Several clandestine operations undertaken by United States military and intelligence officials have targeted foreign governments considered threats to national security. The justification historically ranged from securing access to essential resources to preventing hostile governments from retaining power. With a few critical successes and many stalled and failed operations, the practice of destabilizing enemy regimes often created greater future blowback. These failed attempts to implement American policy in nations without obtaining popular local support in multiple instances had foreseeable consequences but dogmatic officials using extreme measures largely ignored these eventual costs to obtain temporary security and political benefits.
Project ZRRIFLE: This CIA project was active and reauthorized in 1963 and its documents reveal additional official plans to utilize assassination and covert suppression of the related facts.
The Castro Assassination Plots: A collection of documents that substantiates years of assassination planning and failed plots targeting Cuban Premier Fidel Castro by United States intelligence and military officials.
Political Assassination and the Unsigned Murder Guide
A Brief History of Executive Action
Who was QJWIN?
Who was WIROGUE-1?
Who was WIROGUE-1? part II
The Assassination of Rafael Trujillo
The Assassination of Ngo Dihn Diem
The Assassination of Benazir Bhutto
Assassination Saudi Style
CIA Assassination Guide Revealed