Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

What do you think about Operation Northwoods?

It was never put into effect, but it was drafted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and signed by the chairman at the time

Operation Northwoods, or Northwoods, was a false-flag plan, proposed within the United States government in 1962. The plan called for CIA or other operatives to commit apparent acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Castro-led Cuba. One plan was to "develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington".

This operation is especially notable in that it included plans for hijackings and bombings followed by the use of phony evidence that would blame the terrorist acts on a foreign government, namely Cuba.

The plan stated:

The desired resultant from the execution of this plan would be to place the United States in the apparent position of suffering defensible grievances from a rash and irresponsible government of Cuba and to develop an international image of a Cuban threat to peace in the Western Hemisphere.

Operation Northwoods was drafted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and signed by then-Chairman Lyman Lemnitzer, and sent to the Secretary of Defense.

Several other proposals were listed, including the real or simulated actions against various U.S military and civilian targets. Operation Northwoods was part of the U.S. government's Cuban Project (Operation Mongoose) anti-Castro initiative. It was never officially accepted or executed.

Although the plan actually never did get used, it was planned and ready to go. What do you think?

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    there were many programs conducted during the 60, 70s and 80s which never came to light, I think while some secrecy is necessary we need to insure our own are safe from this type of practices

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It just reminds me of how corrupt agencies can be.

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