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The Secret Team: The Cia And Its Allies In Control Of The United States And The World By L. Fletcher Prouty

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

By L. Fletcher Prouty

March 1997:

This 1997 edition of the book is available in its entirety on Len Osanic's rip-roaring 1997 CD-ROM, The Collected Works of Col. L. Fletcher Prouty along with ~600MB of 70+ articles, 100 images, 30 topics, and 6 hours of audio material. Read all about it and how to order your own copy by going to:

Here on radical, we will be hooking up the rest of the book in HTML and ASCII formats over the next 7 months. Each month will see the following chapters come online:

May: Chapters 3-6

June: Chapters 7-10

July: Chapters 11-15

August: Chapters 16-19

September: Chapters 20-23

October: Appendices I-III

The online copy of this book was made possible by the efforts and generosity of Len Osanic. We thank him for his support. Be sure to check out the details on the complete CD if you are interested in this book. There is a great deal to recommend it for anyone who wants to study the writings, interviews, and perceptions of Colonel Prouty. The significance of Prouty's level and depth of the first-hand experience of World War II and direct participation in the ensuing birth and rise of the National Security State is provided in great detail on The Collected Works CD.



Author's Note


Preface to the Second Edition

Preface: "THE SECRET TEAM II" 1997

               PART I THE SECRET TEAM

Chapter 1 The "Secret Team" -- the Real Power Structure

Chapter 2 The Nature of Secret Team Activity: A Cuban Case Study

               PART II THE CIA: HOW IT RUNS

Chapter 3 An Overview of the CIA

          Section I. Intelligence versus Secret Operations

          Section II. Origins of the Agency and

                              the Seeds of Secret Operations

          Section III. A Simple Coup d'�tat to a Global Mechanism

Chapter 4 From the Word of the Law to the Interpretation:

                             President Kennedy Attempts to Put the CIA Under Control

Chapter 5 "Defense" as a National Military Philosophy,

                             the Natural Prey of the Intelligence Community

Chapter 6 "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 . . ."

          Coordination of Intelligence -- the

          Major Assigned Role of the CIA

          Correlation, Evaluation, and Dissemination of Intelligence: Heart of the Profession

          Services of Common Concern: An Attempt at Efficiency

Chapter 7 From the Pines of Maine to the Birches of Russia:

                             The Nature of Clandestine Operations

Chapter 8 CIA: "The Cover Story" Intelligence Agency

                             and the Real-Life Clandestine Operator

Chapter 9 The Coincidence of Crises

Chapter 10 The Dulles-Jackson-Correa Report in Action


Chapter 11 The Dulles Era Begins

Chapter 12 Personnel: The Chameleon Game

Chapter 13 Communications: The Web of the World

Chapter 14 Transportation: Anywhere in the World -- Now

Chapter 15 Logistics by Miracle


                                 THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

Chapter 16 Cold War: The Pyrrhic Gambit

Chapter 17 Mission Astray, Soviet Gamesmanship

Chapter 18 Defense, Containment, and Anti-Communism

Chapter 19 The New Doctrine: Special Forces and

                      the Penetration of the Mutual Security Program

Chapter 20 Khrushchev's Challenge: The U-2 Dilemma

Chapter 21 A Time of Covert Action: U-2 to Kennedy Inaugural

Chapter 22 Camelot: From the Bay of Pigs to Dallas, Texas

Chapter 23 Five Presidents: "Nightmares We Inherited"


          I. Definition of Special Operations

          II. Powers and Duties of the CIA

          III. Training Under the Mutual Security Program



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