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Bernice Moore
08-12-2011, 10:50 PM
National Security Archive Update, August 12, 2011

THE BERLIN WALL, 50 YEARS AGO

While Condemning Wall in Public, U.S. Officials Saw "Long Term
Advantage" if Potential Refugees Stayed in East Germany

Three Days Before Wall Went Up, CIA Expected East Germany Would Take
"Harsher Measures" to Solve Refugee Crisis

Disturbed By Lack of Warning, JFK Asked Intelligence Advisers to
Review CIA Performance

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