From Warsaw with love : Polish spies, the CIA, and the forging of an unlikely alliance
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New York N.Y. : Henry Holt and Company, 2021.
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Book
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9781250296054, 1250296056
Physical Desc
xii, 273 pages ; 25 cm
Status
Wadleigh Memorial Library - Nonfiction - Adult Nonfiction
327.1243 Pom
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Published
New York N.Y. : Henry Holt and Company, 2021.
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781250296054, 1250296056

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-270).
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"In 1990, less than a year after the Polish people participated in their first democratic election since the 1930s, the young Polish government sent a veteran spy, who had battled the West for decades, to rescue six American officers trapped in Baghdad. The CIA had asked the Polish government for help, as the U.S. was desperately cobbling together allies to counter Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait. The captured Americans held valuable intelligence and were they compromised, it could've spelled ruin for Desert Storm. John Pomfret's gripping account of the highly unusual mission reveals the surprising relationship between Poland and the U.S. The CIA had long been a fan of the tradecraft of Polish intelligence officers who back during the Carter administration had robbed America of its military secrets. Once the Berlin Wall fell, the agency signed Poland's ex-communist spies on as allies and they worked for America around the world. This cooperation didn't end with Poland's accession to NATO in 1999. Polish operatives conducted operations for America in Iran and North Korea. After 9/11, the Polish government even allowed the CIA to open a so-called black site in Poland to interrogate and waterboard suspected terrorists. As the U.S. teeters on the edge of a new cold war with Russia and China, Pomfret, who first uncovered this story during his long career at the Washington Post, revisits these little-known events as a reminder of the importance of allies in a dangerous world."--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Pomfret, J. (2021). From Warsaw with love: Polish spies, the CIA, and the forging of an unlikely alliance (First edition.). Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pomfret, John, 1959-. 2021. From Warsaw With Love: Polish Spies, the CIA, and the Forging of an Unlikely Alliance. Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pomfret, John, 1959-. From Warsaw With Love: Polish Spies, the CIA, and the Forging of an Unlikely Alliance Henry Holt and Company, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Pomfret, John. From Warsaw With Love: Polish Spies, the CIA, and the Forging of an Unlikely Alliance First edition., Henry Holt and Company, 2021.

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