The United States Marine Corps (USMC) Major (Ret.) John R. Stockwell, former CIA case officer and former CIA Angola Station Chief who served 12 years in CIA introduces the documentary made about him by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Saul Landau.
The movie has been shown in several film festivals around the world and on TV in many countries; but the U.S. networks, including PBS, refused to show it. Consequently, our showing provides its American premiere. Next, we look at segments of three weeks’ coverage by the TV networks of the situation concerning the Russian troops in Cuba, interspersed with John’s comments.
Finally, John gives his evaluation of Cuba, having recently visited there three times, and his arguments against the CIA. The program was designated “tonight’s highlight” by the Austin American-Statesman and evoked much discussion. During his career in CIA — John was also high ranking member of United States National Security Council (NSC).
John R. Stockwell served 7 tours of duties in: Ivory Coast (1966-1967), Zaire (1967-1969), Burundi (1969-1972), Vietnam (1973-1975), Angola (1975-1976). Documentary Copyright 1978 Recorded October, 1979 ¤ John R. Stockwell
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“In Search of Enemies: A CIA Story” by John Stockwell
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