John Hadden’s remarkable interrogation of his CIA father
Interesting. I had a similar experience trying to find CIA's Israel desk circa 1970. Walking a cable around which mentioned Israel. Required someone to sign off. Wandered around NE Division, unable to find it.
Not wishing to ask a dumb question, I remembered that my CT classmate Pat worked on the Turkey Desk. Figured he'd know. That's when I learned that Angleton handled the Israel account.
Apparently his relationship with the Israelis went back to OSS days. Did they only trust him? Or were we suspicious of them?
The facts that the CIA had a station in Israel and a country desk in Washington to support it were not exactly secrets back in the early sixties, but that the desk was located in the Counterintelligence Staff, whose chief was James Jesus Angleton, not in the appropriate area division, suggested that the Agency's relationship with Israel was a sensitive matter.
The cia censored out any mention of his father’s name and position as COS from my book The Secret War Against the Jews. Please pass to john Haden II. He should contact me