This edition of the book is available in its entirety on Len Osanic’s rip- roaring CD-ROM, The. Collected Works of Col. L. Fletcher. Prouty along with. THE SECRET TEAM. The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World. By L. FLETCHER PROUTY Col., U.S. Air Force (Ret.). March This edition of the book is available in its entirety on Len Osanic’s rip-roaring CD-ROM, The Collected Works of Col. L. Fletcher Prouty.

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

Much of The Secret Team is about how government operates. It found a ready audience in the atmosphere of Watergate and the Pentagon Papers, and, in the light of Iran-Contra and CIA drug-running controversies, many of its revelations have been confirmed. This book was published at the beginning of the national recriminations over Vietnam and how we g 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 fletchee the agenda is.

An expose on what the CIA really is, and what it really does Trivia About The Secret Team: 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. They way he wrote this Again, his goal is to uphold the honor of the military–which, at the time this was written, was taking a beating in the press interestingly enough, many of those administering said beating had extensive ties to the CIA.

They were now in the public domain. Substitute but nonetheless real-appearing records are then processed, and the man “leaves” the service. He continued to develop links between the secret team and the Kennedy assassination, characterising the events in Dallas as a way of thwarting the US president’s plans to take control of the CIA after the Bay of Pigs fiasco.


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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 fletcber as to what the agenda is. This was an interesting move for many reasons, not the least of which was that it kept me in business and social contact with many of the men I had met and worked with during my nine years of Air Force duties in that building. Then one day a business associate in Seattle called to tell me that the bookstore next to his office building had had a window full of books the day before, and none the day of his call.

Preview — The Secret Team by L. He told me that he tye the book and would publishcopies in paperback as soon as he could complete the deal with Prentice-Hall.

It is appropriate that Fletcher Prouty, who has died of organ failure following stomach surgery at the age of 84, will best be remembered as the model for the mysterious Colonel X, played by Donald Sutherland, in Oliver Stone’s film JFK. It is still relevant and helps explain the failure of our drug policy for the last 40 years.

I was a writer whose book had been cancelled by a major publisher and a major paperback publisher under the persuasive hand of the CIA. Then, rather than actually being released, his records are pulled from the Army personnel files and feam to a special Army intelligence file.


Wes Adams rated it it was amazing Apr 17, With that letter in mind, I dropped into the Library of Congress to see if The Secret Team was on the shelves where I had seen it earlier. This page was last edited on 30 Augustat Preface to the First Edition. We spent many most enjoyable business luncheons together. Secfet I found more of the same. The paperback had vanished. He served, first, as an army tank commander, and then as a transport pilot.

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


Sign In Register Help Cart. Without doubt the frightening rise of CIA through the ‘s and ‘s has generated many issues and agendas, many still hidden, relating to the Tsam War and beyond.

In the beginning, fletchwr book was based upon my unusual experience in the Pentagon during and the concept of the book jtself was the outgrowth of a series of luncheon conversations,with my friends Bob Myers, Publisher of the New Republic, Charlie Peters, founder of The Washington Monthly, and Ben Schemmer, editor and publisher of the Armed Forces Journal, and Derek Shearer.

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The authors credentials make it the more believable. Marlon rated it it was amazing Jul 14, Tema explains one facet of the military-security-industrial complex very well. As an account of Vietnam, it suffers from the defects mentioned above.

This book is long and dense, but the nitty gritty details of intelligence operations are very illuminating.