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THE COLD WAR CIA AND THE AMERICAN MEDIA: HOW THAT WAS, AND WHAT THAT SUGGE...

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HOW SHOULD OUR INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES AND OUR FREE PRESS RELATE?

ASK AN EXPERT HOW THE CIA DID THAT IN THE EARLY COLD WAR

The Cold War Museum, in cooperation with Old Bust Head Brewing Company, invites you to attend a presentation by intelligence historian David Hadley on

The Rising Clamor: The American Press and the Central Intelligence Agency in the Cold War, 1947-1976

Drawing from his upcoming book, David Hadley will explore the relationships that developed between the Central Intelligence Agency and the domestic U.S. press in its early decades. It will seek to place the contacts that existed between the CIA and the media in their proper historical context, and debunk some of the more extreme theories about the CIA’s role in the press.

The CIA did have connections with the press, and sought to use those connections to support intelligence missions, suppress stories, and, perhaps most importantly, promote and protect its place within the national security bureaucracy. Members of the press with contacts in the CIA, for their part, were often enthusiastic supporters and collaborators with the agency, for reasons that ranged from the patriotic to the professional. The relationships shifted and evolved over time, but even when the relationships were at their most positive, there were members of the press deeply suspicious and skeptical of the CIA. Even when the relationships were at their most negative, there were members of the press happy to cooperate with and support the CIA. As questions surrounding the national security bureaucracy and the press continue to be discussed to this day, this presentation will seek to provide historical perspective on such issues.

David Hadley studied at The Ohio State University under Drs. Peter Hahn and Robert McMahon. While a graduate student, he served as Graduate Assistant, and later Assistant Editor, to the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations’ newsletter Passport, and also served as Assistant to the Executive Director of SHAFR. He received his PhD in the summer of 2015. From 2015-2016, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Historical Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Gettysburg College. His first book, The Rising Clamor: The American Press and the Central Intelligence Agency in the Cold War, 1947-1976, is scheduled for release by the University Press of Kentucky in mid-2019. He plans to continue to research the history of intelligence, and is currently working on an article exploring the political ramifications of a World War II-era murder of an OSS officer in occupied Italy.

This is the twelfth in a series of presentations sponsored by the Museum featuring expert eyewitnesses to, and other authorities on, significant Cold War and related events and activities. Presentations occur at the brewery or at the Vint Hill Craft Winery, followed by special access to the Museum (next door) with a tour for event participants.

Date: Sunday, June 17th

(NOTE: FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS PRESENTATION BUT CANNOT ATTEND BECAUSE THEY ARE AT A DISTANCE, HAVE A CONFLICT, ETC., THEY MAY BUY A TICKET VIA EVENTBRITE AND THEN ACCESS THE EVENT VIDEO ONLINE AFTER THE EVENT VIA A LINK THAT CWM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JASON HALL WILL SEND THEM. TO ARRANGE, EMAIL JASON AT JASON@COLDWAR.ORG.)

Time: 1:00 PM. (Arrival at the brewery: 12:30-1:00 PM)

Cost: $25, including the presentation; a $7 coupon toward a craft beer draft, Kombucha or other drink; a $10 contribution to the Cold War Museum; and special access to the Museum (next door) for event participants following the presentation. TICKETS AT THE DOOR, IF AVAILABLE, WILL BE $35.

Location: Old Bust Head Brewing Company, 7134 Farm Station Road, Vint Hill, VA 20187, https://www.oldbusthead.com/, and the Cold War Museum, 7142 Lineweaver Road, Vint Hill, VA 20187, www.coldwar.org

Agenda:

  • 12:30-1:00. Participants arrive; they may get their beer or other drink at this time.
  • 1:00-1:10. Jason Hall, Executive Director of the Cold War Museum, introduces the Museum and David Hadley.
  • 1:10-2:15. David presents on the complex and varied relations between the CIA and the American media in the early Cold War, and what that suggests for ongoing relations between the media and the intelligence community.
  • 2:15-3:00. Q&A opportunity for the audience.
  • 3:00-3:15 Audience members may claim their beer or other drink at this time or buy additional drinks.
  • 3:15-4:15 The Museum (next door) will be open for event participants, with staff providing a tour for those interested.

Event seating at the brewery is limited, and many prior presentations have sold out well in advance, so we suggest that you secure your tickets promptly. Questions? Call or email Jason Hall, 703-283-4124 (cell), jason@coldwar.org

Current Calendar of Scheduled Forthcoming Presentation Series Events.

Ticket availability for these events will normally appear on Eventbrite about 3 weeks prior to the event. They are normally spaced about 2 months apart, but if a special set of circumstances arises we will add others as needed. Everyone who has attended a prior event will be notified after the next event has been posted online. Since many of the prior events have sold out well in advance, you might want to act promptly.

  • July 22nd: Technology…The Key to NSA Success. John O’Hara, the former Chief Scientist for the National Security Agency, will discuss and give examples of the tremendous areas of NSA research and some of the results of NSA research and development. Where possible he will give some of the applications of the developments. He will also discuss the position of Chief Scientist at NSA, as much as security concerns permit. The four main areas of NSA research, according to the NSA website at https://www.nsa.gov/what-we-do/research/ , are:
    • We develop the means to dominate the global computing and communications network.
    • We cope with the overload of information in our environment and turn that overload to our strategic advantage.
    • We provide the means for ubiquitous, secure collaboration both within our government and through its interactions with various partners.
    • We create the means for penetrating into the "hard" targets that threaten our nation wherever, whenever, or whomever they may be.

  • We expect to schedule two additional presentations for the Fall.

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