Smarmy Alligator

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Er, scary:

‘Porter J. Goss, the new intelligence chief, has told Central Intelligence Agency employees that their job is to “support the administration and its policies in our work,” a copy of an internal memorandum shows.

“As agency employees we do not identify with, support or champion opposition to the administration or its policies,” Mr. Goss said in the memorandum, which was circulated late on Monday. He said in the document that he was seeking “to clarify beyond doubt the rules of the road.”‘

Does anyone know of any very thorough books on the history of CIA? I’ve become a bit obsessed in recent months (again, blame Chomsky). I’m reading The Cultural Cold War right now, which deals primarily with CIA propaganda campaigns after World War II, in Europe and elsewhere, to promote “liberty” and “freedom,” as defined in a capitalist democracy. It’s interesting, and includes a lot of history of the development of the Agency, but I want more.


Written by laura k

November 17, 2004 at 6:14 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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