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Inside the CIA

Program #STOJ003. Recorded in Boulder, CO on April 09, 1989.

The CIA, formed in 1947, is the covert arm of U.S. foreign policy. Its $30 billion budget is secret. The CIA's very first operations were to break up strikes and disrupt democratic elections in France and Italy. At about the same time, the Agency protected and hired a number of notorious high-ranking ex-Nazis. Construction of the historical record has been sketchy at best. Over the years, many Agency documents have simply disappeared. Allegations of CIA involvement with drug trafficking have persisted but have been difficult to prove. Interviewed by David Barsamian.


John Stockwell

John Stockwell is the highest-ranking CIA officer to go public. During his 13-year tenure at the Agency, he was involved in operations in the Congo and Vietnam. As Director of the Angola Task Force, he ran the secret war in that country. He is the author of In Search of Enemies and The Praetorian Guard.

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