THE CIA: Tales of an Old Soldier

He was tanned, stocky, neatly dressed, attentive and anxious to please —the kind of man who could be "anybody's grandfather," according to one of his new acquaintances. But the witness was a good deal more than he appeared, and the scene and the situation last week were extraordinary. John Roselli, 69, a known Mafioso, was willingly appearing before Senator Frank Church's Senate intelligence committee to talk freely not of gangland matters but of how he had tried to help the CIA kill Cuba's Premier Fidel Castro.

For weeks, Senator Church has vowed to...

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