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Independence of mind is essential in this shadow world. In the fall of 1962, civilian CIA Director John McCone refused to join Kennedy White House consensus that the Soviets would not place long-range missiles in Cuba. He insisted on resuming U-2 flights, which led to the discovery of Moscow's duplicity ...
In the fall of 1962, civilian CIA Director John McCone refused to join Kennedy White House consensus that the Soviets would not place long-range missiles in Cuba. He insisted on resuming U-2 flights, which led to discovery of Moscow's duplicity — just in time. The role of national security adviser depends ...

The Dorchester half ball tournament 2018 will be held at Tenean Beach tennis court on Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Teams can register online or email John McCone, the organizer. There is a $25 fee. Email at John.j.mccone@me.com. Or, go here: ...
These joint presidential-CIA projects included CIA director John McCone, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, national security adviser McGeorge Bundy, and former CBS Vice President Edward R. Murrow, who was included in the administration's nod to “mediapolitics”–engaging the media industry to gear ...
Senior Kennedy administration officials, with the exception of independent CIA director John McCone, had assumed Moscow would never put long-range missiles into Cuba. They erroneously thought Khrushchev and associates calculated the move would be just too risky. Earlier, reconnaissance flights ...

Yet the release in 2013 of former CIA chief John McCone's classified report of 1963 got little attention: “The immediate reaction at Langley [CIA headquarters], as elsewhere in the US government, was to suspect that a foreign, probably communist-directed, effort to destabilize the United States might be ...
In a report, written in 2013 by CIA's top in-house historian David Robarge and quietly declassified last fall, the intelligence agency acknowledges that McCone and other senior CIA officials were “complicit” in keeping “incendiary” information from the commission. Politico reports that John McCone replaced ...

John McCone came to the CIA as an outsider. An industrialist and an engineer by training, he replaced veteran spymaster Allen Dulles as director of central intelligence in November 1961, after John F. Kennedy had forced out Dulles following the CIA's bungled operation to oust Fidel Castro by invading ...
She beseeched Kennedy to actually “sit down and negotiate with Fidel.” Unbeknownst to Howard, however, the CIA vigorously opposed her message of potential reconciliation — and lobbied Kennedy to ignore it. In a secret memo to the White House, dated May 2, CIA Director John McCone recommended ...
In a secret memo to the White House, dated May 2, CIA Director John McCone recommended that “the Lisa Howard report be handled in the most limited and sensitive manner” and “that no active steps be taken on the rapprochement matter at this time.” Howard's initial efforts went nowhere. But she would ...
Unnerving gyrations continue at the top of United States foreign policy officialdom. The abrupt firing of secretary of state Rex Tillerson via twitter has now been followed by similar dismissal of national security adviser H.R. McMaster. Nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to fill that distinctive slot opens up ...


 

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