Learning to Say No

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Learning to Say No

  • 1989 ----- color ----- 57 min ----- vhs
  • (Secret Intelligence series, Part 3) During the Kennedy administration, the CIA began to question the wisdom of certain politically expedient covert operations. Documents the broadened political consciousness within the agency as the country grappled with the controversy surrounding the Vietnam War. The mission of the intelligence community became increasingly blurred during the term of President Nixon as he attempted to exploit the use of all three national security agencies to spy on American citizens opposed to his policies. In 1970, the Church Committee, began an extensive investigation into the intelligence community in a effort to redefine its goals.
  • Topics: (History: American, Law, Political Science: American, Third World)