The C.I.A., the Persian Gulf, and National Security / Philip Agee.

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The C.I.A., the Persian Gulf, and National Security / Philip Agee.
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Philip Agee, the first CIA Secret Operations Officer to go public 20 years ago, speaks on role of the CIA in the 1992 Gulf War, as well as how the agency helps define issues of National Security which then determine foreign policy. Agee begins by discussing his personal problems with passports, and then begins an analysis of the Persian Gulf crisis. He argues that assumed foreign threats are being used to justify large military expenditures. By way of support, he traces the role of the CIA in foreign affairs since the Korean War. The Persian Gulf is only the most recent example of this long-term approach to foreign policy. Agee concludes by saying that the Gulf War was avoidable, and that aspects of the United States Constitution have led to the dominance of National Security in foreign policy.

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Bay Area, Fall 1991.
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Item duration: 
2 reels (84 min.) : 7 1/2 ips., mono.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1992.
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