Tag: Richard Helms

Chile’s journalists union kicked out a powerful media mogul for taking CIA propaganda cash

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LIMA, Peru — The US government’s covert role in the brutal overthrow of President Salvador Allende — Chile’s 9/11 — is angering Chileans once again. Earlier this week, the national journalists association kicked out a prominent media mogul, Agustin Edwards. He is the 87-year-old owner and

LEGACY OF ASHES. The History of the CIA

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“We went all over the world and we did what we wanted,” said Al Ulmer, the C.I.A.’s Far East division chief in the 1950s. “God, we had fun.” But even their successes turned out to be failures. In 1963, the

Top 7 JFK files the CIA still keeps secret

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It is not a theory that the CIA is still keeping secrets about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. It is a documented fact. Here is what is known about seven key JFK files —

THE CIA HATCHED TWO PLOTS TO ASSASSINATE NIXON AND SABOTAGED THE WATERGATE BREAK-IN

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When the senator later looked into the relationship between the president and his CIA director, Richard Helms, he summed it up by remarking that ‘Nixon and Helms have so much on each other, neither of them can breathe.’ ‘Nixon also

REVIEW: A Look Over My Shoulder. A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency

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By Richard Helms, with William Hood. New York, NY: Random House, 2003. 452 pages. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In the parlance of espionage, the autobiography of America's one-time spymaster, Richard Helms, might best be called a "sleeper agent." For nearly half of the

REVIEW: Spymasters. Ten CIA Officers in Their Own Words

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  Edited by Ralph E. Weber. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, Inc., 1999. 355 pages __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In one of the ten long interviews that make up Ralph Weber's Spymasters, distinguished intelligence officer Sam Halpern underscores the importance of knowing what has