Philip Agee

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Philip Agee, "the former Central Intelligence Agency officer who turned against the agency and spent years exposing undercover American spies overseas, died [in January 2008]...

"His 1975 book, “Inside the Company: CIA Diary,” infuriated American officials by identifying about 250 officers, front companies and foreign agents working for the United States. His example inspired several more books and magazines, including Covert Action Information Bulletin, written by close associates and sometimes with Mr. Agee’s help, which published the names and often the addresses of hundreds more agency officers working under cover around the world.

"The exposés of Mr. Agee and others led Congress to pass the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982, which made it a crime to intentionally reveal the identity of a covert intelligence officer. An investigation of the possible violation of that law in 2003 after Valerie Wilson was named as a C.I.A. officer led to the perjury conviction last year of I. Lewis Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff." [1] wiki

See Philip Agee (1935-2008) R.I.P.

Agee is a founder of the Cuba travel site


  • Inside the Company: CIA Diary (Penguin, 1975).
  • Dirty Work: The CIA in Western Europe (Lyle Stuart, 1978) - Coedited with Louis Wolf.
  • Dirty Work 2: The CIA in Africa (Lyle Stuart, 1979) - Coedited with Louis Wolf.
  • White Paper Whitewash (Deep Cover Books, 1982).
  • On the Run (Lyle Stuart, 1987).

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  1. Philip Agee, 72, Is Dead; Exposed Other C.I.A. Officers, New York Times, accessed November 11, 2008.