THE SOLDIER SPIES

LITTLE-KNOWN AND BARELY SUPERVISED, THE PENTAGON'S SECRET AGENTS ARE BEING RETOOLED, CARE OF THE CIA

It was the summer of 1989, and plans were in the works for the U.S. military invasion of Panama. But the problem was that the CIA and its agents were not in place to watch dictator Manuel Noriega. There was, however, a spy the U.S. could turn to -- in this case a young man, the son of European immigrants, who passed himself off as an international merchant willing to do business with the pariah regime. Noriega had him over for dinner and intimate talks. (The spy had ingratiated himself by presenting the general with a bust of his hero, Napoleon...

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