State Secret: Chapter 4
Chapter 4: Mexico City Intrigue – The World of Surveillance of Bill Simpich's new book State Secret: Wiretapping in Mexico City, Double Agents, and the Framing of Lee Oswald is now available for reading online here at MFF.
Chapter 4 takes a close look at Mexico City's highly sensitive wiretapping programs; how the Mexico City station was partnered with the Mexican secret service - described by the CIA's Anne Goodpasture as "cruel and corrupt" - in running the insecure LIENVOY wiretap program; how the LIENVOY program was designed for the CIA to address the surveillance requirements of the National Security Agency; and how the wiretaps of a man calling himself Lee Oswald were suppressed for more than thirty years. Only now do we have enough documents to move towards a conclusion about what happened during the time that the man called Oswald was in Mexico City.
State Secret is being serialized a chapter at a time, with a new chapter appearing approximately weekly. During the month of November, we will be publishing chapters 5 and 6, to be followed by a concluding chapter.
See also previously-published chapters: