#186 – Project Artichoke

#186 – Project Artichoke

In 1951, the CIA spent $100 million buying arms and ammunition to support 200,000 Chinese anti-communist guerrillas who were going to fight against Mao. The only problem was – the guerrillas didn’t exist. Then, to counter the rising problem of double agents in...
#186 – Project Artichoke

#185 – Wagging The Dog

In 1951, the CIA’s budget was ballooning out of control to fund its massive covert operations which were all complete disasters. But they were secret disasters, so nobody, not even Congress or the President, let alone the general public, ever heard about most of them....
#132 – A LAND WAR IN ASIA

#132 – A LAND WAR IN ASIA

Kim’s “invasion” of the South gave the US the pretext they needed to ramp up military spending via NSC-68 and to support Rhee directly and indirectly by committing one of the classic blunders: never get involved in a land war in Asia. Admiral Forrest...
#131 – THE UN v NORTH KOREA

#131 – THE UN v NORTH KOREA

WWII had created a strong US economy, mostly for military spending coming out of the public treasury. Lots of industrialists made a fortune during that period. And it was going away after the war. In the aftermath of World War II, US armed forces had not merely been...
#130 – The China Lobby

#130 – The China Lobby

Americans were told that the invasion by North Korea was a total surprise. It was positioned as another Pearl Harbour. But this isn’t exactly true. They must have known it was coming and when it was coming. They just chose to ignore it. Why? Who stood to benefit from...