The Secret Team, Colonel (retired) L. Fletcher Prouty's exposé of the CIA's "control of the United States and the world," was first published in the 1973. However, virtually all copies of the book disappeared upon distribution, having been purchased en masse by shady "private buyers." Most likely, Prouty's allegations such as how the U2 Crisis of 1960 was fixed to sabotage the Eisenhower-Khrushchev talk did not please the CIA.

     Colonel Prouty was most likely the person referred to as "Man X" in Oliver Stone's movie, JFK, the man who said "follow the money."


     In 1997, we were most pleased when Colonel Prouty agreed to an interview for the New Enlightenment Website. I conducted a telephone interview with Colonel Prouty on July 29.

      In 1989, FederalJack conducted a series of interviews with Colonel Prouty: