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The Dulles Brothers & Their Secret World War

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In the dual biography The Brothers John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles and Their Secret World War written by Stephen Kinzer, we explore the life and history of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles. John Foster Dulles who was Secretary of State and his brother Allen Dulles, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in the Eisenhower Administration were two extremely powerful men whose actions led the United States into a sequence of foreign journeys with an outcome that still affects the world to this day.
The brothers grew up in a Christian family with their father, Reverend Allen Macy Dulles, who was a preacher and theologian who led them to live the religious life. Their grandfather was ...view middle of the document...

19, 1953. After a fight that had taken many lives, Mohammad Mossadeghs’ government was conquered. The man that took Mossadeghs place was Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi after just over two years of Mossadeghs rule.
One of the next events Kinzer spoke of was when the Criminal Intelligence Agency in 1954, overthrew the Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz. Jacobo was a former resistance preacher and a political activist who stole about four hundred thousand acres of land that was formerly owned by the United Fruit Company. Jacobo Arbenz was a powerful danger when compared to Mossadegh and his appropriation of Iran’s oil resources.
One of the greatest catastrophes in CIA history was The Bay of Pigs operation. “U.S. Helps Train an Anti-Castro Force at Secret Guatemalan Air-Ground Base” was the title of New York Times after this operation even failed to get started. There were fourteen hundred American sponsored Cuban immigrants that careened to shore in an attempt to create a spur-of-the-moment revolution within the country in April of 1961. This debacle resulted in the termination of...

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