No Cloak, No Dagger

A Professor's Secret Life Inside the CIA

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Pub Date 19 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 19 Mar 2024
Rowman & Littlefield | Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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Lester Paldy, a distinguished professor, was tapped by the CIA in 1988 to join the Agency for a “trial run” as they faced a troubling new situation in Russia. That “temporary” assignment would last for 25 years, during which he would find himself tested by a shifting set of responsibilities, his ability to penetrate secret sites, his expertise in approaching and assessing targets for potential value to the Agency, and his personal commitment to breaking down long-held barriers between the CIA and the FBI. He achieved this by demonstrating to CIA officers and FBI special agents how to approach scientists in ways that fit smoothly into their research and organizational cultures. As long as Les Paldy remained at the CIA, officers and special agents from both intelligence bases would benefit from this unexpected opportunity.
Even today, years after his official departure from the Agency, Les Paldy is invited to brief intelligence officers and special agents. And now, the author extends an invitation to every reader to join him on his life-changing journey as the professor with “No Cloak, No Dagger.”
Lester Paldy enlisted in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, rising to the rank of Captain. He joined the faculty at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1967, where he rose to the rank of Distinguished Service Professor. After serving as a CIA Scholar in Residence, the CIA invited him to join the Agency as a part-time intelligence officer. He held this position, along with his position as professor at SUNY for more than twenty years. Paldy is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is active in the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.

Lester Paldy, a distinguished professor, was tapped by the CIA in 1988 to join the Agency for a “trial run” as they faced a troubling new situation in Russia. That “temporary” assignment would last...

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ISBN 9781538182147
PRICE $32.00 (USD)
PAGES 300

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