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Counterintelligence: Domestic CI

Counterintelligence can be described as activities designed to prevent or thwart spying, intelligence gathering, and sabotage by an enemy or other foreign entity. This guide provides books, articles, reports, websites, and videos on the subject.

Domestic Counterintelligence

Domestic Counterintelligence involves law enforcement agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) using surveillance tools originally developed to target foreign spies to neutralize American political dissidents. 

A good example of this is COINTELPRO-- short for Counterintelligence Program-- which was a FBI intelligence/counterintelligence program started during the Cold War with the purpose of disrupting the activities of the Communist Party of the United States. In the 1960s, it was expanded to include a number of other domestic groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan, the Socialist Workers Party, the Black Panther Party, and other political organizations.  

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Video-- COINTELPRO, PArt 1/2: The Black Panther Plot

First installment in a 2-part exploration of controversial FBI history-- COINTELPRO. Apr 2023.