Another Censored JFK Memo
The CIA doesn't want voters to know about President Kennedy's plans for reorganizing U.S. intelligence
“CIA operations have not been held effectively subordinate to U.S. foreign policy,” declared Richard Goodwin, speechwriter and adviser to President John F. Kennedy, in June 1961.
Writing in the aftermath of the Agency’s failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in April 1961, Goodwin laid out a case for reorganization of the CIA.
Goodwin’s doubts about the CIA were shared by Arthur Schlesinger Jr., another JFK adviser, who also wrote a memo to JFK in June 1961 about reining in the power of the clandestine service.
Why did JFK’s advisers seek to overhaul the Agency in 1961?
The CIA does not want you to know the answer to that question in 2023.
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