By John Rizzo
In 1975, clean out of legislations university and dealing a numbing activity on the Treasury division, John Rizzo took "a overall shot within the dark" and despatched his résumé to the crucial Intelligence business enterprise. He had no suggestion that greater than thirty years later, after serving below 11 CIA administrators and 7 presidents, he could develop into a infamous public figure—a image and a sufferer of the poisonous winds swirling in post-9/11 Washington. From serving because the aspect individual answering for the Iran-contra scandal to approving the foundations that govern waterboarding and different "enhanced interrogation techniques," John Rizzo witnessed and took part in almost the entire major operations of the CIA's glossy history.
In Company Man, Rizzo charts the CIA's evolution from shadowy entity to a firm uncovered to new legislation, ideas, and a likely neverending string of public controversies. Rizzo deals an instantaneous window into the CIA within the years after the 11th of September assaults, whilst he served because the agency's most sensible attorney, with oversight of activities that stay the topic of excessive debate at the present time. In Company Man, Rizzo is the 1st CIA legit to ever describe what "black sites" appear like from the interior and he offers the main accomplished account ever written of the "torture tape" fiasco surrounding the interrogation of Al Qaeda suspect Abu Zubaydah and the beginning, progress, and dying of the improved interrogation program.
Spanning greater than 3 a long time, Company Man is the main authoritative insider account of the CIA ever written—a groundbreaking, well timed, and remarkably candid heritage of yankee intelligence.
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The temptation grew stronger. Instead, K-Two pressed the next button on the console. The red light went on. K-One covered the middle microphone with his right hand and spoke into the third. "Oh, " said K-One, "I'm terribly sorry. That's your cousin Ch'un. I didn't know, Kwang. " K-Two punched the last button and watched as K-One walked toward the CNN truck to make sure their feed from the press truck was secure. He shook his head. One day he'd do it. He really would. He'd wait until the esteemed sound engineer said something really embarrassing and- The world went black and K-Two slumped over his console.
He had always loved her, but KCIA policy forbid relationships among employees; it would be too easy for infiltrators to get information by placing a secretary or researcher on staff and having her court an official. She was almost worth quitting for, but that would have broken Gregory's heart. His mentor had always felt that Hwan had the mind and soul and sensitive political instincts of a KCIA man, and had spent a small fortune educating him and preparing him for that life. Even as thick as the red tape got at times, Hwan knew that Gregory was right: this was the life for him.
Hurry, " he snarled. The other man nodded as he carefully removed the brick of plastic explosive from each duffel bag. He pressed them to the underside of the console, well out of sight; when he was finished, Eyepatch removed two wires from the duffel bags and handed them over. The man inserted the end of a wire into each brick, then handed the other ends to Eyepatch. Eyepatch looked out the small one-way window at the podium. The politicians had started to move in. The traitors and patriots both were chatting amiably among themselves; no one would notice that anything was amiss.