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The CIA And The Cult Of Intelligence Summary ´ 100 Ó The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence is a 1974 controversial non fiction political book written by Victor Marchetti a former special assistant to the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John D Marks a former officer of the United States Department of State The autThe CIA and the Cult of Intelligence is a 1974 controversial non fiction political book written by Victor Marchetti a former special assistant to the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John D Marks a former officer of the United States Department of State The authors claim to expose how the CIA actually works how its original purpose ie collecting analyzing information about forei. It is the first book the federal government of the United States ever went to court to censor before its publication The CIA demanded the authors remove 399 passagescitation needed but they resisted and only 168 passages were censored The publisher Alfred A Knopf chose to publish the book with blanks for censored passages and with boldface type for passages that were challenged but later uncensored source WikipediaThis is the way the CIA sees its mission the job it was created to do The CIA is supposed to be involved with everyone The agency is supposed to have its fingers in every pie including the Communist one so that they can all be manipulated in whichever way the US government desires It is a fact that a good many foreign leaders including those often seen as neutral or even hostile to the United States have been secretly on the CIA's payroll The CIA has distorted history in other ways than by outright coverups and suppression of the truth One method was to produce its own booksFor 14 years Victor Marchetti worked for the Central Intelligence Agency where he rose to be executive assistant to the deputy director

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Gn governments corporations persons in order to advise public policymakers had been subverted by its obsession with clandestine operations It's the first book the federal government of the USA ever went to court to censor before its publication The CIA demanded the authors remove 399 passages but they stood firm only 168 passages were censored The publisher Alfred A Knopf chose to publish the boo. Here's a book I've had for uite a long while without getting around to reading it The hesitation was that it was dated censored and authored by two who were to me unknowns However being reminded through GoodReads as to how impressed I was by Marks when I finally read him got me to pull it off the shelfThis book is a classic in CIA exposure literature It's not so much a history of the agency though enough of that is mentioned to serve as background as it is a description of how it works With the description comes critiue Some of it is simply ethical Marchetti and Marks are offended by all the killing Some of it is pragmatic In sum the authors believe that the agency is too invested in black operations and that these and their self justifying ways distort the gathering and dissemination of intelligence prevent effective oversight and give the USA a bad international reputation Those parts of the book which are most censored seem to consist primarily of instances demonstrating the authors' critiue of covert operationsAll in all an intelligent and not entirely unsympathetic look at one of the nastiest agencies of government

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The CIA And The Cult Of IntelligenceK with blanks for censored passages with boldface type for passages that were challenged but later uncensored The book was a critically acclaimed bestseller whose publication contributed to the establishment of the Church Committee a Senate select committee to study governmental operations with respect to intelligence activities in 1975 The book was published in paperback by Dell Publishing in 19. Marchetti was an ex CIA man who left the agency to write this book The book was heavily censored in the US Moscow published it in full Among other things it mentions American support to Naga hostiles and about clandestine airline companies run by the CIA to supply militias financed by the US in the third world countries Supplies included prostitutes apart from arms and ammunitionMarchetti was severely punished by the CIA for writing the book The US intelligence community foiled all his attempts at obtaining a job after leaving the CIA Finally he had to work for a courier company that was not dependent on government contracts Later he joined the Cato Institute The book was heavily redacted