Almost totally lost in the reporting on the Ukraine crisis is the fact the CIA had an active program of covert intervention into Ukraine for nearly seven decades. The history of that intervention is not being examined by any side in this conflict because it is tied up with the Cold War and the political fallout of the fall of the Soviet Union. But the politics from that time threaten to flare up again, as NATO and Russia move towards a possible armed confrontation.
|By: Jeff Kaye Saturday August 9, 2014 7:38 pm|
|By: Jeff Kaye Thursday April 10, 2014 1:04 am|
In March 2014, the CIA released a new version its 1963 KUBARK interrogation/torture manual which contains new revelations that extend our knowledge of CIA interrogation activities. The updated version of the manual still contains numerous redactions, even 51 years after the document’s origination. But it also includes brand-new information about the CIA’s use of torture, including never before revealed discussions of the CIA’s early use of foreign intelligence services for both interrogation and detention, including the use of such foreign services as cover for CIA interrogations.
|By: Jeff Kaye Tuesday December 10, 2013 2:03 am|
According to a CIA document declassified in March 2006, the U.S. government lied publicly about pushing for a United Nations “on-the-spot” investigation into Soviet, Chinese and North Korean charges of U.S. use of biological weapons (BW) during the Korean War. The reason the U.S. didn’t want any investigation was because an “actual investigation” would reveal military operations, “which, if revealed, could do us psychological as well as military damage.” The declassified memo specifically stated as an example of what could be revealed “8th Army preparations or operations (e.g. chemical warfare).”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday December 10, 2012 9:26 am|
A documentary series from film director Oliver Stone and American University history professor Peter Kuznick called The Untold History of the United States has been airing on Showtime every Monday for the past weeks. The series challenges common perceptions of American history by highlighting key events or developments that have been largely forgotten. The fourth episode, “The Cold War,” aired [...]