Online Book: THE SECRET TEAM – The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World

WW~Notes:  Recently discovered this online book, although, the final printing was in 1997 it’s still relatively significant today.

and Its Allies
in Control of the United
States and the World
Col., U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Copyright © 1973, 1992, 1997 by L. Fletcher Prouty
All Rights Reserved


Collected Works CD cover March 1997:

This 1997 edition of the book is available in its entirety on Len Osanic’s rip-roaring 1997 CD-ROM, The Collected Works of Col. L. Fletcher Prouty along with ~600MB of 70+ articles, 100 images, 30 topics and 6 hours of audio material. Read all about it and how to order your own copy by going to:

Here on ratical we will be hooking up the rest of the book in HTML and ASCII formats over the next 7 months. Each month will see the following chapters come online:

May: Chapters 3-6
June: Chapters 7-10
July: Chapters 11-15
August: Chapters 16-19
September: Chapters 20-23
October: Appendices I-III

The online copy of this book was made possible by the efforts and generosity of Len Osanic. We thank him for his support. Be sure to check out the details on the complete CD if you are interested in this book. There is a great deal to recommend it for anyone who wants to study the writings, interviews and perceptions of Colonel Prouty. The significance of Prouty’s level and depth of first-hand experience of World War II and direct participation in the ensuing birth and rise of the National Security State is provided in great detail on The Collected Works CD.




Author’s Note


Preface to the Second Edition Preface: “THE SECRET TEAM II” 1997

               PART I      THE SECRET TEAM

Chapter   1           The “Secret Team” — the Real Power Structure

Chapter   2           The Nature of Secret Team Activity: A Cuban Case Study


Chapter   3           An Overview of the CIA

Section I.

      Intelligence versus Secret Operations

Section II.  Origins of the Agency and
the Seeds of Secret Operations

Section III.  A Simple Coup d’État to a Global Mechanism

Chapter   4           From the Word of the Law to the Interpretation:
President Kennedy Attempts to Put the CIA Under Control

Chapter   5           “Defense” as a National Military Philosophy,
the Natural Prey of the Intelligence Community

Chapter   6           “It Shall Be the Duty of the Agency: To Advise, to Coordinate,
to Correlate and Evaluate and Disseminate
and to Perform Services of Common Concern . . .”

Coordination of Intelligence — the
Major Assigned Role of the CIA

Correlation, Evaluation and Dissemination of
Intelligence:  Heart of the Profession

Services of Common Concern:  An Attempt at Efficiency

Chapter   7

              From the Pines of Maine to the Birches of Russia:
                                 The Nature of Clandestine Operations

Chapter   8           CIA: “The Cover Story” Intelligence Agency
and the Real-Life Clandestine Operator

Chapter   9           The Coincidence of Crises

Chapter 10           The Dulles-Jackson-Correa Report in Action


Chapter 11           The Dulles Era Begins

Chapter 12           Personnel: The Chameleon Game

Chapter 13           Communications: The Web of the World

Chapter 14           Transportation: Anywhere in the World — Now

Chapter 15           Logistics by Miracle


Chapter 16           Cold War: The Pyrrhic Gambit

Chapter 17           Mission Astray, Soviet Gamesmanship

Chapter 18           Defense, Containment, and Anti-Communism

Chapter 19           The New Doctrine: Special Forces and
the Penetration of the Mutual Security Program

Chapter 20           Khrushchev’s Challenge: The U-2 Dilemma

Chapter 21           A Time of Covert Action: U-2 to Kennedy Inaugural

Chapter 22           Camelot: From the Bay of Pigs to Dallas, Texas

Chapter 23           Five Presidents: “Nightmares We Inherited”


I. Definition of Special Operations

II. Powers and Duties of the CIA

III. Training Under the Mutual Security Program



3 thoughts on “Online Book: THE SECRET TEAM – The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World

    • I briefly scanned over the book, but did not notice anything referring to the tribe. Now that doesn’t mean that at some point the book will notice the 800 hundred pound gorilla in the room.

Courteous opinions welcome

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