Accession Number:

ADA525105

Title:

A Close Call in Africa

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF INTELLIGENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

In September 1964, I reported to CIA Headquarters following a two-year tour as a Directorate of Operations DO officer involved in paramilitary work in Laos and Thailand. I was assigned to a country desk in the DOs Africa Division, and I signed up for part-time French language training in preparation for my next assignment. Through my language training, I came into contact with one of the divisions most senior officers, who had served in Leopoldville in the Republic of the Congo. We talked a lot about the rebellion going on in the Congo and the fact that our senior officer in Stanleyville and his two communications officers were prisoners of the Simba rebels.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE