| Frank Snepp |
(spook, author, whistleblower, investigative journalist)
|Born||3 May 1943|
Kinston, North Carolina, USA
|Alma mater||Colombia University|
CIA analyst turned whistleblower
Snepp was recruited to the CIA in 1968, by the Associate Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Philip Mosely.
Snepp was chief analyst of North Vietnamese strategy for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Saigon during the Vietnam War.
Snepp published a Vietnam memoir, Decent Interval in 1977, at great risk to his career. Snepp accused the CIA of ruining his career and violating his First Amendment rights. The CIA, in return, claimed Snepp had violated his employment agreement by speaking out. Snepp enlisted the help of the ACLU in his defense.
He later worked as a producer for KNBC-TV.