James Jesus Angleton
James Jesus Angleton (December 9, 1917 – May 12, 1987) was chief of CIA counterintelligence from 1954 to 1975. His official title was Associate Deputy Director of Operations for Counterintelligence (ADDOCI). He started towards the end of World War II, and worked in Italy for the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) after the war. Returning to Washington DC, he became one of the founding members of the CIA in 1949.
The peak of his career was in detecting "moles", that is, foreign spies in American and western secret services. The 1970s Church Committee of the US Senate established that Angleton was in charge of the domestic spying activities of the CIA under 'Operation CHAOS'.
References[change | change source]
- Mangold, Tom. 1991. Cold Warrior: James Jesus Angleton: the CIA's master spy hunter. New York: Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-671-66273-2
- Mazzetti, Mark. Perspective on the jewels From the C.I.A.'s chief historian. Washington - New York Times Blog. The New York Times. Retrieved 2 December 2010. 
- Buckley, William F., Jr. Spytime: the undoing of James Jesus Angleton: a novel. New York: Harcourt, 2000. ISBN 0-15-100513-3.
- Engelberg, Stephen. 1987. James Angleton, Counterintelligence Figure, Dies. The New York Times, May 12, Late City Final Edition, Section D, Page 31, Column 1.
- Hersh, Seymour. The Angleton Story". The New York Times Magazine, June 25, 1978, p. SM4.
- Holzman, Michael. 2008. James Jesus Angleton, the CIA and the Craft of Counterintelligence, University of Massachusetts Press.
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- Frontline—"The Spy Hunter" May 14, 1991 by Tom Mangold for the PBS program
- "James Jesus Angleton". US Government Official. Find a Grave. April 29, 2002. Retrieved August 12, 2012.