The Press: The CIA Scare

Foreign observers often attribute to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency more power and influence than Ian Fleming's infamous SMERSH. But a story front-paged in the Times of London —that a beefed-up force of CIA agents was on the trail of subversives in the British labor movement—seemed almost a Mission: Preposterous. The chief source was an American named Miles Copeland, who says that he advises overseas U.S. firms on security problems. Copeland told the Times that there was "no doubt at all" that CIA agents were operating inside Britain's trade unions. CIA officials, he explained, believe that Britain's current labor unrest is...

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