Legacy in the CIA
Due to the coup, the CIA gained significant amounts of power. It could now secretly circumnavigate the instructions of high ranking officials and the American population as, in many ways, it became increasingly similar to the original OSS. This is not the real topic sentence.
Division of Power
Other internal stuff?
- NEW Responsibilities (after the coup)
"The fact must not be overlooked that in recruiting these individuals over a considerable period of time the station wittingly selected people whose basic ideologies were in accord with US policy toward Iran and the USSR. This factor should not be overlooked in future recruitment..."
-Wilbur Report, 1954
CIA has more power I MOVED THIS TO AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY BUT IM KEEPING IT HERE JUST IN CASE
The Iranian coup helped set the standard for the president to go to the CIA to carry out operations that would not otherwise be legal or practical.
"Buoyed by these triumphs, the U.S. became more aggressive. America interpreted the most innocuous developments as further evidence that the Soviet Union was about to encircle the world."
-Ronald Kessler, Inside the CIA.