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Nothing But the Truth by Maryann Karinch

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1 What Do We Mean by “Truth”?

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

—Buddha

The only way you’re going to get the truth is if it comes willingly from the other person.1

—Eric Maddox,

the Army interrogator who located Saddam Hussein,                              and author of Mission: Blacklist #1

Intelligence professionals have a duty to speak truth to power. In the case of officers in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the United States or MI6 in Great Britain “power” is a head of state whose decisions can affect millions, even billions, of people. Intelligence pros in the corporate environment inform and advise senior executives whose decisions impact jobs and salaries throughout a company.

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