Phoenix as the Model for Homeland Security and the War On Terror
CIA Pacification Programs, Secret Interrogation Centers, Counter Terror Teams, Propaganda Teams and military and civilian tribunals in all 44 provinces of South Vietnam; 1965 US military sent in; National Liberation Front; secret 1967 CIA General Staff For Pacification combining all CIA, military, and South Vietnamese programs to became The Phoenix Program; Phoenix based on systems analysis theory combining 20-30 programs to pacify South Vietnamese civilians to support the government; Phoenix instituted to more perfectly coordinate CIA and military operations; streamlined and bureaucratized a system of political repression in South Vietnam; media cover-up; CIA Foreign Intelligence including the Hamlet Information Program, the Province Interrogation Center program and Agent Penetrations; CIA Covert Action Program; reliance on corruption; Pacific Architects and Engineers oversaw design and construction of interrogation centers in South Vietnam which became the model for the black sites.
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Great show, really enjoyed it. Hope a transcript will be available, I love the transcripts when sharing