JFK 201 pt. 2 - The Department of Defense

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Historian Larry Hancock, author C.A.A. Savastano, and your host Chuck Ochelli return to discuss the Department of Defense and its related agencies that influenced the development of some illegal and compartmentalized programs. These gaps in oversight allowed for the possible influencing of some groups related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

C.A.A. Savastano returns to The Lone Gunman Podcast w/ Rob Clark

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Join your host Rob Clark and his guest C.A.A. Savastano to discuss and inspect the claims of two prior guests from different sides of the Kennedy assassination case. They discuss the same problems that differently motivated inspections of the case offer, dissect some related myths, and offer why the sources of evidence we believe are important to forming reasonable conclusions.

A Dive into the Pond

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J.V. Grombach and his group "The Pond" might be the least well known development in wartime US intelligence because of a commitment to pursuing his political enemies using the power of an unknown intelligence group. In total secrecy, he would attempt to destroy or purge official groups of those he found unacceptable and it would require other officials to stop his increasingly damaging attacks from within their own ranks.  

Hoover's Special Intelligence Service

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The Special Intelligence Service is a little known predecessor of the most infamous and renowned later groups that still remain in the public consciousness. This largely forgotten American entity was under the command of J. Edgar Hoover and despite his earliest lukewarm desires to manage the group, in time he would desire to use this organization as a launching point for shared control of worldwide intelligence operations with the military.

The OSS: History and Documents

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Inspecting the foundations of the modern historical American intelligence system and its military origins reveals the influences that created the Office of Strategic Services from which all later intelligence groups would evolve. Additionally noted are some resulting power struggles between civilian and military departments about the policies and future path of American intelligence.

The Bi-Partisan American War Machine

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An increasing expansive budget, repeated calls for military escalation, bipartisan love of political pork, and expansive benefits have fueled an expanding war machine that presents there will be no end to government-authored violence without public demands for reason.

The Past America Century reviews Allen Dulles

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Historian Mike Swanson and The Past American Century podcast return with author C.A.A. Savastano to discuss the historical successes and failures of Director of Central Intelligence Allen Dulles. They consider whether he is truly the mastermind of lore or perhaps his legend is founded upon less than substantial evidence.

Who controls Covert Action?

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The Past American Century podcast is back featuring a discussion with author C.A.A. Savastano and historian Mike Swanson. They review US covert action operations while considering if decades of official and public debate and restructuring have diffused responsibility so much that no official or government agency completely does.