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.

Intelligence Media Matters

Intelligence Media Matters

Discoveries in the latest and prior releases of the official files are repeatedly evolving our understanding of related historical matters. Yet one thing remains ever the same, the ability of some news media to spotlight aspects of a matter that often distract from the greater questions and instead cast aside the substantial for the salacious. In some cases people directly act as knowing advocates for official agendas and more often a government can utilize a person for their purposes without the subject knowing it occurred. Insightful members of the public should not just question a media personality's ideas, but also the original source of the information they promote…

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The DGI Revealed

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Join historian Mike Swanson and author C.A.A. Savastano to discuss the operations, membership, and origins of the Cuban DGI intelligence group. Documents and discussion reveal the undertakings of this assumed minor group revealed in declassified documents to be more prominent that some expect.

C.A.A. Savastano returns to The Past American Century

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Lee Harvey Oswald and his actions have dominated much of the public discussion about the JFK case, but has this constant focus on him taken away the greater view of events in the JFK assassination? C.A.A. Savastano and your host Mike Swanson discuss this and other related historical subjects.

Cryptonym Update

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Presenting a notable expansion of the Primary Evidence Collections cryptonym list with over 70 new Central Intelligence Agency cryptonyms, more than 40 general cryptonyms including AMCOB 1 and 3-15, BGMURDER, BGWOEFUL, CAUTERY 1-6, HBTROUT, HTEXOTIC, KUCHAP, KUJAZZ, and dozens more that prior concealed assets, agents, nations, and operational information. Some of the additionally over 20 revealed project and operation cryptonyms are BECRIPPLE, BESMIRCH, BGFIEND, CATOMIC, HARVARD, OBSIDIOUS, OBTUSE, QKDEMON, and several more for your review. 

Pseudonyms update

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The Assassination Archives and Research Center has accepted CIA pseudonym research from C.A.A. Savastano. It can be found at the AARC's "Select CIA Pseudonyms" listing. The featured pseudonyms can also be found with additional cryptonym and alias research here in the Primary Evidence Collections.