Truman on CIA, Thomas F. Troy. President Harry S. Truman had his own version of his role in the establishment of the Central Intelligence Agency. He once summed it up this way: "I got a couple of admirals together and they formed" the CIA. Another time he was quoted as describing the CIA as "his invention." Again, while still President, he told a CIA audience: "I ... suggested [to Admiral William D. Leahy] that there should be a Central Intelligence Agency," and consequently "The Admiral and I proceeded to try to work out a program
The National Intelligence Daily, Nathan Nielsen. In the vaulted Special Printing Plant on the seventh floor of Headquarters stands a blue-gray Miehle offset press that makes a curious "whisch-whisch" sound as it operates. This German-made press is very handy for printing booklet pages, and for decades the producers of national intelligence have served up their material in the form of booklets. Thus, nothing sounded unusual in the Special Printing Plant before dawn on January 10, 1974, as the press emitted its customary "whisch-whisch." But something looked highly irregular. The press was not printing booklet pages; instead, it was spreading out the sensitive, highly classified substance of national intelligence in the form of a newspaper. A tabloid newspaper...
Bodyguard of Lies by Anthony Cave Brown. Book review by Russell J. Bowen. The rather improbable title of this book — an outstanding example of what might perhaps best be described as scholarly investigative journalism applied to the field of oral1 military history — finds its origins in the following Churchill quotation ...
First Casualty, Book review by Clinton B. Conger. A full generation before Churchill insisted that truth in wartime should be shielded by "a bodyguard of lies," Senator Hiram Johnson was asserting in 1917 that "the first casualty when war comes is truth." ...
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