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First the CIA tried to block the public from being exposed to its dirty deeds—but now the strategy has shifted to trying to normalize them.  By depicting ugly, degrading, murderous and unspeakable acts as routine, they become accepted as “the way things are done.”  In this feature investigation for Covert Action Magazine I explore the 70-year history of how the CIA and DOD have depicted their black operations through Hollywood movies.


I will likely be writing more features for CAM in the future, so please sign up for their email alerts, or however you follow websites.  Also, check out CAM’s review of Theaters of War (and overview of the DOD-CIA-Hollywood phenomenon).