Crucial Background to New Redford Movie on Bush and Rather, Part 2

Reading Time: 35 minutes In 2004, CBS News was offered documents confirming that George W. Bush had dodged the draft during the Vietnam War. Dan Rather aired a report based on these documents and within a suspiciously short time, they were alleged to be false. The story “blew up” in Rather’s face, forcing his early retirement. Russ Baker, who was in Texas at the time, found telling indications that the documents were likely a clever ruse to trap CBS and convince others that investigating Bush’s past was hazardous.

Crucial Background to New Redford Movie on Bush and Rather, Part 1

Reading Time: 21 minutes In 2004, CBS News was offered documents confirming that George W. Bush had dodged the draft during the Vietnam War. Dan Rather aired a report based on these documents and within a suspiciously short time, they were alleged to be false. The story “blew up” in Rather’s face, forcing his early retirement. Russ Baker, who was in Texas at the time, found telling indications that the documents were likely a clever ruse to trap CBS and convince others that investigating Bush’s past was hazardous.

New Book on CIA Master-Plotter Dulles, Sneak Peek: Part 3

Reading Time: 10 minutes In this third excerpt from The Devil’s Chessboard, the Warren Commission is revealed as a whitewash and a fraud. The CIA, under suspicion that it was involved in the Kennedy assassination, steers attention away from itself, to everyone else — including other parts of the government. And one former Commission staffer, becoming aware he had been duped, gets a threat.

Members of the Warren Commission

New Book on CIA Master-Plotter Dulles, Sneak Peek: Part 2

Reading Time: 8 minutes In this second excerpt from the new book The Devil’s Chessboard, by David Talbot, we examine the formation and activities of the Warren Commission. And we note the central role in guiding the Commission’s “probe” of none other than Allen Dulles — a professional coup planner who might under normal circumstances have been considered a prime suspect.

New Book on CIA Master-Plotter Dulles, Sneak Peek: Part 1

Reading Time: 11 minutes In this excerpt from the new book The Devil’s Chessboard, by David Talbot, we learn that what we have been told about the assassination of John F. Kennedy is not even close to the truth. And we see the highly irregular activities of Allen Dulles, the most powerful CIA director in history, after he has been removed from his post by Kennedy, and in the hours and days after the president was shot.