David Murphy (CIA)

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David Murphy was the CIA's station chief in Berlin from 1959 to 1961, in which position he advised John F. Kennedy on how to react to the construction of the Berlin Wall. Subsequently, he became chief of the Agency's Soviet Russia division.

In 1997, he and his counterpart - former KGB Berlin Chief Sergei Kondrashev - co-wrote Battleground Berlin, a memoir of the Cold War.

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