David Atlee Phillips


Phillips, David Atlee. Careers in Secret Operations: How to Be a Federal Intelligence Officer. Frederick, MD: University Publications. of America, 1984. Bethesda, MD: Stone Trail Press, 1984. [pb]

Pforzheimer: "Phillips ... has written a unique and valuable handbook for those interested in making any of the various aspects of intelligence their profession."

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Phillips, David Atlee. "'Goodbye, Mr. President.' 'Enjoy Your Retirement, Director.'" International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 1, no. 2 (1986): 127-132.

Re departures of CIA directors.


Phillips, David Atlee. "The Great White Case Officer." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 1, no. 1 (Spring 1986): 97-102.

Fond -- and fanciful -- remembrance of Allen Dulles, written by the former chief of CIA Latin American operations.


Phillips, David Atlee. The Night Watch; Twenty-five Years of Peculiar Service. New York: Atheneum, 1977. London: Robert Hale, 1978. New York: Ballantine, 1982. [pb] JK468I6P54

Clark comment: Phillips retired from the CIA in 1975 after a 25-year career during which he rose to the position of Chief, Western Hemisphere Division, Directorate of Operations. Pforzheimer calls Night Watch the "well-written, anecdotal and philosophic story" of the author's "intelligence career. It gives a meaningful account of the work and thoughts of a successful career officer." Constantinides finds "some primary-source nuggets" among the generalities of Phillips' careful presentation. For Lowenthal, the book contains "interesting and sometimes thoughtful insights."

See the author's account of Operation SHERWOOD, the clandestine radio portion of PBSUCCESS.

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Phillips, David Atlee. Secret Wars Diary: My Adventures in Combat, Espionage Operations and Covert Action. Bethesda, MD: Stone Trail Press, 1989.


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