Loch Johnson

Pucker Up

This memoir, written by Helms shortly before he passed away last year, takes the reader from his OSS days through his battles with Congress over intelligence abuses and his own misleading testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the 1970s. Settling old scores is often a prime motivation for writing one’s memoir, and Helms… Read more »

The CIA’s Weakest Link

Using a pointer, Shalikashvili directed Perry’s attention to a disturbing set of photographs. Improbable as it might have seemed coming just three and a half years after a United States-led coalition blasted Saddam Hussein to his knees, elements of the Republican Guard (Saddam’s elite troops), supported by mechanized infantry, armor, and tank units, were moving… Read more »