The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA's Final Showdown with the KGB

The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA's Final Showdown with the KGB

James Risen


A landmark collaboration among a thirty-year veteran of the CIA and a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, The major Enemy is the dramatic inside of tale of the CIA-KGB secret agent wars, advised throughout the activities of the boys who fought them.

Based on hundreds and hundreds of interviews with operatives from each side, the most Enemy places us contained in the heads of CIA officials as they ward off surveillance and stroll into violent ambushes in Moscow. this is often the tale of the new release of spies who got here of age within the shadow of the Cuban missile trouble and rose throughout the ranks to run the CIA and KGB within the final days of the chilly conflict. The clandestine operations they masterminded took them from the sewers of Moscow to the again streets of Baghdad, from Cairo and Havana to Prague and Berlin, however the motion facilities on Washington, beginning within the notorious "Year of the Spy"--when, one after the other, the CIA’s brokers in Moscow started to be killed, up via to the final man.

Behind the scenes with the CIA's covert operations in Afghanistan, Milt Bearden led the United States to victory within the mystery conflict opposed to the Soviets, and for the 1st time he finds the following what he did and whom the USA sponsored, and why. Bearden used to be referred to as again to Washington after the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan and used to be made leader of the Soviet/East Euro-pean Division—just in time to witness the autumn of the Berlin Wall, the revolutions that swept throughout japanese Europe, and the implosion of the Soviet Union.

Laced with startling revelations--about fail-safe top-secret again channels among the CIA and KGB, double and triple brokers, covert operations in Berlin and Prague, and the fateful autumn of 1989--The major Enemy is historical past at its action-packed best.

From the Hardcover edition.

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