The Secret Team: The CIA & its Allies in Control of the United States & the World

The Secret Team, L Fletcher Prouty s expose of the CIA s brutal methods of maintaining national security during the Cold War, was first published in the 1970s However, virtually all copies of the book disappeared upon distribution, having been purchased en masse by shady private buyers Certainly, Prouty s allegations such as how the U 2 Crisis of 1960 was fixed to saThe Secret Team, L Fletcher Prouty s expose of the CIA s brutal methods of maintaining national security during the Cold War, was first published in the 1970s However, virtually all copies of the book disappeared upon distribution, having been purchased en masse by shady private buyers Certainly, Prouty s allegations such as how the U 2 Crisis of 1960 was fixed to sabotage the Eisenhower Khrushchev talks cannot have pleased the CIA Prouty contributed to Oliver Stone s handling of JFK apparently apprised Jim Garrison of covert ops methodology His role became a plot device, Prouty being the X played by Donald Sutherland His book seemed a little outre at publication, but has stood the test of time, now being cited in academic scholarly work L Fletcher Prouty 1917 2001 , a retired Air Force colonel, served as the chief of special operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Kennedy years He was directly in charge of the global system designed to provide military support for the clandestine activities of the CIA.
The Secret Team The CIA its Allies in Control of the United States the World The Secret Team L Fletcher Prouty s expose of the CIA s brutal methods of maintaining national security during the Cold War was first published in the s However virtually all copies of the book

  • Title: The Secret Team: The CIA & its Allies in Control of the United States & the World
  • Author: L. Fletcher Prouty
  • ISBN: 9780137981731
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About the Author

    L. Fletcher Prouty

    Col Prouty spent 9 of his 23 year military career in the Pentagon 1955 1964 2 years with the Secretary of Defense, 2 years with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and 5 years with Headquarters, U.S Air Force In 1955 he was appointed the first Focal Point officer between the CIA and the Air Force for Clandestine Operations per National Security Council Directive 5412 He was Briefing Officer for the Secretary of Defense 1960 1961 , and for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff In this capacity Col Prouty would be at the nerve center of the Military Industrial Complex at a time unequalled in American History He has written on these subjects, about the JFK assassination, the Cold War period, and Vietnamese warfare, and the existence of a Secret Team He backs up his his work with seldom seen or mentioned official documents some never before released.

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    • Donald said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 15:33 PM

      "The Secret Team" is one of the most important books of the twentieth century. Col. Fletcher Prouty, formerly associated with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote this tell-all expose of the CIA's various misdeeds at around the same time that the Church Committee was exposing them in the U.S. Senate. Sadly, some thirty years later, all too many have forgotten the crimes and misdeeds of our runaway intelligence agency, the worst of which are probably not even publicly known. With authors like Tom Cla [...]

    • Pete daPixie said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 15:33 PM

      Prouty's first publication, 'The Secret Team', has, like it's author, quite a fascinating history. Colonel Prouty served in the Pentagon through 1955-1964 in the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and held a focal point role between the Air Force and CIA.'The Secret Team:The CIA & it's Allies in Control of the United States & the World' is one of those scary titles that some folk will associate with doubts about moon landings or stories of abductions by aliens in silver saucer crafts. T [...]

    • Ken Prescott said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 15:33 PM

      This book has to be read very carefully to gather the useful material (of which there is a great deal); Prouty has an agenda, and after a couple of rereadings it becomes pretty clear as to what the agenda is. Basically, Prouty blamed the entire Vietnam debacle on the CIA (most likely at the behest of his patrons in the uniformed services, the Joint Staff, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense). This book was published at the beginning of the national recriminations over Vietnam and how we g [...]

    • Erik Graff said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 15:33 PM

      Leroy Fletcher Prouty (1/24/17-6/5/01) wrote this book primarily based upon his experiences as liaison officer between the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Central Intelligence Agency. Serving in the military, he was not constrained by the confidentiality agreements made by former CIA employees and so was able to include information which had not previously been officially attested.Much of The Secret Team is about how government operates. My favorite portion was Prouty's description of Defense Secr [...]

    • Eric Sizemore said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 15:33 PM

      This book is long and dense, but the nitty gritty details of intelligence operations are very illuminating. Unfortunately, spying is actually tedious and boring. Repetitive. Systematic. This has been repeatedly cited as a fundamental work in intel history (the Pentagon Papers had come out before this, and it makes many references to that).

    • Dennis Blewitt said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 15:33 PM

      I recently re-read this book. It is still relevant and helps explain the failure of our drug policy for the last 40 years. Prouty explains one facet of the military-security-industrial complex very well

    • Philip said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 15:33 PM

      Interesting early (mid-70s) overview of the CIA, which was of personal interest as background for a book I was working on about the CIA in Tibet (never completed). Prouty makes some good points, but he is/was not an impartial commentator (he was apparently the model for the Donald Sutherland character "X" in Oliver Stone's "JFK"), so this needs to be read in conjunction with other sources - good luck ever accurately separating the facts from the legends from the rumors from the bullshit when it [...]

    • Dina Strange said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 15:33 PM

      This is probably one of the best books on CIA that was written by somebody who had actually worked inside the Agency and has a first hand experience of it. The original purpose of CIA of gatherer of intelligence became CIA participating in clandestine operations and creation of them in the first place. The Agency is like cancer cell that invisible spread everywhere in the Government, Business and Military. So even though we have overt Government at the same time we have covert government of shad [...]

    • Hilmi Isa said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 15:33 PM

      Buku ini merupakan sebuah buku yang bersifat kontroversi. Seperti tajuknya,penulisnya memfokuskan bagaimana 'Secret Team' (ST) di dalam organisasi Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),dengan memberikan beberapa contoh konflik yang berlaku di dunia ini,memainkan peranan yang penting dalam sesebuah konflik itu. Tambah menarik,peranan kumpulan ini di dalam sesebuah operasi itu sering kali dilakukan secara rahsia dan tidak menuruti undang-undang. Sebagai contohnya,operasi Bay of Pigs di Cuba dan penemb [...]

    • Lucy said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 15:33 PM

      Where does power lie?A revealing look at the real forces at work in our government, this well-documented account of the insidious growth of the CIA in the second half of the 20th century presents the profound struggle any elected President has to control it. One is reminded of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-four. Though covering only the period up to and including the Vietnam war, when Communism was viewed as America's greatest threat, the machinery involved and the vast network of influence ha [...]

    • Sue Bridehead (A Pseudonym) said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 15:33 PM

      LFP was my great-uncle and I've been remiss in never trying to read his books. Alas, this is one of the most boring books I've ever tried to read. Fletcher could have used some editorial support in shaping a compelling argument. Some shape and structure might have gone a long way toward making up for the massive amounts of supposition (not proof) that comprise this book.

    • Christopher Earl said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 15:33 PM

      Coming from a man who knew first hand

    • Marlene said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 15:33 PM

      Very enlightening and uncovers much about our undercover agency and the 'games' they play.

    • Glenn Gordon said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 15:33 PM

      Another must read book that will help a generation understand how we arrived at our current global hell on earth.

    • No said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 15:33 PM

      This book should be taught in high school, just like 1984 and Brave New World.

    • Everic Rivas said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 15:33 PM

      They play the tune.

    • PWRL said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 15:33 PM

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    • R.C. said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 15:33 PM

      They way he wrote this is not an easy book to read. I don't know. I feel like it is a book that maybe needs to be read, but it will take some time, and some patience, and some tenacity.

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