In addition, it obtains information from other U.
It is important to note, though, that the OPC was quite unique. Early successes and failures[ edit ] In the early days of the cold war, successes for the CIA were few and far between.
The gradual Soviet takeover of Romaniathe Soviet takeover of Czechoslovakiathe Soviet blockade of BerlinCIA assessments of the Soviet atomic bomb projectthe Korean War and then, when theChinese troops waiting at the Korean border entered the war,  all, arguably, failures of Central intelligence of the highest profile imaginable.
Through him the CIA coordinated hundreds of airdrop operations inside the iron curtain, all compromised by Philby. American intelligence suffered from almost countless compromises of the networks it tried to set up.
This too was fruitless. Snydera Truman stalwart. Funds moved from the fund into the bank accounts of wealthy Americans, many of whom had Italian heritage.
They were divided into three tasking groups. Intelligence gathering through infiltration, guerrilla warfare, and pilot rescue. Tofte would be filing reports indicating success in operations long after any hope for the infiltration teams was cold in the ground.
Seoul station chief, and Army Colonel Albert Haney openly celebrated the capabilities of those agents, and the information they sent.
Hart reported to Washington that Seoul station was hopeless, and could not be salvaged. With no end to the avalanche of money, the CIA explored every option in China. Four months later they radioed for help. It was an ambush. Razmara is assassinated in March Khalil Tahmassebia member of a terrorist group that follows the teachings of Ayatollah Khomeini is arrested, the next day over 8, members of the National Front, and the Marxist Tudeh party protest his arrest.
The protesters threaten to kill the Shah, any Iranian legislator that opposes oil nationalization, and anyone responsible for the imprisonment of Tahmassebi. Mosaddeq is elected to replace the slain PM, but conditions his acceptance on the nationalization of oil, which went through unanimously.
Nationalization of the British funded Iranian oil industry, including the largest oil refinery in the world, is disastrous. A British naval embargo successfully shutters the British oil facilities.
Iran has no skilled workers to operate the British facilities, and no way of exporting the product anyway. In Mosaddeq bucked against royal refusal to approve his Minister of War, aiming to take control of the military from the Shah. Again the National Front, and Tudeh took to the streets, again threatening assassinations four Iran Prime Ministers had been assassinated in the last few years.
Mosaddeq quickly replaced military leaders loyal to the Shah with those loyal to him, giving him personal control over the military. Mosaddeq took six months of emergency powers, giving him the power to unilaterally pass legislation.
When that expired, his powers were extended for another year. Mosaddeq began manipulating the Iranian Parliament, but his supporters left quickly. To prevent the loss of his control of parliament, Mosaddeq dismissed parliamentand, at the same time, took dictatorial powers.
This power grab triggered the Shah to exercise his constitutional right to dismiss Mosaddeq.Aug 15, · This brief bibliography of intelligence literature provides a wide spectrum of views on intelligence and the Central Intelligence Agency.
The readings cover history, technology, opinion, and some of the key personalities associated with intelligence.
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