1948

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Decade.png 1940s: )    Year.png 1948 
SS Exodus.jpg
SS Exodus carrying immigrants to Israel. The boat was targeted by Operation Embarrass.

1948 saw an intensifying of the Cold War.

Cold War

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The RAND Corporation was formed in 1948, a think tank which remains closely affiliated to the Military-industrial complex.

CIA expansion

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In 1948, directive NSC 10/2 authorised the CIA to carry out covert actions anywhere in the world, specifically including "propaganda; economic warfare; preventive direct action, including sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolition, and evacuation measures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance movements, guerrillas and refugee liberation groups, and support of indigenous anti-Communist elements in threatened countries of the free world." By 1951, according to Walter Bedell Smith, the CIA covert operations had already "far exceeded" this.  

Events

Event
Tuskegee syphilis experiment
Morgenthau Plan
Operation Paperclip
Guatemala syphilis experiment
Cold War
Project CHATTER
CHATTER
Operation Embarrass
Operation Demagnetize
 

New Groups

GroupImageDateType
Association of Chief Police OfficersGroup.png1948 - Present
American Committee on United EuropeGroup.png1948 - Present
OEECGroup.png1948 - 1961Intergovernmental organisation
Operation GladioGladioEmblem.png1948 - PresentMilitary
Terrorist
People's Bank of ChinaPBOC logo.png12 January 1948 - PresentCentral bank
RAND CorporationRAND-logo.png14 May 1948 - PresentThink tank
IsraelFlag of Israel.svg14 May 1948 - PresentNation state
Israel/Defense ForcesIdf logo.png26 May 1948 - PresentMilitary
Office of Policy CoordinationGroup.pngJune 1948 - 1951Intelligence agency
Office of Scientific IntelligenceGroup.png31 December 1948 - 5 August 1963


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