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This is the story of the decade-long MK ULTRA program that used unwitting candidates for mind-control tests.
In this edition of Standup Historian, I talk about the history of CIA tests on unwitting citizens and the possibility of gaining control over a person’s mind became one of the top pursuits for intelligence services.
I talk about the Church Committee and its report regarding the abuse of power by the United States intelligence agencies to conduct experiments on US citizens without their consent.
I talk about Sidney Gottlieb, Dr. Frank Olson, James "Whitey" Bulger, and also projects CHATTER, BLUEBIRD, ARTICHOKE, and of course MKULTRA.