Prepared Statement of Admiral Stansfield Turner, Director of
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Mr. Chairman: In my letter to you of July 15, 1977, I reported our recent
discovery of seven boxes of documents related to Project MKULTRA, a closely held
CIA project conducted from 1953-1964. As you may recall, MKULTRA was an
“umbrella project” under which certain sensitive subprojects were funded,
involving among other things research on drugs and behavioral modification.
During the Rockefeller Commission and Church Committee investigations in 1975,
the cryptonym became publicly known when details of the drug-related death of
Dr. Frank Olsen were publicized. In 1953 Dr. Olsen, a civilian employee of the
Army at Fort Detrick, leaped to his death from a hotel room window in New York
City about a week after having unwittingly consumed LSD administered to him as
an experiment at a meeting of LSD researchers called by CIA.
Most of what was known about the Agency’s involvement with behavioral drugs during the
investigations in 1975 was contained in a report on Project MKULTRA prepared by
the Inspector General’s office in 1963. As a result of that report’s
recommendations, unwitting testing of drugs on U.S. citizens was subsequently
discontinued. The MKULTRA-related report was made available to the Church
Committee investigators and to the staff of Senator Kennedy’s Subcommittee on
Health. Until the recent discovery, it was believed that all of the MKULTRA
files dealing with behavioral modification had been destroyed in 1973 on the
orders of the then retiring Chief of the Office of Technical Service, with the
authorization of the DCI, as has been previously reported. Almost all of the
people who had had any connection with the aspects of the project which
interested Senate investigators in 1975 were no longer with the Agency at that
time. Thus, there was little detailed knowledge of the MKULTRA subprojects
available to CIA during the Church Committee investigations. This lack of
available details, moreover, was probably not wholly attributable to the
destruction of MKULTRA files in
1973; the 1963 report on MKULTRA by the Inspector General notes on page 14:
“Present practice is to maintain no records of the planning and approval of test programs.”
mstmha: “This NWO (The Silent War) is just too freakishly incredible for words.
I originally thought that the ‘Freaks come out at night’ but I see now that it is far from the truth.
These programs have been going on for longer than we would have accepted. So why is it that these perps try to make it seem that the tortures that they put every targeted individual through is brand new?
Just tell the truth about it, for God’s sake, because, the truth, by itself, after so many years may set you free.
*Psychotic is what psychotic does.*