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

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

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ISBN-13: 9781616082840
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 157,673
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Jesse Ventura is the former independent governor of Minnesota. He is also a former US Navy frogman, a professional wrestler, a movie actor, a visiting fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including American Conspiracies, 63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read, and Don’t Start the Revolution Without Me! He was the host and executive producer of truTV’s Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura, which won the Stony Award from High Times magazine in 2010. He was also the host of the political talk show Off The Grid, which aired on RT America and online at Ora.tv. He has a reputation as a rebel and a freethinker, and he has no qualms about questioning authority. He spends half the year in Baja, Mexico and the other half in his home state of Minnesota.

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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