The Washington Post – August 3, 1977
“Senate committees have previously uncovered various aspects of the CIA’s drug testing and behaviour research, but details are coming to light as the result of newly discovered documents cited in a July 16 announcement by CIA Director Stanfield Turner.
More than 400 heavily sanitized pages were made public yesterday in response to Freedom of Information Act requests. Turner is scheduled to joint hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Senate sub-committee on health.Three former CIA officials with knowledge of the behavior research also will be called.
The mind-control efforts first started in 1949 under the name of Project Blubird as a defensive reaction to the “bizarre conduct of (Joszel) Cardinal Mindzenty” at his trial in Budapest when he confessed to treason.”
“Under international standards formulated at the Nuremberg war crimes trials and subsequently adopted by the United States, medical experiments on humans were supposed to be for the good of mankind and carried out only with the full and informed consent of the subjects.
The mind-control program turned into Project Artichoke in 1951 and several years later it became MK/Ultra. In 1954, a team was dispatched overseas to perform tests on individuals “representing a Communist-bloc country.”
PROJECT MKULTRA, THE CIA’S PROGRAM OF RESEARCH IN BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATION, JOINT HEARING BEFORE THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE