As the CIA turns seventy, celebrated intelligence historian John Prados takes a provocative and panoramic look at the Agency through the eyes of key figures in CIA history and in light of its covert actions around the world. Drawing on a wealth of newly declassified documents, join Prados as he throws fresh light on classic agency operations such as the Bay of Pigs, and discerns a disturbing continuum from the practice of covert actions from Iran in the 1950s, Chile and Vietnam in the 1970s, and Central America in the 1980s to the current secret wars in the Muslim world. He’ll explore the premise of his new book Ghosts of Langley that spy chief legends including Allen Dulles and Frank Wisner were masters of obfuscation who shielded the agency from government probing to the extent that their legacy culminates in the secret overseas prisons and torture programs of the War on Terror.
For a limited time, gain access to The Ghosts of Langley and upcoming program The Foundation of the CIA for $18!
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