An Odd Bit of Hidden History: De Gaulle's CIA Aide

Karnow, Stanley
June 1974
New Republic;6/29/74, Vol. 170 Issue 26, p17
Presents information on the history of relations of French premier Charles de Gaulle, with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Work relations of CIA with the U.S.; Legitimacy of the French government under the command of de Gaulle; Concerns of CIA that if de Gaulle would come back to power, it would wreck the Atlantic alliance; Permission granted to former CIA agent John F. Hassey, to provide de Gaulle with classified materials for memoirs, he was then writing; Issues of foreign relations of the U.S. with the Soviet Union, emphasised by de Gaulle during his meetings with Hassey; Efforts of de Gaulle to maintain his goodwill in the CIA.


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