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6086INTERVENTION (PBS)INTERVENTION (PBS)1989color57 minvhs (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.