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Operation Valuable Fiend : the CIA's first paramilitary strike against the Iron Curtain

Author: Albert Lulushi
Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1949, a newly minted branch of the CIA (the precursor of today's national clandestine service), flush with money and burning with determination to roll back the Iron Curtain, embarked on the first paramilitary operation in the history of the agency. They hatched an elaborate plan, coordinated with the British Secret Intelligence Service, to foment popular rebellion and detach Albania, the weakest of the Soviet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Lulushi
ISBN: 9781628723229 162872322X
OCLC Number: 876900674
Description: xxiii, 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Acronyms --
Cryptonyms and Pseudonyms --
Note on the Pronunciation of Albanian Names --
Prologue --
The Office of Policy Coordination --
Albania between 1912 and 1949 --
Genesis of Operation Fiend --
The National Committee for Free Albania --
Philby in Washington --
First Infiltrations of 1949 --
Reevaluation of Project Fiend --
Labor Services Company 4000 --
Odyssey of the First CIA Paramilitary Team --
Philby's Exit --
Propaganda and Psychological and Economic Warfare --
Adverse Developments in the Infiltration Program --
A Bucket of Diamonds and Rubies --
A Rich Harvest of Bitter Fruit --
King Zog Overstays His Time in Egypt --
Planning the Fondest Dream --
The American Backers Are Obliged to Withdraw --
Lessons and Legacy of Project Fiend --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Albert Lulushi.

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