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On This Day — President Truman Creates the Central Intelligence Group (January 22, 1946)

“At lunch today in the White House, with only members of the Staff present, Rear Admiral Sidney Souers and I were presented [by President Truman] with black cloaks, black hats, and wooden daggers, and the President read an amusing directive … Continue reading

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On This Day — “Dewey Defeats Truman” (November 2 1948)

“Truman and his running mate, Senator Alben Barkley of Kentucky, pulled off their shocking victory. Truman’s underdog ticket racked up 303 electoral votes and 49.6 percent of the popular vote to Dewey’s 189 electoral votes and 45.1 percent of the … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Central Intelligence Agency Act Is Signed (June 20 1949)

“I think it has become necessary to take another look at the purpose and operations of our Central Intelligence Agency. At least, I would like to submit here the original reason why I thought it necessary to organize this Agency … Continue reading

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