The reader should be aware that Arthur B. Darling's history, The Central Intelligence Agency: An Instrument of Goverment, to 1950, has a definite and sometimes controversial point of view. Darling blames the State Department, the FBI, and what he terms the Military Establishment-- especially the heads of the military intelligence services--for much of the hardship which the early CIA (and its predecessor, the Central Intelligence Group) endured. He also heavily criticizes the Dulles--Jackson-- Correa Report of 1949, which held the Director of Central Intelligence responsible for a major and ongoing failure in intelligence coordination. Reportedly, Allen Dulles (chairman of the Dulles--Jackson--Correa Report) did not concur with Darling's conclusions and, when he became Director of Central Intelligence, restricted access to the history.
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Publication information: Book title: The Central Intelligence Agency:An Instrument of Government, to 1950. Contributors: Arthur B. Darling - Author. Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press. Place of publication: University Park, PA. Publication year: 1990. Page number: xxv.
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