Hope, opportunity, and the C.I.A.'s secret wars / John Stockwell.

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Hope, opportunity, and the C.I.A.'s secret wars / John Stockwell.
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Talk by former CIA station chief John Stockwell which points to the historic opportunity for the United States to reduce defense spending following the end of the Cold War. Talk is followed by a question and answer session.

r.1. The Cold war is over, Stockwell argues, so the United States can begin defense cutbacks. This will only happen, however, if the public pressures the Senate to make it a priority. The CIA must become a major point for reduction, for its international opperations are no longer needed at the present scale. The Church Committee report showed theat in 1975 the CIA conducted 3,000 major and 10,000 minor operations. This kind of international terrorism must come to an end. Stockwell criticises U.S. mass culture which prepares youth for war. He calls for the end of United States involvement in Nicaragua (59 min.) -- r.2. Stockwell examines the Savings and Loan crisis, and the reduction of social services under Reagan and Bush. The Gulf War was needed by Bush to distract the American public from domestic issues. The New World Order has been created, with the United States and international police. One of the problems with the U.S. economy is the defense spending, which sends much of the 2.5 trillion dollars to multinational corporations outside the United States. Question and answer session begins (30 min.) -- r.3. Question and answer session (58 min.)

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11 Oct. 1991.
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3 reels (147 min.) : 7 1/2 ips., mono.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1991.
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