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Smith reorganized the CIA’s analytical and estimation procedures, ordering the staff to stop producing huge research papers stuffed with known facts and instead provide brief and relevant papers. THE HISTORY OF THE CIA 53 With the outbreak of the Korean War, CIA agents were soon operating in Korea, China, and surrounding areas. The information they provided was valuable to the military campaign and helped strengthen what had previously been a competitive relationship between the military and the CIA.

In its place, he created the Office of Strategic Services, now to be controlled not by the White House THE OSS 35 but by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest-ranking members of each branch of the armed services. Donovan was no longer to oversee propaganda; instead the OSS had two missions: to collect and analyze strategic intelligence for the Joint Chiefs, and to plan and direct special operations required by the Joint Chiefs. WORLD AT WAR With the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States entered World War II.

S. Marines crossed the Han River in a full-scale drive toward Seoul, the then-Communist-held capital of South Korea. An early failure of the new CIA was that it did not clearly predict the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950. As a result, the CIA director, Walter Bedell Smith, reorganized the agency’s approach to intelligence analysis. meant that research and analysis that did not support the final conclusion was often brushed aside, resulting in a final product that failed to present multiple possible situations or predictions.

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