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Covert Network: Progressives, the International Rescue Committee and the CIA
     

Covert Network: Progressives, the International Rescue Committee and the CIA

by Eric Thomas Chester, Eric T. Chester
 

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This book tells the story of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the largest nonsectarian refugee relief agency in the world. Founded in the 1930s by socialist militants, the IRC attracted the support of renowned progressives such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Norman Thomas, and Reinhold Niebuhr. But by the 1950s it had been absorbed into the American foreign policy

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This book tells the story of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the largest nonsectarian refugee relief agency in the world. Founded in the 1930s by socialist militants, the IRC attracted the support of renowned progressives such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Norman Thomas, and Reinhold Niebuhr. But by the 1950s it had been absorbed into the American foreign policy establishment. Throughout the Cold War, the IRC was deeply involved in the volatile confrontations between the two superpowers and participated in an array of sensitive clandestine operations. The IRC thus evolved from a small organization of committed activists to a global operation functioning as one link in the CIA's covert network.

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The history of the International Rescue Committee, on the one hand a refugee relief agency providing humanitarian aid to the victims of wars and disasters, on the other hand an essential component of the covert network, the interconnected set of organizations helping the US intelligence community to implement a variety of clandestine operations designed to destabilize the Soviet Union and its dependent allies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781563245503
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/31/1995
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.04(d)
Lexile:
1630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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