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A Top G-Man Exposes Spies, Lies, and Bureaucratic Bungling in the FBI

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A former special agent gives an insider's account of many of the FBI's most well known, though least understood, triumphs and failures throughout the past three decades.
Reflecting on a career that spanned from Little Rock to the South Pacific, from criminal probes to counterintelligence, Agent I.C. Smith tells all about the FBI's most historic cases-from Watergate to today-in this engaging and controversial book. With his characteristic candor, Smith recounts his colorful experiences with FBI and CIA directors, Supreme Court justices, Janet Reno, the spies Morris and Eva Childs, Cuban General Rafael del Pino, as well as Robert Hannsen and Kenneth Starr. Filled with startling new information (including seventy never-before-published revelations), this book gives behind-the-scenes details of FBI investigations, revealing untold secrets about the spy Larry Wu-Tai Chin, dealings with Cuban intelligence officers, the disbanded Arkansas cult known as Covenant Sword and the Arm of the Lord, and both of the Clintons. And it confronts head-on the errors inside the FBI, pointing out management failures-both at FBI headquarters as well as in the field offices-that led to the attacks of 9/11.
Contributor(s) I. C. Smith
About the Contributor(s) I. C. Smith
I.C. Smith is a former Navy man and police officer who went to work for the FBI during the height of the Watergate investigations and ended his career more than twenty-five years later during the Whitewater investigation. Both an expert in counterintelligence and government corruption investigations, Smith was involved in numerous high profile cases including the Larry Wu Tai Chin espionage and Katrina Leung cases and has unique insights into such cases as the Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen investigations. He served overseas as a legal attaché for the South Pacific, based in Canberra, Australia, and spent a year at the Department of State where he traveled to the Soviet Union, Nicaragua, and China while conducting counterintelligence threat surveys. As special agent in charge in Arkansas, Smith became intimately involved in the campaign finance investigations during the Clinton administration and initiated a top-down investigation of corruption in the political machine that produced a president of the United States. Those investigations became national news, and the Wall Street Journal called Smith a 'storied figure' in the FBI. Smith, since his retirement in July 1998, has been a frequent commentator on national security issues in the national media and has lectured at the Smithsonian Institution. From a street agent in St. Louis, Missouri, to a member of the FBI's elite Senior Executive Service, Smith's career encompassed some of the FBI's greatest accomplishments and most visible failures, and he tells those stories with unusual candor as only one on the inside can.
UPC 020049025758
ISBN-10 0785260617
ISBN-13 9780785260615
Release Date Nov 25, 2004
Weight (lbs) 1.4500
Height 9.30
Width 6.40
Length 368
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $26.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

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