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Donald Gregg CIA
Clueless in the CIA. Served in Vietnam with the C.I.A. ( 1970 to 1972) and as a station chief and Ambassador in Seoul, South Korea, (1973-1975; 1989 to 1993) Wrote NYT, “We should have seen it as the end of the colonial era in Southeast Asia, which it really was. But instead, we saw it in Cold War terms, and we saw it as a defeat for the free world that was related to the rise of China [and invasion of Korea] And that was a total misreading of a pivotal event, which cost us very dearly.” However, Gregg was involved in CIA covert operations to aid the Contras against the Communist Sandinistas in Nicaragua. In July 2014, Gregg published his memoirs entitled, Pot Shards: Fragments of a Life Lived in CIA, the White House, and the Two Koreas.
This is a "stump" essay which will be revisited when time permits.
- See: “The “Vietnam War, Revisited.” Sunday Review, New York Times, SEPT. 23, 2017, Https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/opinion/sunday/vietnam-war-ken-burns.html
- See: Mark Edmond Clark review at https://greatcharlie.com/category/us-military-assistance-command-vietnam/