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In internal memos, CIA Inspector General portrayed the media as Agency's "principal villains"

In internal memos, CIA Inspector General portrayed the media as Agency’s “principal villains”

A series of 1984 memos from the Central Intelligence Agency Inspector General’s office reveals some alarming views on the press and how to deal with them. Among other things, the memo shows that 33 years before the Agency declared WikiLeaks a hostile non-state intelligence service, they were viewing the general press in the same terms.

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The Pentagon's failed experiment with its own press corps

The Pentagon’s failed experiment with its own press corps

After the Reagan administration barred journalists from covering the invasions of Grenada in 1983, a panel conjured the idea of using a Department of Defense sanctioned press corps to cover military activity. They actually gave it a shot during “Operation: Just Cause” in Panama, but quickly ran into the interference of then-Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, whose excessive concern over secrecy came at the expense of crucial coverage.

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