A Spy's Journey: A CIA Memoir

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Voyageur Press, Nov 8, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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In 1967 Floyd Paseman joined the Central Intelligence Agency following successful service as an army officer in Germany. He was first stationed in the Far East, where he became fluent in Chinese language and culture, and then in Germany, at what was largely considered the agency s toughest Cold War field posting. Over the years he rose from field spy to division chief and ultimately the top ranks in the Operations Directorate of the CIA.

Paseman details the behind-the-scenes intelligence gathering during the major events of eight presidential administrations from Lyndon B. Johnson through George W. Bush.

 

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Contents

PROLOGUE
11
IN THE BEGINNING 19631967
13
TRAINING TO BE A SPY 19671969
19
JUNGCWO HWA LEARNING CHINESE 19691971
29
AN APPRENTICE SPY 19711974
35
STILL LEARNING THE CRAFT 19741977
47
JOURNEYMAN SPY 19771979
67
BACK HOME IN EAST ASIA 19791980
87
GERMANY BACK INTO THE FRAY 19941998
177
OFFICER IN RESIDENCE A SCHOLAR 19982001
203
RETIREMENT OR LIFE AFTER DEATH 2001
215
MANAGING THE AMBASSADOR AND THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
221
THE DIRECTORS OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE 19672004
229
PRESIDENTS AND INTELLIGENCE
247
THE BAND AN OPERATIONAL TOOL
271
WHATS WRONG AND WHATS RIGHT WITH THE CIA
275

A CHANGE OF VENUE 19801983
91
INTO MANAGEMENT 19831985
117
HOME AGAINEAST ASIA 19851988
131
OVERSEAS CHIEF 19881990
141
HOME AGAIN INTO THE SENIOR RANKS 19901992
151
CHIEF EAST ASIAONE OF THE BARONS 19921994
159
PASEMANS TEN AXIOMS OF SPYING
281
911
285
EPILOGUE
289
GLOSSARY
290
RECOMMENDED READING
297
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About the author (2009)

Floyd L. Paseman retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in January 2001 following a thirty-five year career in operations. Now deceased, following his retirement he lived in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he worked as an international security consultant.

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