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    • Congress and War

    • By: Stephen R. Weissman
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is easy to conclude that the U.S. Congress, deeply partisan and paralyzed by gridlock, is simply incapable of playing a constructive role in matters of war and peace. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and indeed, it wasn’t always. From the late 1960s to the early 1990s, Congress weighed in responsibly on conflicts in Southeast Asia, Central America, the Middle East, and southern Africa. Now is the perfect time for congressional leaders to breathe new life into an essential component of American democracy.

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    • What Really Happened in Congo

    • The CIA, the Murder of Lumumba, and the Rise of Mobutu
    • By: Stephen R. Weissman
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Newly available evidence shows that the CIA engaged in pervasive political meddling and paramilitary action in Congo during the 1960s - and that the local CIA station chief directly influenced the events that led to the death of Patrice Lumumba, the country's first democratically elected prime minister.

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    • Very brief and clear.

    • By Isa Abdul-Aziz on 09-20-17

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    • Who Lost Congo?

    • The Consequences of Covert Action
    • By: Herman J. Cohen, Charles G. Cogan, Stephen R. Weissman
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 18 mins
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    Cohen and Cogan portray U.S. involvement in Congo in the 1960s as necessary and relatively benign. Weissman replies.

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