Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan

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  1. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    I thought this was interesting, one of the many spies and double agents in that war. :roll:

    Why did one of the great spies of our century allow me to be his American biographer?

    During the Vietnam War, Pham Xuan An was a highly respected Time Magazine reporter who turned out to be a spy for the North Vietnamese. He was a trusted source for the era’s best known reporters; his circle extended well beyond journalism to include the CIA’s Lou Conein, Edward Lansdale and William Colby. He was friends with the most notable South Vietnamese politicians and generals. Working for Time provided the perfect listening post and information access point for a spy.

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