December 12, 2009

Chapter 22: Suspicious Minds

The John Birch Society adds its voice to the anticommunist movement. It is named for a Christian minister who had been sent by James Doolittle to serve as an intelligent agent for the Flying Tigers. CIA and State Department officials meet at Pawley’s home to discuss the deteriorating situation in Cuba and fears of communism taking hold there. Pawley tries to convince Cuban President Batista to step down so Castro’s ascendancy to power can be blocked.