Frank Snepp

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(spook, author, whistleblower, investigative journalist)
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Born3 May 1943
Kinston, North Carolina, USA
Alma materColombia University
CIA analyst turned whistleblower

Frank Snepp, "one of the CIA’s first whistle­blowers",[1] stated that "We were told the Australians might as well be regarded as North Vietnamese collaborators."[2]


Snepp was recruited to the CIA in 1968, by the Associate Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Philip Mosely.

CIA analyst

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.