Intervention (PBS)

  • 1989 ----- color ----- 57 min ----- vhs///
  • (Secret Intelligence series, Part 2) In 1947, the National Security Act signed by President Truman created the Central Intelligence Agency. Truman quickly earmarked the new agency as a means to influence the effects of the Communist Party on the democratic elections in Italy. Following the policy decisions of the president, the CIA became a secret army of intervention. Under Eisenhower, the CIA became involved in political coups in Iran and Guatemala. Later, under President Kennedy, the CIA suffered a considerable defeat at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba.
  • Topics: (History: American, Law, Political Science: American, Third World)