Tuesday, November 29, 2016

On This Day In History The Second Continental Congress Creates Committee Of Secret Correspondence


As History.com notes, on this day in 1775, the Second Continental Congress created the Committee of Secret Correspondence. The committee, which consisted of Benjamin Franklin and other notables, has been called America's first foreign intelligence organization.

You can read about the committee via the below link:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-creates-committee-of-secret-correspondence?cmpid=email-hist-tdih-2016-1129-11292016&om_rid=de5e4076c942a595dbda53f758321d197499484f6d117f61b6ac5c08e0d6f0aa&om_mid=115258825&kx_EmailCampaignID=8347&kx_EmailCampaignName=email-hist-tdih-2016-1129-11292016&kx_EmailRecipientID=de5e4076c942a595dbda53f758321d197499484f6d117f61b6ac5c08e0d6f0aa%20&os_ehash=44@experian:de5e4076c942a595dbda53f758321d197499484f6d117f61b6ac5c08e0d6f0aa

You can also read the CIA's take on the committee via the below link:

https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2011-featured-story-archive/intelligence-and-the-committee-of-secret-correspondence.html

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