By John Ostapkovich
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia native Jack Devine, who spent 32 years rising through the ranks of the CIA, returns home this weekend to receive a Lifetime Achievement award from the crime-fighting Vidocq Society.
Hollywood and popular culture get just about everything wrong about the CIA’s work, says Jack Devine, author of Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s Story.
He retired in 1999, gave a few interviews about newly declassified case files, like about a coup in Chile, but,”I still wasn’t driven to write the book until another book came out about three or four years ago and it basically said the CIA was a rogue organization, and it was unflattering to the people that work there, and I found both of those things not accurate and offensive.”
The CIA that Devine describes follows rules to the point that when he paid someone off, he had to get a receipt. One time, he tried using invisible ink, but it destroyed the receipt and he had to ask the guy to sign a second one, in ball point.
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