December 12, 2009

Chapter 43: Operation Northwoods

In keeping with the Doolittle Committee policy of being “more ruthless than the enemy,” the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff recommend creating an incident that would justify an invasion of Cuba. Sheffield Edwards, CIA Director of Security, who is overseeing Castro assassination plots using the Mafia, writes a memo about Pawley that notes: “The only unfavorable information consists of certain allegations regarding sharp dealings and questionable ethics in connection with his private business activities.” Pawley attends the Eisenhower Memorial Library dedication.