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SpyTalk: November 21, 2010 - November 27, 2010

CIA brain experiments pursued in veterans’ suit

The CIA is notorious for its Cold War-era experiments with LSD and other chemicals on unwitting citizens and soldiers. Details have emerged in books and articles beginning more than 30 years ago. But if military veterans have their way in...

By Jeff Stein  | November 24, 2010; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Intelligence, Lawandcourts, Military  
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Legendary CIA agent Bob Ames to get full biography, 30 years after bombing death

Bob Ames is finally getting a book of his own. Washington author Kai Bird, co-author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of atomic scientist Robert Oppenheimer, is turning his sights on Ames, the legendary CIA operative who died in the 1983...

By Jeff Stein  | November 23, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Entertainment, Intelligence  
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FBI taps former aviator to run big explosives lab

Twenty years ago this winter Army Capt. Rafael J. Garcia, Jr. was piloting an Apache attack helicopter against Iraqi radar sites, part of the first wave U.S. forces that would swiftly evict Saddam Hussein’s troops from Kuwait. Later he would...

By Jeff Stein  | November 23, 2010; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Homeland Security, Intelligence, Justice/FBI  | Tags:  Jr., Rafael J. Garcia  
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