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Spying on Americans: Infamous 1970s White House Plan for Protest Surveillance Released

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Article

Publication Date

6-25-2020

Abstract

"Portions of a long-secret government blueprint for expansive surveillance of domestic protest movements during the Nixon presidency have just been released, more than 50 years after it was drafted. The notorious “Huston Plan” prepared by representatives of the White House and the U.S. intelligence community envisioned a smorgasbord of covert operations that made even FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover queasy. The proposed activities ranged from monitoring domestic dissident groups — notably the Black Panthers — to office break-ins."

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This article was originally published in the National Security Archive on June 25, 2020.

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National Security Archive

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