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Book Title: The Secret Team: The CIA & its Allies in Control of the United States & the World|
The author of the book: L. Fletcher Prouty
Date of issue: April 1st 1973
ISBN 13: 9780137981731
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 476 KB
Edition: Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ)
Read full description of the books The Secret Team: The CIA & its Allies in Control of the United States & the World:The Secret Team, L. Fletcher Prouty's expose of the CIA's brutal methods of maintaining national security during the Cold War, was first published in the 1970s. However, virtually all copies of the book disappeared upon distribution, having been purchased en masse by shady "private buyers." Certainly, Prouty's allegations--such as how the U-2 Crisis of 1960 was fixed to sabotage the Eisenhower/Khrushchev talks--cannot have pleased the CIA.
Prouty contributed to Oliver Stone's handling of "JFK" & apparently apprised Jim Garrison of covert ops methodology. His role became a plot device, Prouty being the "X" played by Donald Sutherland. His book seemed a little outre at publication, but has stood the test of time, now being cited in academic & scholarly work.
L. Fletcher Prouty (1917–2001), a retired Air Force colonel, 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.
Read information about the authorCol. Prouty spent 9 of his 23 year military career in the Pentagon (1955-1964): 2 years with the Secretary of Defense, 2 years with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and 5 years with Headquarters, U.S. Air Force. In 1955 he was appointed the first "Focal Point" officer between the CIA and the Air Force for Clandestine Operations per National Security Council Directive 5412. He was Briefing Officer for the Secretary of Defense (1960-1961), and for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
In this capacity Col. Prouty would be at the nerve center of the Military-Industrial Complex at a time unequalled in American History. He has written on these subjects, about the JFK assassination, the Cold War period, and Vietnamese warfare, and the existence of a "Secret Team". He backs up his his work with seldom seen or mentioned official documents - some never before released.
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