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Christopher Felix is the pseudonym of James McCargar who was a field agent in the late 40s. He was still active in the community when this book was originally published way back when.

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Based in part on author Felix's personal experiences as a political agent in Hungary in the decades after World War II, this work explains what the rules are . The thinking man's spy book.

Based in part on author Felix's personal experiences as a political agent in Hungary in the decades after World War II, this work explains what the rules are fo. . ISBN13:9780819184702. Release Date:March 1992.

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A SECRET AGENT, says Christopher Felix in his "A Short Course in the Secret War," is "a species of legal criminal. That is, he is authorized by his own government to behave in a manner that another government may regard as totally illegal and punishable with death

A SECRET AGENT, says Christopher Felix in his "A Short Course in the Secret War," is "a species of legal criminal. That is, he is authorized by his own government to behave in a manner that another government may regard as totally illegal and punishable with death. View Full Article in Timesmachine . Advertisement.

Based in part on author Felix's personal experiences as a political agent in Hungary in the decades after World War II, this work explains what the rules are for secret operations, why the U. S. needs them, and how good a job our government and others are doing in practice. Chapters cover the political and social systems that a spy must rely on, the personal dilemmas an agent faces, and the tricks to keeping one's cover. A new afterword features revelations on Raoul Wallenberg's fate, British turncoat Kim Philby, and more.

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Daron
I've just read the 1987 edition -- and ordered the 2001 4th edition. What a brilliant exploration of the theory and practicalities of espionage. It is not a book that teaches you how to use a cut-out, for example, but why, and what the pros and cons are of doing so. The author explains why and how allies spy on one another, and what the normal ground rules are, as opposed to spying on adversaries. He also explains why any country caught with its hand in an intelligence cookie jar must never admit it, but instead must go to great lengths to act nonchalant -- and makes clear all nations have at some point done whatever it is the currently embarrassed one is denying, and all nations get found out now and then, so there's no point in getting too indignant.

The chapter on political intelligence operations is spectacular, and applies (unfortunately) as much today as it did when first written more than 45 years ago. The author doesn't flinch at pointing out America's characteristic strategic and tactical flaws in intelligence gathering and ground-level political operations abroad, and it was disheartening to realize that we are still repeating many of the same mistakes. (Who knew Mao came up with the counter-insurgency strategy for which we give General Petraeus all the credit! That at least is one area of change.)

It is a literate, complex, and thought-provoking book. Very highly recommended.
Malalrajas
The first half of this book is a textbook on how intelligence services operate. Written by a former CIA member it's quite an interesting read - if of course you are interested in the subject. It does read like a textbook in many places, as a warning to those looking for a spy novel. Having said that the second half of the book is the author recounting his experience running CIA ops in Hungary post WW II. This makes up for the dryness of the earlier chapters as well as providing practical examples as to what the author has been talking about. The second half id the desert after dinner.
Topmen
This book can be divided into two parts. The first is an instruction manual for IC professionals. The second is his story of his work in Eastern Europe applying (sometimes successfully, sometimes not) the principles of part one. The Eastern European story is fascinating, but the characters and parties can be hard to follow. It is, however, worth the effort.
Sharpmane
An interesting account of a former intelligence officer's experience in secret intelligence in the early days of the Cold War in Hungary. There are a few errors that looked like they were missed by the publisher (including page gaps and continuity issues), which mar an otherwise interesting subject. Also provides a short American perspective on the events in Hungary leading up to the communist take over after World War II, and the interesting politics of "salami tactics."
Ximathewi
No need to repeat what is covered below. Christopher Felix is the pseudonym of James McCargar who was a field agent in the late 40s. He was still active in the community when this book was originally published way back when. Then it was one of the few reality based accounts by an American about the postwar era when the Red juggernaut was slowly rolling up eastern Europe.
I still find it of interest and it proves how little tradecraft has changed, just the tools that are used.
Roru
This book is informative and the author is obviously intelligent. The reading is hard to follow, however. The author makes a great use of run-on sentences. He is constantly interjecting side thoughts within a sentence that makes the use of many commas with some dashes the norm. Sentences greater than an inch in width down a page are quite common. One must reread continuously to try to connect his thoughts. Except toward the end, this is not a light reading book.
Thordigda
At first read it was a bit difficult to pick up, but after reading the whole book it has come to be one of my favorite books on counterintelligence and covert operations. Its a must have for anyone doing research on the topic.
A great read, just great. Absolutely fantastic.
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True Crime
Author: Christopher Felix
ISBN: 1568331797
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: True Crime
Language: English
Publisher: Madison Books; 4th edition (November 19, 2001)
Pages: 304 pages