John Stockwell, former CIA, exposes CIA Operations in Africa

John Stockwell exposes CIA Operations in Africa…(1)

John R. Stockwell (born 1937) is a former CIA officer who became a critic of United States government policies after serving seven tours of duty over thirteen years.

Having managed American involvement in the Angolan Civil War as Chief of the Angola Task Force during its 1975 covert operations, he resigned and wrote In Search of Enemies.

Stockwell was one of the first professionals to leave CIA to go public by writing a bestselling book, In Search of Enemies.

The CIA retaliated by suing him in the 4th District Court in Washington, D.C..

Part of the suit intended to eliminate the possibility of selling the story for the purpose of making the movie and requested all future publications be submitted to the CIA for review.

… and in  Central America & Vietnam (2) :

His concerns were that, although many of his colleagues in the CIA were men and women of the highest integrity, the organization was counterproductive of United States’ national security and harming a lot of people in its «secret wars» overseas.

A brief story in the book is about a CIA officer having Patrice Lumumba‘s body in the trunk of his car one night in then Elizabethville, Congo.

Stockwell mentions in a footnote to the story that at the time he did not know that the CIA is documented as having repeatedly tried to arrange for Lumumba’s assassination.

(1) John Stockwell and the CIA PART III (1979)

(2) A lecture by John Stockwell given in December, 1989 at American University on the inner workings of the national security council and the CIA’s covert actions in Angola, Central America and Vietnam.

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