Operation Dormouse

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Operation Dormouse was a covert operation launched in 1975 by the CIA to divert attention from Project Artichoke.[1][2] Operation Dormouse was to divert attention from Project Artichoke and direct it to the infamous Project MKULTRA.[3][4]

Project Artichoke and Operation Dormouse

Released documents show that although the horrors and atrocities of MKULTRA received most of the attention and public outrage over CIA mind control programs, the tortures earliest, deepest and most influential roots in fact found in the CIA's Project Artichoke.

This was the outcome planned by the CIA when it created Operation Dormouse. It operated out of the CIA's Security Research branch, and was launched as the 1975 Rockefeller Commission report and the subsequent Congressional hearings into CIA illegal activities chaired by Senators Frank Church and Teddy Kennedy started.

The idea was that by exposing the MKULTRA program by essentially offering it to the press, any investigative attempts into the Project Artichoke would be diverted.[5]

In his 2009 book, A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA's Secret Cold War Experiments, H. P. Albarelli documents some of the atrocities of the project including terminal interrogations conducted in Germany under Project ARTICHOKE.[6]


The authors H.P. Albarelli and Jeffrey Kaye argue that, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld are specifically implicated in Operation Dormouse and were working with the CIA to suppress information on Artichoke from surfacing.[7][8]