| Bo Gritz |
Enid, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign|
CIA drug trafficking
In 1986, after a trip to Burma to interview drug kingpin Khun Sa regarding possible locations of U.S. POWs, Gritz returned from Burma with a videotaped interview in which Khun Sa names several officials in the Reagan administration involved in drug trafficking in Southeast Asia. Among those named was Richard Armitage, who most recently served as Deputy Secretary of State during George W. Bush's first term as president. Gritz believed that those same officials were involved in a coverup of missing American POWs. Gritz was threatened, told to "erase and forget" all that he had discovered, as it would, "hurt the government". Further, I was promised a prison sentence of "15 years" if he did not.
Christic Institute lawsuit
During this period Gritz established contacts with the Christic Institute, a progressive group which was then pursuing a lawsuit against the U.S. government over charges of drug trafficking in both Southeast Asia and Central America. [Citation Needed]
- Berlet, Chip; Matthew Nemiroff Lyons (2000). Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort. New York: The Guilford Press. p. 340. ISBN 1-57230-562-2. OCLC 43929926.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
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