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Leslie Absher

A CIA Officer’s Daughter Remembers the 1967 Greek Coup

By Leslie Absher Just prior to the 1967 Greek coup, fifty-five years ago, I arrived in Athens with my mother and CIA father. He was a young officer and Greece was his first field assignment. I was a toddler when...

My Dad Was a CIA Spy in Greece — But Not a Thug

by Leslie Absher When I was just a baby, my father was sent to Greece for his first field assignment with the CIA. It was the summer of 1966 when we arrived, nine months before the military coup led...

Never Forget Bouboulinas Street

By Leslie Absher I spent the first years of my childhood living in Athens during the junta, brought to Greece by my CIA dad for his first field assignment. I knew nothing about the dictatorship then; I was a child playing...

CIA Daughter On the Anniversary of the Coup Her Dad Helped

By Leslie Absher A baby before the coup, brought there by her father, a young spy on his first mission. “There is much I’ll never know about his work in Greece but my love for him and Greece calls me...