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CIA Scrubbed Surveillance Files on Thousands of Americans (Including Chomsky) Under 60’s-70’s CHAOS Program

In Archive, Chomsky, CIA, Surveillance on March 2, 2014 at 4:17 PM

02/26/2014

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I 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.

The new piece of the puzzle, just obtained via FOIA, is this CIA records control schedule, NC1-263-78-1, signed by then Archivist James B. Rhoads in March 1978 approving a “Request for immediate disposal” of thousands of CIA files on U.S. citizens “and the index related to these collections which were established under project CHAOS during the period 1967-1974.”  The schedule notes that the “files were opened to maintain information bearing on possible foreign Communist exploitation of dissention in the United States, primarily concerning the Vietnam War. Subject of the folders were U.S. citizens and organizations involved in dissident activities in the United States.”

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Related Link: Declassified Documents Reveal NSA Spied on Vietnam War Critics, Including MLK, Muhammad Ali, and Senator Frank Church

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