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Project MKULTRA


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    • found: Thanks for the memories, 1999: p. ix (Project MKULTRA; a CIA effort to expand research in area of behavior modification; came into existence Apr. 13, 1953)
    • found: Project MKULTRA, the CIA's program of research in behavioral modification, 1977.
    • found: Wikipedia, 16 January 2018 (Project MKUltra entry: Project MKUltra, also called the CIA mind control program, is the code name given to a program of experiments on human subjects, at times illegal, designed and undertaken by the United States Central Intelligence Agency. Experiments on humans were intended to identify and develop drugs and procedures to be used in interrogations and torture in order to weaken the individual to force confessions through mind control. Organized through the Scientific Intelligence Division of the CIA, the project coordinated with the Special Operations Division of the U.S. Army's Chemical Corps. The operation began in the early 1950s, was officially sanctioned in 1953, was reduced in scope in 1964, further curtailed in 1967, and officially halted in 1973. Project MKUltra was first brought to public attention in 1975 by the Church Committee of the U.S. Congress, and a Gerald Ford commission to investigate CIA activities within the United States. Investigative efforts were hampered by the fact that CIA Director Richard Helms ordered all MKUltra files destroyed in 1973; the Church Committee and Rockefeller Commission investigations relied on the sworn testimony of direct participants and on the relatively small number of documents that survived Helms's destruction order.) {https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_MKUltra}
    • found: New York times, Mar. 10, 1999 (Sidney Gottlieb, born Aug. 3, 1918, New York City; died Sunday [Mar. 7, 1999], in Washington, Va., aged 80; presided over the Central Intelligence Agency's cold-war efforts to control the human mind; directed the CIA's MKUltra project; as chief of the agency's techical services division, he served two decades as the senior scientist presiding over some of the C.I.A.'s darkest secrets.) {http://www.nytimes.com/1999/03/10/us/sidney-gottlieb-80-dies-took-lsd-to-cia.html}
    • found: Morris, E. Wormwood, 2017: Wikipedia plot summary (Wormwood is told through Eric Olson, the son of Frank Olson, an American biological warfare scientist and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, who died under mysterious circumstances in 1953.) {https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wormwood_(miniseries)}
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