CIA declassify "family jewels"


The CIA has just released its legendary "family jewels", a series of documents that "catalog domestic wiretapping operations, failed assassination plots, mind-control experiments and spying on journalists from the early years of the C.I.A."

Mark Mazzetti and Tim Weiner, writing in the New York Times, state that

The papers provide evidence of paranoia and occasional incompetence as the agency began a string of illegal spying operations in the 1960s and 1970s, often to hunt links between Communist governments and the domestic protests that roiled the nation in that period.

Yet the long-awaited documents leave out a great deal. Large sections are censored, showing that the C.I.A. still cannot bring itself to expose all the skeletons in its closet. And many activities about overseas operations disclosed years ago by journalists, Congressional investigators and a presidential commission — which led to reforms of the nation’s intelligence agencies — are not detailed in the papers.​


The documents themselves are here:

The NYT has a blog in the subject, with contributions from a pannel of intelligence experts, here:


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Given they copped to MKUltra and various other things, it makes you wonder just how bad the stuff they refused to talk about is.
isn't that one of the crazier parts to all of this stuff and the leaks etc... they actually documented it. and yeah, so was there shit where they were like 'uh, guys, let's keep this one to ourselves, ok?' :confused: