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Secrets of the Cold War: US Army Europe's Intelligence & Counterintelligence Activities Against the Soviets During the Cold War Kindle Edition
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Leland graduated from Mississippi State University in 1969 where he majored in communications, studied Military Science (and received some airborne training) and obtained his Army commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Intelligence Corps. On active duty in 1969, he attended the combat arms tanker's Armored Officers' Basic Course; the Counterintelligence Special Agent's Course and served at various locations in the US. Upon leaving active duty, he joined the US Civil Service and began working for the military in various intelligence jobs, starting as a GS-9 in 1973.
He served at our nation's Military Headquarters, The Pentagon from 1973 to 1976. In 1979, he arrived in Heidelberg, Germany, and served 16 years at US Army Europe where he actively participated in the Cold War. To thwart espionage, he appeared on several live and recorded segments of the European Armed Forces Network TV and Radio to discuss counterespionage strategies, both past and present.
He then retired as a GM-14 in 1995. At that time, he was the most senior Security Specialist in Europe. While overseas, he acquired a M. Ed. from Boston University.
After he retired from civil service, he taught speech at several local colleges. With his background in Security and Intelligence, he worked as a contract investigator for ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) with 9/11 related duties.
He is now fully retired and resides with his wife, Charlotte, and rescued greyhound, Keener, in Alabama.
Top Customer Reviews
McCaslin had the book reviewed by the National Security Agency (NSA) and other government agencies to ensure he was not inadvertently divulging any secret material even though considerable time has passed since the Cold War ended. If anything the author wanted to get in was kept out, it's hard to imagine what this was.Read more ›
As one of Lee's compatriots, I welcomed the news that Lee was fulfilling his long-time desire to write about the cold war. We were both fortunate to work and practice our trades within the Army Headquarters in Heidelberg, in addition to serving at other "cold war" posts.
I greatly appreciate Lee's effort, which brings to mind my involvement in many of the same activities, not to mention many other similar activities which are still cloaked by the mists of time and security.
Congratulations, Lee, and Thank You!
Part of the problem may have been with the Kindle implementation. Sometimes it was hard to understand when a new author's part had started. The formatting of the book seemed a little off.
Overall, as I said, I enjoyed the book. It taught me more about a time and place that doesn't seem to get a lot of attention.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was written by a neighbor friend of ours. Lee loved being in the military and felt pride in the years he served. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Dylsgram
Secrets Of The Cold War should have been titled, Boring & Insignificant Details Of The Cold War. I was expecting information on covert ops; what I got was stories about guys riding... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Steven M. Bohne
This book has a few interesting stories and some good photos but offers little regarding secrets or compelling reading to make this an interesting cold war book.Published 16 months ago by kenneth jones
This book will be of interest in particular to European Cold Warriors and perhaps their families; who knows, maybe others. It should be of interest to everyone. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Charles W. Arnold
Don't waste your time with this poorly written book. It is just rehash of old newspaper stories. Nothing new here.Published on June 21, 2013 by Robt Mansker
It wanted the book as I served in Germany for 1955 to 1957. I was in an airborne division and we were all pretty well convinced that if WWIII opened up we would be canon fodder. Read morePublished on June 13, 2013 by Blanco
This is the most boring made up tale I have ever
read. Save your money,just another piece of gov.
I found this book too boring to be read to the end. From time to time there is an interesting anectode but everything is so disconnected, written in dry language.Published on January 17, 2013 by Anto Jurkovic
Disclaimer: I was a Spook in this era pushed by the vagaries of politics, so the absence of a real sense of the spy wars which is limited in detail,might bother some. Read morePublished on January 15, 2013 by LA Dave