Who knew the CIA needed librarians? More Stories from Langley reveals the lesser-known operations of one of the most mysterious government agencies in the United States. Edward Mickolus is back with more stories to answer the question, “What does a career in the CIA look like?” Advice and anecdotes from both current and former CIA officers provide a look at the side of intelligence operations that is often left out of the movies. What was it like working for the CIA during 9/11? Do only spies get to travel? More Stories from Langley has physicists getting recruited to “the agency” during the Cold War, foreign-language majors getting lucky chances, and quests to “learn by living” turning into sweaty-palmed calls to the U.S. embassy after being detained by Russian intelligence officers.
The world only needs so many suave super spies. More Stories from Langley shows how important academics, retired soldiers, and bilingual nannies can be in preserving the security of our nation.
Edward Mickolus is the founder and president of Vinyard Software, Inc., and formerly served in analytical, operational, and management positions at the Central Intelligence Agency for thirty-three years. He is the author or editor of thirty-eight books, including Stories from Langley: A Glimpse inside the CIA (Potomac Books, 2014), The Terrorist List, and The Secret Book of CIA Humor.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1. The Directorate of Intelligence 1. Do Your Brother a Favor: Apply to the CIA Elizabeth Arens 2. Reflections from an Analytical Change Agent: Twenty-Seven Years and Counting A currently serving DA officer 3. What’s a Librarian Do at the CIA? Peggy Tuten 4. More of What a Librarian Does at the CIA Kim Condas 5. Getting to Do What I Was Meant to Do Robert Kresge 6. We’re Not in Kansas—er, Missouri—Anymore! Mary O’Sullivan 7. My Thirty Years in Scientific and Weapons Intelligence at the CIA Julian Nall 8. The Pathway of a Life Unnoticed Michael Douglas Smith 9. The DI Toolkit—Don’t Leave Home without It Janet M. Stiegler Part 2. Directorate of Operations Tales 10. A Nightmare Come True Elinor Houghton Kelly 11. How Hoosier Basketball and Spying Came Together in Moscow during the Cold War Gene Arthur Coyle 12. How Intelligence Saved the Pope Terrence L. Williams 13. Flirting with the Directorate of Intelligence: A Directorate of Operations Officer’s Short Story Bob Phillipson 14. Soldier, Sailor, Artist, Spy Chip Beck 15. Terminating an Asset Doug Patteson Part 3. Cross-Directorate Careers 16. The Rocky but Interesting Road of Intelligence-Policy Relations Paul R. Pillar 17. Cement, Speeches, Terrorism, and Stray Cats Susan Hasler 18. Rock Star or CIA Officer Kathy Thomas 19. An Accidental Career of Consequence Jeff J. Johnson 20. Developing a Better Understanding of the Personal Dimensions of Working at the CIA Hector J. Escobar III 21. Beginnings Lester Paldy Part 4. The Directorate of Support 22. My Career as a CIA Logistics Professional, 1986–2013 James R. Pasqualini 23. Black Programs and Services Robert M. Blansfield Part 5. Remembering Our Fallen Colleagues 24. The CIA Book of Honor Doug Patteson 25. Camp Chapman Doug Patteson Part 6. Getting Ready for the Future 26. Prince and the Revolution: The Reengineering of Open-Source Intelligence Collection Doug Naquin 27. Bell Ringers! Elinor Houghton Kelly 28. Ode to New CIA Retirees Ed Mickolus Writing Life after the CIA: Books by CIA Alumni Contributors Index