240. Editorial Note

In January 1966 Ray Cline stepped down as Deputy Director for Intelligence of the Central Intelligence Agency, a position he had held since April 1962. R. Jack Smith succeeded him. Published memoirs by top CIA officials during the Johnson administration are rare, but the DDI is an exception. Cline discusses his experiences as DDI during the Johnson administration in Secrets, Spies, and Scholars: Blueprint of the Essential CIA, pages 199–214. Jack Smith describes his tenure as DDI under Johnson in The Unknown CIA: My Three Decades with the Agency, pages 170–199.