The author recounts his experience in working for the largest public relations agency in the world, where he found himself beginning a 12-year war with the CIA. The Voice of America and the International Press and Publications Division were chief units of State's information operation. The author's first assignment was as an editor for the press service's daily news operation, the Wireless Bulletin. The staffs assembled to combat communism abroad were a mixed lot. Guidance about communism and the communist states came basically from the still new CIA, relayed by State "policy officers" reluctant to voice opinions on their own. The author considered himself well read on the topic, but he would soon learn how little he knew, and, worse, how much less the CIA knew about the machinations of the communist nations of eastern Europe, Russia and Asia. It would be the beginning of his 12-year war with the CIA.