“Privatizing” Covert Action
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This chapter examines some of the covert and clandestine political connections of the last of the previously named organizations. It covers two of Moon's many alleged covert political operations. First, explores the links between Unification Church (UC) and South Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA). Second, reveals the intimate connection between the UC and the World Anti-Communist League (WACL), an international umbrella organization encompassing numerous extreme right and neo-fascist groups. Congressional investigations of the so-called "Koreagate" scandal, which involved both overt and covert efforts by the Republic of Korea (ROK) government to manipulate US policy toward Korea, generated hundreds of articles throughout the world. In 1966 the KCIA pressured the Korean Cultural and Freedom Foundation (KCFF) to sponsor another project, the Radio of Free Asia (RFA), which was designed to beam anti-communist propaganda behind the "Bamboo Curtain". The persuasiveness and intrusive power of the KCIA in South Korea must be taken into account when examining the UC's political activities and options.