Ray McGovern Interviewed by Rob Shetterly

Subject: CIA / American Intelligence / Foreign Wars
Themes: Peace Makers Whistleblowers Public Officials 21st Century
Age groups: High School
Resource type: Other

Ray McGovern Portrait by Robert ShetterlyAmericans Who Tell the Truth artist and activist Robert Shetterly talks with former CIA agent Ray McGovern, one of the subjects in the AWTT portrait series, for WERU Community Radio.

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From Ray McGovern's website:

'Ray came from his native New York to Washington in the early Sixties as an Army infantry/intelligence officer and then served as a CIA analyst from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of George H. W. Bush. Ray's duties included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President's Daily Brief, which he briefed one-on-one to President Ronald Reagan's most senior national security advisers from 1981 to 1985.

In January 2003, Ray helped create Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) to expose the way
intelligence was being falsified to "justify" war on Iraq. On the afternoon of the day (Feb. 5, 2003) Secretary of State Colin Powell misled the UN Security Council on Iraq, VIPS sent an urgent memorandum to President George W. Bush, in which we gave Powell a C minus for content.'