The CIA was created in 1947 just after the end of the World War II. And this year marks its 70th. anniversary.
Over the decades, the CIA has been one of the world’s most controversial organizations. From Cuba to Iran and across the globe it has been linked to government overthrows and covert actions.
For more on the history and impact of the CIA, CGTN’s John Gilmore reports.
To discuss all this:
- Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst and served 27 years with the agency
- Mohammad Marandi , an Iranian academic, political analyst and expert on American studies
- Carlos Alzugaray, a former Cuban diplomat and educator.
- Kenneth Osgood , a professor of History and director of the McBride Honors Program at the Colorado School of Mines