JFK research task #2

Many thanks for many responses to my plea for James Angleton research help. I now have a team working on it. Soon we will have a transcript of one of the last times Angleton testified in detail about the state of U.S. counterintelligence, Yuri Nosenko, Lee Harvey Oswald and other related matters. Thanks to all

Here’s another research task that would be very useful for me, (and otherstudents/bloggers/historians):

A spreadsheet version of this document:

CIA Historical Staff Chronology Volume 1 1946-55. (There’s also CIA Historical Staff Chronology Volume 2 1956-65.)

Download these lists, compile by  CIA in-house historians, and you will see  they consist of four columns:

column 1 cites occurrences of world-wide significance;

column 2, events of national interest;

column 3, developments in the US intelligence and national security communities; and

column 4,milestones in the evolution of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Included are public events of major political, diplomatic, military, and technological significance, as well as selected intra-Agency activities.

I would like to get these documents in spreadsheet form, with dates in the left hand column. Columns 1-4 across the top.

I suspect there’s Adobe/Excel magicians out there who can do this with ease.

Send finished product here.


3 thoughts on “JFK research task #2”

  1. No doubt knowing Peter janney you are aware of the Angleton information related to his activities at Mary Meyers house after her murder. Ben Bradley discovering him there.
    Angleton shows up pretty much as he did at Win Scott’s house after his death rooting around.

    I can tell you for as cerebral as Angelton is known to be. He was unaware of a mole being his friend having drinks with him most daily. Acentric for sure. Enough cigarettes and martinis on board and he
    Is not someone to be on the bad side of. There is some unconfirmed speculation related to the fake defector program ran through the state department in the 50’s and 60’s that it was pretty much his and Bill Harvey’s operation.

  2. THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY: AN INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT TO 1950 by Arthur B Darling is the first CIA historian in 1953 describing the early years. Generally, eye bleeding dull bureaucratic detail–but index on page 496 has about 50 sub-heads under “Dulles.” Appendix A is a chronology from 1940 to Dulles’ accession; might or not be worth integrating with those here. Copies under $5 on bookfinder4u.com.

    Also, might check to see if any of the deletions here been released. Do note that July-September of 1947 excises the name of George Kennan from his famed piece in FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Any with least interest in Soviet affairs would have known this in 1970 when this list was compiled. ??

    1. I wonder if David Talbot utilized this source for “The Devil’s Chessboard”…?
      gotta find some background on author Arthur Darling…

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