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.

Three New Interviews w/ C.A.A. Savastano on History and Intelligence Operations

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Three new interviews with author C.A.A. Savastano on a wide range of intelligence figures and those connected to political assassination cases.

Midnight Writer News: C.A.A. Savastano returns to discuss five notable figures in the JFK case with your host S.T. Patrick. Tune in to hear the tangled, nefarious, and unlikely allegations that surround certain figures in the case.
The Ochelli Effect: Join Mike Swanson, C.A.A. Savastano, and your host Chuck Ochelli to discuss the life and influence of a largely unknown CIA operator during the Cold War named Leo Cherne.
The Past American Century: A discussion about evidence and one long asserted myth related to the JFK case with author Carmine Savastano and historian Mike Swanson.

Cold War Business

Cold War Business

Few periods of history enjoyed the economic growth and prosperity generated by the fear and mistrust of the Cold War. The aftermath of the Second World War left political alliances frayed and the ambitious governments of Russia and the United States taking diametrically opposite social positions. Previous World War II funding and materials supplied by the United States to Russia was redistributed to set up democratic bulwarks in Western Europe. Stalin and the Communist Soviet regime annexed roughly half of Europe while a deep freeze settled over world policy and these two superpowers drew lines across the world…

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A Flawed Investigation

A Flawed Investigation

The President's (Warren) Commission Executive Sessions reveal a starkly divided group with conflicting ideas about the evidence, mistrust of some public officials and the media influencing the case, and reasonable doubts that were absent from its final pronouncements. Most Commissioners and staff sought to find a resolution based on facts. Unfortunately, some officials deprived the inquiry of the substantial conflicting evidence necessary to do so...

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The Curse of Cock Robin

The Curse of Cock Robin

The tale of Cock Robin emerges from within the history of European folklore. A nursery rhyme mourns a heroic figure felled by an unlikely lone sparrow. Some assert it regards the political demise of an English politician and his government. Others have claimed it was a modern version of the Norse tale of the god Baldur's death at the hands of a blind sibling, and some note a resemblance to a Celtic hero murdered by an improbable assassin. The moniker was quietly affixed to John F. Kennedy in a private meeting of the President's Commission... 

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Castro Assassination Plots update

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Two documents are offered for your inspection regarding the Central Intelligence Agency Castro Assassination plots. The first is a list of all with foreknowledge of the plots that includes Warren Commissioner Allen Dulles. This infers that Dulles suppressed relevant information from the Commission. The second document is a brief summary and assembled pages from various internal sources regarding portions of the plots. #JFK #CIA #Assassination

Assign blame where it is verifiably Due

Assign blame where it is verifiably Due

The integrity of any investigation relies on reasonable standards; among these is the honest disclosure of all relevant evidence by leading officials. No matter what inferences are made by such full disclosure, it is their responsibility to offer the most reliable assessment. They must be unrelenting in their pursuit of those suspected and willing to offer every resource in seeking justice. If this is not the case, the investigation is flawed; hidden motivations can prevent its success. No amount of lower standards can be definitive... 

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Mixed Agendas, Militants, and the Mafia

Mixed Agendas, Militants, and the Mafia

The Mafia's involvement regarding John F. Kennedy's death some declare improbable. A much larger plot is often favored with many officials involved. Yet consider that most high officials were feasibly constrained by fear or wisdom not to risk their entire fate, fortune, and legacy on a plot that easily could go awry. Corporations that comprised the Military Industrial Complex would benefit from Vietnam in my view regardless of whoever was President. President Kennedy was reducing the amount of troops in Vietnam, yet a total withdrawal of all forces would have feasibly taken years. The corporations would still profit from Vietnam beyond the first Kennedy term...

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