History... The Origins of the U.S. Intelligence Community & Why It Spies on Americans. Project Camelot interviews Duncan O'Finioan. CIA Secret Experiments. Project ARTICHOKE, or the CIA Attempt to Create an Unwitting Assassin Through Hypnosis. Poster for the 1962 hypno-assassination thriller, The Manchurian Candidate.
The 1962 film The Manchurian Candidate –based on Richard Condon’s 1959 novel– portrays an American soldier who is hypnotized by Communists and trained to assassinate American officials on command. This 22 January 1954 CIA memo shows that the Agency also pondered using hypnotized assassination. The report’s central question was, “Can an individual of [redacted] descent be made to perform an act of attempted assassination involuntarily under the influence of ARTICHOKE?” According to a subsequent CIA report, “ARTICHOKE is the Agency cryptonym for the study and/or use of ‘special’ interrogation methods that have been known to include the use of drugs and chemicals, hypnosis, and ‘total isolation,’ a form of psychological harassment.” Later, the document stipulated that this assassination attempt would be “against a prominent [redacted] politician or if necessary, against an American official.”
Wow. Digg Like this: Psyche, Science, and Society » Project Artichoke, far worse than MKULTRA? Project ARTICHOKE. Declassified pages of ARTICHOKE-MKULTRA Project ARTICHOKE (also referred to as Operation ARTICHOKE) was a CIA project that researched interrogation methods and arose from Project BLUEBIRD on August 20, 1951, run by the CIA's Office of Scientific Intelligence. A memorandum by Richard Helms to CIA director Allen Welsh Dulles indicated Artichoke became Project MKULTRA on April 13, 1953.[not in citation given] The project studied hypnosis, forced morphine addiction (and subsequent forced withdrawal), and the use of other chemicals, among other methods, to produce amnesia and other vulnerable states in subjects.
ARTICHOKE was a mind control program that gathered information together with the intelligence divisions of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and FBI. See also  Jump up ^ Science, Technology and the CIAJump up ^ Church Committee; p. 390 "MKULTRA was approved by the DCI [Director of Central Intelligence] on April 13, 1953"Jump up ^ Estabrooks, G.H. References Ronson, Jon. Project MKULTRA. Declassified MKUltra documents Project MKUltra — sometimes referred to as the CIA's mind control program — was the code name given to an illegal and clandestine program of experiments on human subjects, designed and undertaken by the U.S.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Experiments on humans were intended to identify and develop drugs and procedures to be used in interrogations and torture, in order to weaken the individual to force confessions through mind control. Organized through the Scientific Intelligence Division of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the project coordinated with the Special Operations Division of the U.S. Concerned with "the research and development of chemical, biological, and radiological materials capable of employment in clandestine operations to control human behavior. " Project MKUltra was first brought to public attention in 1975 by the Church Committee of the U.S. Background Dr. CIA behavior modification: Project Bluebird - National US Intelligence.
Project Bluebird was the CIA's first behavior modification program.
Initiated in 1949, it was overtaken by Project Artichoke in 1950 and morphed into the massive Project MKULTRA in 1953. The primary goal of these CIA projects was to develop and refine control over the mind and human behavior for the purpose of espionage, counter-espionage, and the clandestine manipulation of global politics. Many people find it hard to believe that the U.S. government would be involved with any form of mind control. Yet thousands of pages of declassified documents from Project Bluebird and other top secret CIA projects prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that not only was the CIA involved in behavior modification, they were very successful at it. Project "Bluebird" - Colin A. Ross MD. By Colin A.
Ross MD A 10-Page Summary In this summary of Bluebird, Dr. Ross describes unethical experiments conducted by psychiatrists to create amnesia, new identities, hypnotic access codes, and new memories in the minds of experimental subjects. His research is based on 15,000 pages of documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. PROJECT BLUEBIRD.