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CIA Targets Fidel: Secret 1967 CIA Inspector General's Report on Plots to Assassinate Fidel Castroby Fabian Font Escalante
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Only recently declassified, this extraordinarily frank secret report was prepared in 1967 for the CIAs director general Richard Helms on plots to assassinate Cubas Fidel Castro when the US media were probing the Agencys alliance with the Mafia in these totally illegal, murderous schemes.
It became clear very early in our investigation that the vigor with which schemes were pursued within the Agency to eliminate Castro personally varied with the intensity of the US governments efforts to overthrow the Castro regime,” writes the CIA Inspector General.
This single-copy report marked Secret—eyes only” is introduced here with an interview with the former head of Cuban State Security, General Fabián Escalante.
The 1967 secret assassination report by the CIA Inspector General
Only recently declassified and published for the first time, this secret report was prepared by the CIA on its own plots to assassinate Cuba's Fidel Castro. Under pressure in 1967 when the press were probing the alliance with the Mafia in these murderous schemes, the CIA produced this remarkably frank, single-copy report stamped "secret — eyes only".<P>Included is an exclusive commentary by Division General Fabian Escalante, the former head of Cuban counterintelligence.
About the Author
Escalante is a former head of Cuban counterintelligence and a respected authority by US researchers on CIA activities against Cuba. Following Watergate and the 1975 US Senate Commission, the US government established a congressional committee to reexamine the Kennedy assassination. President Castro assigned Fabian Escalante to direct this Cuban investigation in 1978.
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