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Living Dangerously: A Review of “The Lion’s Grave”
By Frank Smyth, November 10, 2002, The Washington Post

Any egomaniac with an audience can do a live stand-up in an alleged combat zone these days, but Jon Lee Anderson is a war correspondent’s journalist. On Sept. 11, while most Americans were still either looking up…

My Enemy’s Friends: In Guatemala, the DEA fights the CIA
By Frank Smyth, June 5, 1995, The New Republic

Why did the Guatemalan military kill American innkeeper Michael DeVine? In April of this year, acting CIA Director William 0. Studeman and other U.S. officials implicated Colonel Julio Roberto Alpírez, who was on the CIA payroll at the time of the crime, in the June 1990 killing…