The following article was initially published in 1997. It is in part based on the work of William Blum, Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II, 1995 (GR Ed. M. Ch.)
The following timeline describes just a few of the hundreds of atrocities and crimes committed by the CIA:
The culture we lost — Secretary of State Henry Stimson refuses to endorse a code-breaking operation, saying, “Gentlemen do not read each other’s mail.”
COI created — In preparation for World War II, President Roosevelt creates the Office of Coordinator of Information (COI). General William “Wild Bill” Donovan heads the new intelligence service.
OSS created — Roosevelt restructures COI into something more suitable for covert action, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Donovan recruits so many of the nation’s rich and powerful that eventually people joke that…
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