That former Kentucky Senator Walter D. Huddleston was a member of the original United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations With Respect to Intelligence Activities, informally known as the Church Committee, named after the committee chair, Frank Church (D-Idaho), in 1975? This committee investigated clandestine operations against Fidel Castro (Cuba), Patrice Lumumba (Congo), Rafael Trujillo (Dominican Republic), the Diem brothers (South Vietnam), and Gen. Rene Schneider (Chile). From the recommendations of the committee, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) were created. To find out more about the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations With Respect to Intelligence Activities, see the Walter D. Huddleston Collection the Public Policy Archives located in Special Collections at the University of Kentucky Libraries. (6/6/08)
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