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  Church Committee Reports

Interim Report: Alleged Assassination Plots Involving Foreign Leaders

Volume 1: Unauthorized Storage of Toxic Agents

Volume 2: Huston Plan

Volume 3: Internal Revenue Service

Volume 4: Mail Opening

Volume 5: The National Security Agency and Fourth Amendment Rights

Volume 6: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Volume 7: Covert Action

Book I: Foreign and Military Intelligence

Book II: Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans

Book III: Supplementary Detailed Staff Reports on Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans

Book IV: Supplementary Detailed Staff Reports on Foreign and Military Intelligence

Book V: The Investigation of the Assassination of President J.F.K.: Performance of the Intelligence Agencies

Book VI: Supplementary Reports on Intelligence Activities

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Church Committee Reports

These 14 published reports of the Church Committee contain a wealth of information on the formation, operation, and abuses of U.S. intelligence agencies. They were published in 1975 and 1976, after which recommendations for reform were debated in the Congress and in some cases carried out.

The Interim Report documents the Church Committee's findings on U.S. involvement in attempts to assassinate foreign leaders, particularly Patrice Lumumba of the Congo, Cuba's Fidel Castro, Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, the Diem brothers of Vietnam, and General Rene Schneider of Chile. It also contains findings on the development of a general "Executive Action" capability by the CIA.

The remaining reports are split into 7 volumes of public hearings and exhibits and 6 books which contain the Committee's writings on the various topics investigated. These 14 reports are the most extensive review of intelligence activities ever made public.