Category: CIA

The CIA parachuted hundreds of people into North Korea throughout the 1950s to start resistance networks and, despite never hearing from most of them again, continued to parachute more in until an inquiry in the 1970s questioned the morality of such an initiative.

Gary Webb, the reporter from the San Jose Mercury News who first broke the story of CIA involvement in the cocaine trade, was found dead with “two gunshot wounds to the head.” His death, in 2004, was ruled a suicide.

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An EPA employee told his bosses that he worked for the CIA and didn’t go to work for years.

The Dalai Lama was on the CIA payroll ($180k/yr) from the late 1950’s to 1974.

The CIA created a project called “Project MK-ULTRA” in which they experimented with LSD to wipe the memories of retiring CIA agents.

During the Cold War, CIA agents used a method of communication based on how their shoelaces were tied.