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DIED Cartha DeLoach, 92, a top aide to longtime FBI director J. Edgar Hoover; as the agency's liaison to the White House, he was an influential intermediary...

Tracking the Threats Within

Ever since the days of J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI has been image-conscious. To this day, the bureau's hallways are dotted with movie posters showing square-jawed...

The Assassination: Was It a Conspiracy?

Yes. By David Talbot On Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, Robert F. Kennedy--J.F.K.'s younger brother, Attorney General and devoted watchman--was eating lunch at Hickory...

27 Years Ago in TIME

The FBI's current troubles are hardly the first time the agency has been plunged into controversy. Three years after the death of FBI Director J. EDGAR HOOVER,...

What I Saw at a Military Tribunal

By June 1942, seven months had passed since Pearl Harbor, and still no news from the Atlantic or Pacific theaters had fundamentally lifted our spirits or ...

Books: Eyes Still On The Prize

On its surface, Taylor Branch's Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65 (Simon & Schuster; 746 pages; $30) keeps to the high ground. The moral and...

The Presidency Reach Out and Twist an Arm

"People were grievin' and cryin' and hidin' their babies under the bed," Lyndon Johnson once recalled about the hours and days following the assassination of...

Partners For Life

The motto of the FBI is "Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity." How well did William Sessions' all-powerful predecessor, J. Edgar Hoover, uphold these words? Not very,...

THE FBI: Inside J. Edgar's X-Rated Files

One of the reasons why J. Edgar Hoover was able to hang on to power at the FBI for 48 years, until his death at 77 in 1972, was a collection of files he kept in...

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