CIA

Project MKUltra: The CIA’s Dally With Mind Control

Project MKUltra — it sounds like something out of a cheesy superhero film, a plan hatched by a villain to steal the moon, or something similar. Instead, Project MKUltra was the CIA’s mind control program, where they (sometimes legally, sometimes illegally) experimented on human subjects. The experiments were meant to assist in developing drugs that …

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Operation Paperclip: Group of 104 German rocket scientists in 1946, including Wernher von Braun, Ludwig Roth and Arthur Rudolph, at Fort Bliss, Texas. The group had been subdivided into two sections: a smaller one at White Sands Proving Grounds for test launches and the larger at Fort Bliss for research. Many had worked to develop the V-2 Rocket at Peenemünde Germany and came to the U.S. after World War II, subsequently working on various rockets including the Explorer 1 Space rocket and the Saturn (rocket) at NASA.

Operation Paperclip: Saving the German Scientists

Operation Paperclip, named after the use of the ordinary paperclip attached to the personnel files of select German scientists, was a special operation of breathtaking scope. Instead of highly trained teams tasked for important combat missions, these teams were hunters and gatherers sifting and searching through the wreckage and ruin of a devastated Germany. Theirs …

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