Reviews of Willing Accomplices
"5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Read (don't let the authors' politics keep you away), September 2, 2011
This book worked for me on two levels:
1. as good storytelling of some remarkable historic events he has uncovered and interpreted.
2. As a warning to reconsider some modern PC assumptions, by trying to demonstrate that their roots partly come from a program to destroy our culture."
For details: www.willingaccomplices.com
Kent served as a staff CIA case officer in the 1990s, and as a contractor after 9/11. He has worked in various capacities in intelligence positions in Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His specialty is Counter-terrorism and Islamic Extremism.
Kent has also worked Counter-intelligence, Counter-proliferation, Counter-narcotics, and other targets. In addition to extensive liaison work with foreign intel services, he has worked in the US Intel Community in inter-agency, inter-governmental intelligence operations since 9/11. He was awarded the Intelligence Community Seal Medallion, the highest civilian intelligence agency decoration for contractors, for his counter-terrorist operations in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. His work in the Philippines was described in an article by Mark Bowden in the Atlantic Monthly in March 2007, “Jihadists in Paradise.”
In the US Air Force, Kent was a Vietnamese linguist, completing language training at DLI in Monterey, CA. He served for three years at Clark AB in the Philippines.
Kent’s educational background includes a BA in Southeast Asian Studies-Linguistics from SUNYExcelsiorCollege and an MA in Linguistics and Business from OhioUniversity, as well as graduate studies in Instructional Design at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He has more or less linguistic expertise in Vietnamese, Italian, Malay/Indonesian, Spanish, and Arabic. He is a member of the International Association for Intelligence Education; the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, and the Association for Intelligence Officers.
With a career that has spanned the globe, in multiple roles and operations, Kent has many stories to tell.