On Angleton, Oswald and the CIA

I recently spoke with S.T. Patrick on the Midnight Writer News podcast, about the CIA during the Kennedy era, with particular emphasis on the role of James Angleton in the events leading up to the assassination.

The show opens a rarity: a recording of James Angleton being sworn in to testify to the Church Committee in September 1975. Then you can skip ahead to 17:30 when the interview starts.

Listen here

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The Ghost is the compulsively readable, often bizarre true-life story of American spymaster James Jesus Angleton – the CIA’s poetry-loving, orchid-gardening mole-hunter for almost 20 years. Capturing the extent of Angleton’s eccentricity, duplicity and alcohol-fueled paranoia would have challenged the writing skills of a Le Carre or Ludlum, and Jefferson Morley has done it with flair. This important book depicts the trail of wreckage left behind by Angleton in a CIA career that involved him in virtually every major spy-versus-spy drama of the Cold War and drew him deeply into the mysteries of the Kennedy assassination and the murder of one of JFK’s mistresses.”
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3 comments

  1. Bogman says:

    Great interview. Heard two new things: 1) you think Joannides took over from GDM as Oswald’s babysitter in NO, and 2) Angleton knew LHO was in Dallas on Nov. 15, 1963. Curious why you think Angleton’s withholding of the CIA’s Castro plots from the WC is more incriminating than everything else he and Helms were doing.

  2. Tom says:

    Have you ever read Tennent H. Bagley’s 2007 book “Spy Wars,” or his 2014 pdf “Ghosts of the Spy Wars,” Jefferson?

    Do you ever post my comments?

    • jeffmorley says:

      I did read Bagley’s book and interviewed him too. I didn’t post your comments because I don’t publish all comments.

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