Silent Repression: Covert Operations examines the CIA from its inception in 1947 to the present. It investigates the CIA's ties to prominent Nazis. It explains covert attempts to topple numerous governments, most of which were democracies, and to replace them with right wing dictatorships which are friendly to American corporations. In addition, the CIA's drug connection from the late 1940s to the 1980s is detailed. Separate chapters focus on the role of the Reagan and Bush administrations in wars in Nicaragua, Grenada, Panama, and Iraq -- as well as the possible cause for Gulf War Syndrome. Finally, Silent Repression: Covert Operations analyzes illicit FBI capers during the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement in the turbulent 1960s as well as other FBI operations in the 1980s and 1990s.