Chief of station congo fighting the cold war in a hot zone lawrence devlin on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers larry devlin arrived as the new chief of station for the cia in the congo five days after the country had declared its independence. Larry devlins chief of station congo fighting the cold war in a hot zone is not a comprehensive history of cia operations in the congo but a personal memoir of his involvement there devlin was the cias man in that country for two separate tours in the early and mid sixties. One of the more notorious cia agents of the cold war devlin has written a matter of fact account of his role in the congos tumultuous early postindependence years although he readily admits that the eisenhower administration ordered him to plan for the elimination of patrice lumumba the countrys first elected prime minister whom washington viewed as too pro soviet. This is the autobiography of one of the cold wars hottest warriors the cia station chief in the congo during the tumultuous years of independence larry devlin arrived as the new chief of station for the cia in the congo five days after the country had declared its independence the army had mutinied and governmental authority had collapsed. Chief of station congo electronic resource fighting the cold war in a hot zone format e book published new york publicaffairs april 2008 new york perseus books group distributor description 320 p ill 21000 x 014000 cm url
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