Ashton Carter wrote two anti-CIA articles for his college newspaper in 1975, Gotnews.com has learned.
Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense’s anti-CIA views are particularly relevant now that he may have control over the Defense Department, the nation’s largest intelligence gathering body.
Writing for the Yale Daily News, Carter argued that the CIA is “effectively, just the dirty tricks branch of our intelligence effort.”
Decrying “militarism” the future would be defense secretary concluded that the CIA’s covert, destabilizing “Dirty tricks have to go and the CIA must be reformed.”
“Most of the so-called ‘dirty tricks’–paramilitary operations, assassinations, coups, and other invidious invasions of the rights of foreign states–is left to the CIA,” Carter wrote.
The CIA must be reformed appeared on January 23, 1975.