Allen Welsh DullesAllen Welsh Dulles
- January 29
) was an influential director of the CIA
from 1953 to 1961 and a member of the Warren Commission
. Dulles was also the younger brother of John Dulles
. During Dulles's term as director of the CIA, the intelligence agency succeeded in its first attempts at removing foreign leaders by covert means, notably Prime Minister Mossadeq
in 1953 and President Arbenz
in 1954. These covert operations constituted an important part of the Eisenhower administration's new Cold War national security policy, known as the New Look. Dulles was fired by JFK
for his part in drafting the audacious Operation Northwoods
document, which called for the CIA to kill Americann
citizens and frame Cubans, to gain popular support for a war with that country.
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