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List of CIA station chiefs

This is a list of CIA station chiefs. The station chief, also called chief of station (COS), is the top U.S. Central Intelligence Agency official stationed in a foreign country, equivalent to a KGB Resident. Often the COS has an office in the American Embassy. The station chief is the senior U.S. intelligence representative with his or her respective foreign government.[1]

Those who have been known to be station chiefs include, in alphabetical order:

BibliographyEdit

  • Edward J. Epstein, Deception. the invisible war between the KGB and the CIA (New York: Simon and Schuster 1989).
  • David Hoffman, Billion Dollar Spy. A true story of Cold War espionage and betrayal (New York: Doubleday 2015).
  • Ralph McGehee, Deadly Deceits. My 25 years in the CIA (New York: Sheridan Square 1983).
  • John Prados, William Colby and the CIA. The secret wars of a controversial spymaster (University of Kansas 2003, 2009).
  • W. Thomas Smith, Jr., Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency (New York: Facts on File 2003).
  • Evan Thomas, The Very Best Men. The daring early years of the CIA (New York: Simon and Schuster 1995, 2006).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Walter Pincus (12 November 2009). "Primacy of CIA station chiefs confirmed, ending interagency row". Washington Post.
  2. ^ Thomas (2006), p.187.
  3. ^ a b https://www.utdallas.edu/library/specialcollections/hac/cataam/notebooks/aam75.pdf, p.4
  4. ^ https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=pur1.32754077270076;view=2up;seq=264
  5. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1982/05/21/diplomats-enemies-play-role/cfb642d9-df8c-48ee-92f8-4adab5d63b3e/
  6. ^ a b Miller, Greg. "After presiding over bin Laden raid, CIA chief in Pakistan came home suspecting he was poisoned by ISI". Washington Post. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  7. ^ a b c "Who was who in the hunt for bin Laden", The Week, April 30, 2013
  8. ^ "Tribute to John D. Bennett", Congressional Record, Volume 159, Number 26, Pages S811-S812, February 25, 2013
  9. ^ http://www.foia.cia.gov/sites/default/files/document_conversions/48/6_UNDERCOVER_ARMIES.pdf
  10. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2000/12/22/douglas-blaufarb/1ef70b2e-1f82-40a3-b870-8dcec9642575/
  11. ^ Hoffman (2015), p. 24.
  12. ^ "William Francis Buckley, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army / Assassinated CIA Station Chief", Arlington National Cemetery website
  13. ^ McGehee (1983), p.51.
  14. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/16/us/ray-s-cline-chief-cia-analyst-is-dead-at-77.html?pagewanted=1?pagewanted=1
  15. ^ Smith (2003) p.61.
  16. ^ Prados (2003, 2009), pp. 63, 69, 70.
  17. ^ Miller, Greg (March 24, 2012). "At CIA, a convert to Islam leads the terrorism hunt". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  18. ^ Schou, Nicholas (June 28, 2017). "Outing the CIA's 'Undertaker'". Newsweek. Archived from the original on June 2, 2017.
  19. ^ de Silva, Sub Rosa (1978).
  20. ^ Smith (2003), p. 73.
  21. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/12/washington/12devlin.html?_r=0
  22. ^ a b Gerth, Jeff (December 6, 1981). "FORMER INTELLIGENCE AIDES PROFITING FROM OLD TIES". The New York Times.
  23. ^ Ray, Schapp, Van Meter, Wolf (eds.), Dirty Work 2 (London: Zed 1980).
  24. ^ McGehee (1983), p.32.
  25. ^ Hoffman (2015), pp. 26, 33.
  26. ^ Hoffman (2015), pp. 102, 215.
  27. ^ Prados (2003, 2009), pp. 184, 197, 201.
  28. ^ Mark Moyar, Phoenix and the Birds of Prey (1997), p.50 [per p.47].
  29. ^ Hoffman (2015), pp. 33, 97, 102.
  30. ^ "Fogle's detention became public because CIA 'crossed the line' - FSB". Voice of Russia, Interfax. 17 May 2013.
  31. ^ Vladimir Radyuhin (19 May 2013). "Russia reveals CIA head identity". The Hindu.
  32. ^ "Russia: FSB say CIA crossed "red line" with Fogle". Russia Today. 17 May 2013.
  33. ^ Matthew M. Aid (18 May 2013). "Russian Online News Agency Prints Name of CIA Station Chief in Moscow, Then Deletes Name". MatthewAid.com.
  34. ^ Prados (2003, 2009), pp. 97, 170-171, 172.
  35. ^ Cf., McGehee (1983), pp. 72, 109, 114-115, 117.
  36. ^ Prados (2003, 2009), pp. 97, 98, 101; 161, 181.
  37. ^ Mayer, Jane (2009), "The Secret History", The New Yorker, 22 June 2009, pg 54.
  38. ^ Wadhams, Nick (June 6, 2018). "Mystery CIA Officer Thrust Into Spotlight Ahead of Korea Summit". Bloomberg News. Kim had spent a career in the agency and retired after working as station chief in Seoul.
  39. ^ Prados (2003, 2009), pp. 197, 201.
  40. ^ Smith (2003), p. 169.
  41. ^ https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/publicopiniononline/obituary.aspx?n=william-lyle-moseby&pid=146804187
  42. ^ Epstein, Deception (1989), p.62 re Paris.
  43. ^ Michael Isikoff and David Corn, Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War, pp x, 45-46, , ISBN 0307346811, September 8, 2006
  44. ^ Romero, Simon; Phillips, Dom (June 20, 2017). "Dagger, but No Cloak: Brazil's Top Spy Exposes C.I.A. Officer". The New York Times.
  45. ^ Valente, Rubens; Campos Mello, Patricia (June 20, 2017). "Government Breaks Protocol, Blowing Cover of CIA Chief in Brazil". Folha de S.Paulo. According to the agenda of general Sérgio Etchegoyen, chief minister of the GSI, which was released on the agency's website on June 9th, Duyane Norman either was or is the "station chief of the CIA in Brasília".
  46. ^ J.A. de Castro Neves [@BrazilPolitics] (19 June 2017). "Did the Brazilian govt unintentionally out a CIA officer?" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  47. ^ "The People of the CIA ... A CIA Trailblazer: Eloise Page", CIA Website
  48. ^ Smith (2003), p. 188.
  49. ^ a b James H. Critchfield: Partners at Creation: The Men Behind Postwar Germany's Defense and Intelligence Establishments. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2003. x + 243 pp, ISBN 1-59114-136-2.
  50. ^ Kelly, Bill (2008-11-04). "Felix Leiter = Henry Pleasants". Retrieved 2011-11-29.
  51. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/07/world/asia/thomas-polgar-cia-officer-dies-at-91-helped-lead-us-evacuation-of-saigon.html?_r=0
  52. ^ Mazzetti, Mark; Shane, Scott (February 20, 2008). "Tape Inquiry: Ex-Spymaster in the Middle". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-01-09. serving from Peru to Belize and heading the C.I.A. stations in Panama, the Dominican Republic and Mexico
  53. ^ McGehee (1983), p.146 (Vietnam).
  54. ^ Weiss, Michael (December 29, 2017). "The KGB Playbook for Turning Russians Worldwide Into Agents". The Daily Beast. Retrieved January 12, 2018. According to John Sipher, the former CIA station chief in Moscow and the former head of the agency’s Russia operations
  55. ^ Thomas (1995, 2006), p. 184.
  56. ^ http://www.newsweek.com/hugh-tovar-cia-indonesia-348472
  57. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/us/politics/deep-support-in-washington-for-cias-drone-missions.html?_r=0
  58. ^ Ross, Brian (2009-01-28). "Exclusive: CIA Station Chief in Algeria Accused of Rapes". ABC News. Retrieved 2011-01-09.
  59. ^ Del Wilber, "Ex-CIA station chief sentenced to prison for sexual abuse of Algerian woman", The Washington Post, March 3, 2011
  60. ^ Smith (2003), p. 244.
  61. ^ Shane, Scott (5 August 2002). "Weekly Intelligence Notes #31-02". Association of Former Intelligence Officers. Retrieved 2011-01-09. The third of the Greek terrorists accused of the assassination of CIA Station Chief Richard S. Welch in 1975 has been arrested
  62. ^ Cf. Smith (2003), p. 245.