While it may be uncomfortable for members of the Intelligence Community to read some of these chapters, Talbot has done detailed research in his effort to stitch together a story. It may appear to most readers as prosecutorial or adversarial in tone, but this perspective needs to be read and understood, even if it is only part of the story of the CIA in the 1950s.
In an email Talbot calls the CIA’s review of his best-selling book.
“Fascinating, a kind of a limited hangout. If the intel community is not yet prepared to grapple honestly with the JFK assassination, at least they seem ready to do some soul-searching about other dark chapters of their history (Nazi collaboration, etc)!”