Overstating the CIA's Role
as Postwar Puppet Master

Overstating the CIA's Role 1

Sometime in the 1980s, in a lecture hall at a provincial ag school, a recruiter from the Central Intelligence Agency tried to tempt the soil-science and animal-husbandry majors into a career. A group of shaggy high-school townies disrupted the talk, asking him questions about the Agency’s long history of bloody covert actions and dirty tricks. Each time the recruiter responded, the townies flashed a large placard to the audience that read "LIE."

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