Confirmed: The CIA Destroyed Its Noam Chomsky File and Thousands More on Other U.S. Citizens

chokI can now confirm that the reason why the CIA could not locate its file on Noam Chomsky, despite the fact that the CIA had in fact maintained records on him, is that the CIA destroyed them and, unfortunately in my view, the destruction was authorized by the Archivist of the United States.

As background, in an earlier post "More CIA Records on Noam Chomsky the CIA Could Not Find" I analyzed some additional CIA records (see, e.g., here from 1967, here, here, and here from 1970, and here from 1971) showing that the CIA was documenting the activities of Noam Chomsky as part of the CIA's CHAOS/MHCHAOS program. Importantly, those documents were located in the "Segregated Collection" of CIA records that were provided to the House Select Committee on Assassinations established in 1976 to investigate the assassinations of JFK and MLK, which are available in full-text search from the Mary Ferrell Foundation...


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