The Central Intelligence Agency: An Encyclopedia of Covert Ops, Intelligence Gathering, and Spies, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Jan Goldman
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  • ISBN-10: 1610690923
  • ISBN-13: 9781610690928
  • DDC: 327.127300
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 847 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released April 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Overview

This two-volume reference work offers both students and general-interest readers a definitive resource that examines the impact the CIA has had on world events throughout the Cold War and beyond. From its intervention in Guatemala in 1954, through the Bay of Pigs, the Vietnam War, the Iran-Contra Affair, and its key role in Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, this objective, apolitical work covers all of this controversial intelligence agency's most notable successes and failures. The content focuses on describing how a U.S. government organization that is unlike any other conducts covert warfare, surreptitiously collects information, and conducts espionage. The work allows for easy reference of former CIA operations and spies, looking at the positive and negative aspects of each operation and the "why" and "how" of its execution. The second volume provides documentation that supports and amplifies more than 200 cross-referenced entries. Readers will be able to understand the reasons behind the CIA's various actions, perceive how the agency's role has evolved across its 75-year history, and intelligently consider the viability and future of the CIA.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Jan Goldman

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Preface.
Introduction.
Timeline of Central Intelligence Agency and Intelligence Activities, 1939–2015.
1: Afghanistan.
2: Agee, Philip (1935–2008).
3: Air America.
4: Air Reconnaissance.
5: AJAX, Operation (1953).
6: Alec Station.
7: Al Harethi Drone Strike.
8: Allende Gossens, Salvador (1908–1973).
9: Ames, Aldrich (1941– ).
10: Angleton, James (1917–1987).
11: Animal Farm.
12: Arbenz Guzmán, Jacobo (1913–1971).
13: ARTICHOKE, Operation (1951–1953).
14: Assassination.
15: A-12 Blackbird.
16: AZORIAN, Project (1974).
17: Barnett, David (1933–1993).
18: Bay of Pigs Invasion (1961).
19: Berlin Blockade and Airlift (1948–1949).
20: Berlin Spy Carousel.
21: Berlin Tunnel.
22: Bird & Sons.
23: Bissell, Richard Mervin, Jr. (1909–1994).
24: Blackmail.
25: Blowback.
26: BLUEBIRD, Project (1950–1955).
27: Book of Honor.
28: Boyce, Christopher (1953– ).
29: Brigade 2506.
30: Buckley, William F. (1928–1985).
31: Casey, William (1913–1987).
32: Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949.
33: Central Intelligence Agency Information Act of 1984.
34: Central Intelligence Group.
35: CHAOS, Operation (1967–1973).
36: Cherkashin, Victor (1932– ).
37: Chile.
38: Church Committee.
39: Clandestine Services.
40: Coercive Interrogation.
41: Colby, William (1920–1996).
42: Cold War and the CIA.
43: Communications Intelligence.
44: CONGRESS, Operation (1950-1979).
45: Contractors.
46: Contras.
47: Copeland, Miles (1916–1991).
48: CORONA, Program (1959–1972).
49: Counterterrorism Center.
50: Cuba.
51: Cubela, Rolando (1932– ).
52: “Curveball” (1968– ).
53: Cyber Security.
54: Dark Alliance Series (1996– ).
55: Data Mining.
56: Dawe, Amos (ca. 1935– ).
57: Dead Drop.
58: Deutch Rules.
59: Disinformation.
60: Domestic Spying.
61: Donovan, William (1883–1959).
62: Dooley, Thomas A., III (1927–1961).
63: Double Agents.
64: Drones.
65: Drug Trafficking.
66: Dulles, Allen (1893–1969).
67: ECHELON System.
68: Eclipse Group.
69: Eisenhower, Dwight David (1890–1969).
70: Electronic Intelligence.
71: Falcon and Snowman.
72: “Family Jewels” (Mid-1970s).
73: Farfield Foundation.
74: Favaro Affair (1975– ).
75: FBI Relations.
76: 5412 Special Group.
77: Ford Foundation.
78: Foreign Broadcast Information Service.
79: Freedom of Information Act.
80: Front Organizations.
81: Garber, Joy Ann (1919–1963).
82: Gee, Elizabeth Ethel (1915–1984).
83: Gehlen, Reinhard (1902–1979).
84: Gladio Network (1945–Early 1990s).
85: Glomar Explorer.
86: Goleniewski, Michael (1922–1993).
87: Golitsyn, Anatoliy (1926– ).
88: Goss, Porter (1938– ).
89: Guatemalan Intervention (1954).
90: Guevara, Che (1928–1967).
91: Gulf of Tonkin Incident (1964).
92: GUSTO, Project (1950s).
93: Handwriting Analysis.
94: Hekmati, Amir (1983– ).
95: Helms, Richard (1913–2002).
96: Hersh, Seymour (1937– ).
97: Howard, Edward Lee (1951–2002).
98: HT-LINGUAL, Operation (1952–1973).
99: Hughes-Ryan Amendment.
100: Huk Rebellion (1947–1952).
101: Human Intelligence.
102: Huston Plan.
103: Hypnosis.
104: Image Intelligence.
105: Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency.
106: Intelligence Oversight Act of 1980.
107: Intelligence versus Law Enforcement.
108: Invisible Ink.
109: Iran-Contra Affair (1986– ).
110: Italian General Election of 1948.
111: IVY BELLS, Operation (1975–1980).
112: Joint Inquiry into the Terrorist Attacks of September 11.
113: Kampiles, William (1954– ).
114: Kent, Sherman (1903–1986).
115: Kilim Affair (1984).
116: Kiriakou, John (1964– ).
117: Kirkpatrick Report.
118: Koecher, Karel (1934– ).
119: Komer, Robert (1922–2000).
120: Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti (KGB).
121: Kopatzky, Aleksandr (1922–1982).
122: Lansdale, Edward (1908–1987).
123: Lee, Andrew (1952– ).
124: Legal Restrictions on the Central Intelligence Agency.
125: Lockheed.
126: Lovestone, Jay (1897–1990).
127: Lumumba, Patrice (1925–1961).
128: Masri Case.
129: Mass Media (Information) Operations.
130: McCarthy, Mary O. (1945– ).
131: MERLIN, Operation (2000).
132: MKULTRA, Project (1953–1972).
133: MOBY DICK, Project (1947–1956).
134: MOCKINGBIRD, Operation (Late 1940s–1976).
135: MONGOOSE, Operation (1961–1963).
136: MOSES, Operation (1984–1985).
137: Mujahideen in the Soviet-Afghan War.
138: National Intelligence Council.
139: National Photographic Interpretation Center.
140: National Security.
141: National Security Act of 1947.
142: National Security Council Directive 4-A.
143: National Security Council Directive 10/2.
144: National Security Decision Directive 17.
145: Nicholson, Harold James (1950– ).
146: Nosenko, Yuri (1927–2008).
147: Office of Strategic Services.
148: Olson, Frank (1910–1953).
149: Open Source Center.
150: Osama Bin Laden, Killing of.
151: Panetta, Leon (1938– ).
152: Paramilitary Operations, Covert.
153: Penkovsky, Oleg (1919–1963).
154: Peterson, Martha (ca. 1945– ).
155: Philby, Kim (1912–1988).
156: PHOENIX Program.
157: Plumbers, Watergate (1971–1972).
158: Political Operations, Covert.
159: Politicized Intelligence Analysis.
160: Popov, Pyotr (1923–1960).
161: Powers, Francis Gary (1929–1977).
162: Predator Drone.
163: Presidential Finding.
164: Qala-i-Jangi Uprising.
165: Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty.
166: Reagan Doctrine.
167: Recorded Future, Inc..
168: Recruitment, Central Intelligence Agency.
169: Red Cell Report.
170: RED SOX, Operation (1949–1959).
171: Rendition.
172: Rockefeller Commission.
173: Roosevelt, Kermit, Jr. (1916–2000).
174: Senate Torture Report.
175: September 11 Attacks.
176: September 11 Attacks, Warning of.
177: Shackley, Theodore G. (1927–2002).
178: Signals Intelligence.
179: Six-Day War (1967).
180: SLAMMER, Project (1985– ).
181: Smith, Walter Bedell (1895–1961).
182: Snepp, Frank (1943– ).
183: Spann, Johnny (1969–2001).
184: Special Activities Division.
185: Special Projects, Office of.
186: STARGATE, Project (1970s–1995).
187: Sterling, Jeffrey A. (ca. 1967– ).
188: Stockwell, John R. (1937– ).
189: STRAGGLE, Operation.
190: Swift Project.
191: Team A–Team B Exercise.