The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World

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In 1973 Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty published The Secret Team, a daring expose of the CIA's cold-blooded methods of maintaining national security during the Cold War. Conspiracy theorists believe that mysterious forces kept the book from being readily available. Prouty repeatedly tried to republish it, asserting that "the flames of censorship still sweep across the land." Now it is available again.

Prouty's allegations-among them that the U-2 Crisis of 1960 was arranged to ...

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Overview

In 1973 Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty published The Secret Team, a daring expose of the CIA's cold-blooded methods of maintaining national security during the Cold War. Conspiracy theorists believe that mysterious forces kept the book from being readily available. Prouty repeatedly tried to republish it, asserting that "the flames of censorship still sweep across the land." Now it is available again.

Prouty's allegations-among them that the U-2 Crisis of 1960 was arranged to sabotage negotiations between Eisenhower and Khrushchev, and that President Kennedy was assassinated to keep the U.S. in Vietnam-are still the raw material of countless conspiracy theories. The Secret Team raises the same crucial question today that it did in 1973: who is really calling the shots?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616082840
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 406,306
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

L. Fletcher Prouty (1917–2001), a retired colonel of the U.S. Air Force, served as the chief of special operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Kennedy years. He was directly in charge of the global system designed to provide military support for the clandestine activities of the CIA. He was also the author of The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies.

Jesse Ventura is the former governor of Minnesota and author of four national bestsellers, including 63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read and American Conspiracies. Ventura is the host of the television show Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura on truTV.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Author's Note     xi
Preface 1972     xvii
Preface to the Second Edition     xxix
Preface: "The Secret Team II" 1997     xxxiii
The Secret Team
The "Secret Team"-the Real Power Structure     1
The Nature of Secret Team Activity: A Cuban Case Study     27
The CIA: How it Runs
An Overview of the CIA     65
Intelligence versus Secret Operations     65
Origins of the Agency and the Seeds of Secret Operations     77
A Simple Coup d'Etat to a Global Mechanism     90
From the Word of the Law to the Interpretation: President Kennedy Attempts to Put the CIA Under Control     111
"Defense" as a National Military Philosophy, the Natural Prey of the Intelligence Community     143
"It Shall Be the Duty of the Agency: to Advise, to Coordinate, to Correlate and Evaluate and Disseminate and to Perform Services of Common Concern..."     165
From the Pines of Maine to the Birches of Russia: The Nature of Clandestine Operations     187
CIA: "The Cover Story" Intelligence Agency and the Real-Life Clandestine Operator     211
The Coincidence of Crises     237
The Dulles-Jackson-Correa Report in Action     263
The CIA: How it is Organized
The Dulles Era Begins     287
Personnel: The Chameleon Game     313
Communications: The Web of the World     331
Transportation: Anywhere in the World-Now     347
Logistics by Miracle     359
The CIA: Some Examples Throughout the World
Cold War: The Pyrrhic Gambit     373
Mission Astray, Soviet Gamesmanship     391
Defense, Containment, and Anti-Communism     403
The New Doctrine: Special Forces and the Penetration of the Mutual Security Program     425
Khrushchev's Challenge: The U-2 Dilemma     445
Time of Covert Action: U-2 to Kennedy Inaugural     457
Camelot: From the Bay of Pigs to Dallas, Texas     469
Five Presidents: "Nightmares We Inherited"     499
Appendices
Definition of Special Operations     511
Powers and Duties of the CIA     513
Training Under the Mutual Security Program     531
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