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What We Really Know About the CIA and Crack

The CIA claimed that any story linking it to the 1980s crack cocaine explosion was conspiratorial slander. But the evidence of its complicity is all there in the congressional record.

The CIA thought it had buried a sordid story with the death of San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb. Webb had spent years documenting the crack cocaine trade in the United States and the intelligence agency’s complicity in it. Webb took his own life in 2004 after his 1996 “Dark Alliance” reporting series came […]

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