Unleashing the F.B.I. and C.I.A.: Lessons From Recent History

Bill Farrell, Indiana University - Southeast

The Patriot Act attempts to "unleash" the American Intelligence Community to facilitate a more effective war on terrorism. This paper will attempt to analyze the recent history of the American Intelligence Commuynity in Latin America. In particular, attention will be paid to the training of counter intelligence personnel in the School of the Americas, the surveillence of American clergy in Latin America, and the counter insurgency in El Salvador and Nicaragua. This paper will rely on news accounts, government documents, and interviews with Catholic clergy in El Salvador.

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