The Secret Cold War: the C.I.A. and American Foreign Policy in Europe, 1946–1956. Part I

@article{Barnes1981TheSC,
  title={The Secret Cold War: the C.I.A. and American Foreign Policy in Europe, 1946–1956. Part I},
  author={Trevor J Barnes},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={1981},
  volume={24},
  pages={399 - 415}
}
  • T. Barnes
  • Published 1 June 1981
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
President Truman celebrated the birth of the central intelligence agency with a private lunch at the White House on 24 January 1946. He invited the first director of central intelligence, Admiral Sidney Souers, and the president's chief of staff, Admiral William Leahy. Truman appeared with wooden daggers and black hats and coats which he presented to his guests. 

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