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Book II: Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans
Book II moves from foreign and military intelligence to domestic
intelligence. The report is concerned primarily with the FBI’s COINTELPRO
counter-intelligence campaign, but also discusses the CIA’s Operation
CHAOS, whereby the CIA engaged in domestic intelligence work in
violation of the CIA charter. Other agencies including the NSA and
Army Intelligence are also discussed. Illegal electronic surveillance,
mail opening, infiltration of dissident groups, “black bag” break-in
jobs, media manipulation, IRS targeting, and the intense campaign
waged against Martin Luther King, Jr. are all subjects of this report.
The overriding theme is the violation of the rights of Americans
as identified in the U.S. Constitution.