March 17th, 2010
07:09 AM ET

Ex-CIA spy speaks out in new book

In his new book, "The Reluctant Spy," John Kiriakou gives an insider's view of his secret life as a spy and his role in fighting the war on terror.

Read the full story and watch video of the interview from CNN National Security Producer Pam Benson

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  1. J-Rod

    I have read many books written by Ex agents. All read much better than fiction. These men and women are true heroes. They are on the front line defending the rights of those in the US that despise them. A common thread I have found in most books is the agents grow weary of liberal government officials cutting their budgets thus limiting their ability to maintain good field contacts. I say turn the spooks loose, let them do what they are trained to do. America will be a much safer place.

    March 18, 2010 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. A. Smith, Oregon

    If this novel had anything that was secret and revealing, the CIA would prevent it from being printed and the author would be actively hunted and disappear from the face of the earth.

    The very fact this novel is not being blocked from printing, and there has been no hasty news conferences by the Director of the CIA in regards to this 'expose' tells me that it's mostly fiction and entirely missing of real and factual secret operations by the CIA which would curl everyday American's hair and make the most ardent American scream with anger and hatred against the CIA.

    March 17, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |