Psywar on Cuba: The Declassified History of U.S. Anti-Castro Propaganda

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Ocean Press, 1999 - Political Science - 320 pages

Newly declassified CIA and U.S. Government documents are reproduced here for the first time, exposing a 40-year campaign by Washington to use psychological warfare and propaganda to destabilize Cuba and undermine its revolution.

The Cuban people have been the target for one of the largest psychological warfare campaigns ever waged by one country against another. This book details the U.S. psywar efforts, overt and covert, which have included rumor campaigns, posters, newspapers, books, comics, newsreels, leaflet drops, and radio and TV broadcasts from airplanes, blimps, boats, submarines, secluded islands and the U.S. mainland.

As a comprehensive record of the political, legal and strategic aspects of this four-decade long, multi-million dollar propaganda barrage, the book will serve as a valuable case study and reference for teachers and students of political science, Cold War history, media studies and international communication.

Hundreds of pages of previously secret documents are included in this unique and stunning contribution to the literature on U.S. foreign policy and anti-Castro covert operations.

“An excellent overview of the whole sad story of U.S. efforts to use radio broadcasting and now TV against the Castro government — efforts which are simply part of a deceitful and utterly counterproductive policy,” Wayne S. Smith, former US diplomat in Havana.
 

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Contents

Index of Documents
1
Counterrevolution and Invasion
14
Operation Mongoose
66
The Missile Crisis Propaganda Blitz
128
Edward Murrow USIA Director Weekly Report to President Kennedy December
149
Continued Operations
152
Illustrations
199
Radio Martí
214
TV Martí
240
Cuba Broadcasting Controversies
270
Source Notes
315
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