Devlins tenure as chief of station during the congo crisis of the early 1960s began with all the things we love army mutinies complete lawlessness close shaves betrayals broken fingers and just a little cannibalism devlin was at the heart of the action as he developed his spy networks from scratch befriending recruiting luminaries such as mobutu and kasavubu while trying to thwart soviet and chinese intelligence the first half of the book dealing with the chaotic early days of . With the us assassination of osama bin laden still fresh in the publics mind chief of station congo fighting the cold war in a hot zone is an incredibly timely piece of writing lawrence devlin provides a perspective not often represented in many discussions surrounding the bin laden assassination devlin details his feelings of frustration and concern when given orders to assassinate the leader of the congo lumumba this honesty may come as a surprise to the reader expecting devlin . Larry devlin arrived as the new chief of station for the cia in the congo five days after the country had declared its independence the army had mutinied and governmental authority had collapsed as he crossed the congo river in an almost empty ferry boat all he could see were lines of people trying to travel the other way out of the congo. Chief of station congo fighting the cold war in a hot zone larry devlin arrived as the new chief of station for the cia in the congo five days after the country had declared its independence the army had mutinied and governmental authority had collapsed. As cia chief of station devlin aggressively promoted politicians he viewed as favorable to us interests he remains unapologetic about having helped advance joseph mobutu a young second tier politician at independence who emerged as the countrys undisputed strongman within five years devlin seems still quite confident that the alternative to mobutus utterly disastrous 30 year rule would have been much worse soviet control of central africa or as he calls it natos southern flank
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