With Release of “Family Jewels,” CIA Acknowledges Years of Assassination Plots, Coerced Drug Tests & Domestic Spying (link)

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

With Release of “Family Jewels,” CIA Acknowledges Years of Assassination Plots, Coerced Drug Tests and Domestic Spying

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The CIA has released its so-called “family jewels” — nearly 700 pages of documents detailing some if its most infamous and illegal operations dating back to the 1950s. These include assassination plots against foreign leaders, drugs tests on unwitting citizens, wiretapping of U.S. journalists, spying on activists, opening mail, break-ins at the homes of ex-CIA employees and more. We speak with John Prados of the National Security Archive, an independent research institute that filed the original Freedom of Information Act request for the “family jewels” 15 years ago. [includes rush transcript – partial] Continue reading