Growing Up CIA
Podcast—Eva Dillon’s dad made friends with the Russians and helped end the Cold War
Despite some close calls, the United States and the Soviet Union never engaged in a full-scale conflict with each other during the Cold War. The fear of nuclear Armageddon loomed for decades but never occurred. The world avoided the devastation thanks to the efforts of politicians, spies and soldiers.
If not for some special and unexpected relationships across the Iron Curtain, the world may look very different today.
This week on War College, author Eva Dillon talks us through her new book, Spies in the Family, and one of the relationships that kept the world safe. Dillon’s father was a CIA operative whose most trusted asset was a high-level Soviet general and a close family friend.