American Spymaster Jack Devine, the Man Behind Charlie Wilson's War
Friday, June 06, 2014
Jack Devine talks about his life in the CIA. He ran Charlie Wilson’s War in Afghanistan—the largest covert action of the Cold War—and he gave the brand-new Stinger missile into the hands of the mujahideen during their war with the Soviets, paving the way to a decisive victory against the Russians. He talks about the CIA’s effort to run down the narcotics trafficker Pablo Escobar in Colombia, his role in Iran-Contra. and tangling with spies and moles. In Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s StoryDevine’s writes about his more than 30 years in the agency, rising to become the acting deputy director of operations, responsible for all of the CIA’s spying operations.