In Red Weather

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-07-01
  • Publisher: Editions Didier Millet
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In Red Weather tells the story of Dan Cameron, an ex-CIA agent and one of the last living insiders who witnessed the events that culminated in the alleged communist coup in Indonesia in 1965. The coup was the pecursor to the brutal transition that ended the advance of communisim in Southeast Asia and allowed the establishment of Suharto's New Order Government.

Cameron landed as an idealistic but naive young spy in Surabaya in 1960. His greatest success was Operation Habrink in which, through hard work, persistence and sheer good luck, he was able to secure the top-secret opearting manuals for the Soviet Union's most advanced weaponry. These included the new deadly surface-to-air missiles that shot down Gary Powers and were decimating the B-52 flying fortresses during their first bombing raids in Vietnam.

The story is full of original anecdotes, intrigue and, finally, betrayal. Written as a soulful and sensitive memoir, the book also reflects on the successes and errors of this crirical period in history.

Author Biography

Daniel F. Cameron worked at the Central Intelligence Agency from 1960 for 22 years, retiring in 1982 as Chief of Operations, East Asia. He holds two intelligence medals of merit. After leaving the CIA, he worked as a freelance writer and record reviewer. In 1990 he became the managing director of Hemsing Associates, a public relations firm specialising in classical music.

Born 1 August 1931 in Brooklyn, New York, he began his career at the National City Bank and then, upon receiving an H.V. Kaltenborn Scholarship, earned an A.B. in Government from Harvard College and a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. He was married to the late Barbara Peck from 1957 until her death in 1987; they had six children. In 1990 he married Josephine Hemsing; they make their home in New York City.

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