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The Rising Clamor: The American Press, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Cold War

David P. Hadley


This work examines the relationships that developed between the domestic U.S. press and the Central Intelligence Agency, from the foundation of the agency in 1947 to the first major congressional investigation of the U.S. intelligence system in 1975–1976. The press environment in which the CIA developed had important consequences for the types of activities the agency undertook, and after some initial difficulties the CIA enjoyed a highly favorable press environment in its early years. The CIA did, on occasion, attempt to use reporters operationally and spread propaganda around the world. This ... More

Keywords: Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, Cold War, covert action, covert intervention, intelligence community, New York Times, Press, Washington Post

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813177373
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813177373.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David P. Hadley, author
Ashland University