John Kiriakou “The Reluctant Spy”

March 30th, 2010

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He says he’s just an ordinary guy with an extraordinary story to tell. John Kiriakou joined the CIA in 1990 as an analyst, and later became a counterterrorism operations officer.

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Now in his mid 40s and retired, Kiriakou writes in a book called “The Reluctant Spy” about the history-making work he was part of — including the dramatic raid in Pakistan that ended in the capture of al-Qaeda chief Abu Zubaydah.

Kiriakou carefully measures what he tells us — so much of it is still secret — but a sobering picture emerges of what the U.S. is doing to try and win the war on terror.

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  2. […] Spy, is facing federal charges that could land him in prison for 30 years, if he is convicted. Kiriakou told Eye on Books in 2010 that he is “just an ordinary guy.” But federal prosecutors say he violated the Intelligence […]

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