lies to the american people, participates in unauthorized wars and foreign military activities then there is nothing to be surprised at in this book. One of the fascinating book on the role of the CIA in Angola particularly the historic battle of Cuito Cuanavele which was important even toward the liberation of South Africa and Namibia. Good, but not particularly enlightening compared to some others along the same vein A bit repetitive and perhaps a bit preachy. FOr some reason I ve been thinking about my time spent in the South African army, and realised that I knew very little of how, with the perspective of time, the events that played out in Angola and Namibia are seen I started reading up on this, and almost all accounts of the CIA involvement in the Angolan Civil ware refer to John Stockwell s book I found it fascinating as an account of how the US position developed, and it gave me a completely different perspective on the role of the CIA in gl FOr some reason I ve been thinking about my time spent in the South African army, and realised that I knew very little of how, with the perspective of time, the events that played out in Angola and Namibia are seen I started reading up on this, and almost all accounts of the CIA involvement in the Angolan Civil ware refer to John Stockwell s book I
What a great read.Granted, what Stockwell writes about in 78 has been well documented ever since and the practices of the CIA are nowadays common knowledge, so shock factor is low.However, the actual details of the Angolan intervention make up for a thrilling book that could easily be turned into a major political movie in the Syriana vein.What s , so many things happened in and around Angola that each reference Stockwell makes can easily prompt research into other issues largely forgotten What a great read.Granted, what Stockwell writes about in 78 has been well documented ever since and the practices of the CIA are nowadays common knowledge, so shock factor is low.However, the actual details of the Angolan in
An interesting deal was struck on this book, out of a U.S Congressional hearing The book was allowed to be sold publicly with the condition that the CIA gets the royalties Probablythan any other book out there, this one documents how the U.S has contributed, via lies, deceipt, and subterfuge, to geopolitical instability and the birth of wars That s not to say the U.S doesn t do a lot of great things too But let s not flinch from the reality here If you are a U.S citizen, read this An interesting deal was struck on this book, out of a U.S Congressional hearing The book was allowed to be sold publicly with the condition that the CIA gets the royalties Probablythan any other book out there, this one documents how the U.S has contributed, via lies,
If you have the stomach for ugly truth, this book is a worthy read In 1975, Jonas Savimbi was prepared to negotiate with the MPLA Kissinger wanted to avoid a cheap Soviet victory By having the CIA spend 31 million, the US was able to get the Soviets and Cuba to spend well over 200 million By 1976, when the CIA was no longer funding Savimbi, the MPLA would no longer negotiate The civil war continued until 2002 This book demonstrates the cynical, amoral efforts to play chess with the liv If you have the stomach for ugly truth, this book is a worthy read In 1975, Jonas Savimbi was prepared to negotiate with the MPLA Kissinger wanted to avoid a cheap Soviet victory By having the CIA spend 31 million, the US was able to get the Soviets and Cuba to spend well over 200 million By 1976, when the CIA was no longer f
I brought a copy of this memoir along with me to California, finishing it on the plane and leaving it as a gift for my hosts It s the memoir of a former CIA officer which concentrates primarily on the covert war the United States conducted in Angola The author was so appalled at this and other a
companion to stormtrooper author s macro narrative, this micro narrative details the CIA in angola. War is just business and the foot soldiers don t even know what who they are fighting for.

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  • Hardcover
  • 285 pages
  • In Search of Enemies
  • John R. Stockwell
  • English
  • 23 September 2018
  • 0735100128