Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
This video reviews the evolution of the American Central Intelligence Agency, which grew out of the World War II Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Prior to the creation of both of these groups, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and specific military offices handled intelligence-gathering tasks for the United States. Join Phillip Agee, a former CIA agent who stopped working for the agency back in the 1960s, for his explanation of when and why he believes the CIA wrongfully turned to assassination and subversive acts to accomplish its goals. Agee has revealed many secrets about the CIA in such books as Inside the Company: A CIA Diary and On the Run. The latter book was based on Agee's claims that the CIA tried to harass and intimidate him while he was writing his first book.
agent [representative], CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), foreign-policy, intelligence [gov't]