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Slow Burn: The Rise And Fall Of American Intelligence In Vietnam
Slow Burn: The Rise And Fall Of American Intelligence In Vietnam
By Orrin DeForest and David Chanoff
Simon & Schuster, 1990, 294 pp
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This is one for intelligence fans, not an assessment but a lively tale of a spymaster and his agents-"Goldmother," "Grandpa" and "Mad Bomber." The "fall" of the title is not the collapse of intelligence but of the American role in Vietnam, which left most of DeForest's agents to meet their fate at the hands of the advancing North Vietnamese.