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Cryptonym: MH

Designation is to signify the program had a worldwide area of operations.

John S. Friedman, The Secret Histories, pp. 278-279 (2005).

"worldwide area of operations" is used to describe "MH".

Verne Lyon, "Domestic Surveillance: The History of Operation CHAOS", Covert Action Information Bulletin, Summer 1990.

In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson requested that the CIA begin its own investigation into domestic dissent—independent of the FBI's ongoing COINTELPRO. In 1968, the CIA printed a 199-page study entitled "Restless Youth" on worldwide student dissidence. https://books.google.com/books?id=915sV2I5nfkC&dq=MHCHAOS&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=worldwide+

Angus McKenzie, Secrets, http://www.whale.to/b/mackenzie_b.html

MHCHAOS was run by Richard Ober, a counterintelligence specialist who reported to James Angleton. Angleton chose Ober for the job. Ober set up the Special Operations Group for this program. "'MH' for the worldwide area of operations, 'CHAOS' for, well, chaos."

Bill Simpich

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