December 12, 2009

Chapter 58: The Family Jewels’ Investigations

When William E. Colby becomes CIA Director in late 1973, he inherits the 693-page “Family Jewels” compilation from his predecessor, James Schlesinger, who had demanded a detailed report on questionable CIA activities after agents were arrested at Watergate. The report reveals that the Agency had been involved in plotting assassinations of foreign leaders, had developed poisons to facilitate those plots, and had tested LSD and other drugs on unwitting human guinea pigs in America.