David Murphy (CIA)

David Murphy (June 23, 1921-August 28, 2014) was the Central Intelligence Agency'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 operation division.

In 1997, he and his counterpart - former KGB Berlin Chief Sergei Kondrashev - co-wrote Battleground Berlin, a memoir of the Cold War.[1]


  1. ^ "David Murphy, Soviet ops chief at CIA, dies". Washington Post. September 9, 2014. 

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