Tag Archive for Nelson Mandela

MIT Historian suing the CIA for transparency on Nelson Mandela

MIT Historian Suing the CIA for Transparency on Nelson Mandela.

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CIA man admits: we  sent ‘dangerous’ Mandela to jail 

This story has long generated official CIA denials that sounded flimsy. With this story from The Times & The Sunday Times in London, those denials are now defunct. The CIA betrayed the leader of South African independence to the apartheid regime in 1962.
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If you want to keep up with the latest U.S. national security disclosures, you can do a lot worse than the National Security Archive Facebook page.

Where else are you going to find an authoritative guide to the U.S. government’s views of Nelson Mandela when he was arrested in 1962.

Did JFK try to rein in the CIA after Mandela’s arrest?

Nelson Mandela with members of the Kennedy family at the JFK Library in 1990.

In the wake of Nelson Mandela’s passing, the story that the CIA played a role in his arrest in August 1962 has made news from Washington to London to Moscow.

I wonder what President Kennedy thought? Read more