September 7, 1995 |
A longtime critic of the Central Intelligence Agency is suing former First Lady Barbara Bush over statements in her 1994 autobiography that he called "false and defamatory." Former CIA operative Philip Agee said Mrs. Bush falsely wrote in "A Memoir" that Agee's identification in his 1975 book of the CIA's Athens station chief led to the assassination of the official, Richard Welch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1992
Your article by Robert Toth, "CIA Critic Agee Reportedly Paid by Cuba" (Aug. 10), will be welcome news to my friends and family, and creditors as well, who never suspected that I am a KGB-via-Cuba-made millionaire who lives "like the shah of Iran." But I find the comments that I was ungrateful, complaining that the large sums were insufficient, and that Iwas "anti-Soviet" while unaware of my Soviet benefactors, thoroughly unflattering. As for my Cuban code name, "Curiel," that could be dangerous.
August 10, 1992 |
Philip Agee, a renegade CIA officer who has conducted a long-running public crusade against the agency, has taken money repeatedly from the Cuban intelligence service, according to a high-ranking Cuban defector, an ex-CIA chief and a top CIA official.
October 29, 1987
Four former CIA agents who left the agency after becoming disillusioned by covert operations in the Third World said they will lead a national campaign to end such activities. The co-founders of the Center for the Study of Covert Action said they plan "to inform the American people . . . about the true nature of covert action," which they said is a record of secret wars against legitimate governments around the world.
July 5, 1987 |
Philip Agee has led three lives. First, as a secret agent deep undercover for the Company in Latin America, propping up dictators and subverting democracy. Second, as the spy who went out into the cold, revealing what evil he did (and our government still does) in his 1974 book "Inside the Company: CIA Diary." And third, as revealed 1768824948naivete. For 18 years, Agee has been an enemy of the state, though, he says, not the people.