Successful U.S. Covert Actions in the Early Cold War Years

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Question 2: The US engaged in covert action in the early Cold War years (until the mid-1950s). Describe at least 5 lessons learned from successful covert actions. Detail the lessons, describe why they are crucial as they apply to any covert action operation, and provide specifics. You must be specific and detailed in your use of case materials.
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This paper looks at US covert action during the Cold War years from the immediate aftermath of the Second World War until the middle-1950s. In particular, the paper looks at five lessons learned from successful covert actions. The essay will detail the lessons learned; describe why they are crucial as they apply to any covert action operation; and will provide specifics. As an...
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