Today in 1977 a Freedom of Information Act request confirmed the CIA had been engaged in what secret - and illegal - program?


by / July 19, 2011

Answer: Mind Control

Or, at least, attempted mind control. The project, code-named MKULTRA, began at the order of CIA director Allen Dulles in 1953. Some of MKULTRA's tests involved administering chemicals, such as LSD, to unwitting American and Canadian soldiers and citizens. A Congressional investigation took place in August, 1977 following the FOIA revelation.

Ironically, many of MKULTRA's volunteer subjects grew fond of taking LSD and would go on to start the hippie movement.

Chad Vander Veen

Chad Vander Veen previously served as the editor of FutureStructure, and the associate editor of Government Technology and Public CIO magazines.

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