“America hasn’t had a civilian government since the end of World War II”. These were the words spoken to me as a journalist by a man who had served in Military Intelligence after years of intensive Russian language training at the Monterey Institute for International Studies.
For those who don’t know, Monterey has been the academic center for training future Intelligence workers using a pedagogical method developed by the U.S. military. It has been useful not only for providing translators and interpreters for the military, but also the CIA.
The CIA was initially known as the Office of Strategic Services and the OSS was formed as an agency of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Its function was to gather intelligence and generate propaganda. Since its origin, the CIA has operated with a black budget.
A small amount of its official budget comes from the American taxpayer, but it is mostly an independent agency with no oversight regarding its real financial dealings. It is strictly “off limits”. It is not a coincidence that the CIA was created around the same time as the Pentagon where American military strategy is planned and gamed. The two entities are intimately connected. But before we examine how this connection works, let’s return to the shocking quotation mentioned above.
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According to my intelligence source, one L.G. Leighton, senior members of the American military at the end of World War II were planning a military coup d’etat to unseat the democratically elected president and replace him with a permanent government controlled by the military. The rationale behind this was that the civilian government…