According to this document, http://www.maryferre...sPageId=1167996 one Perry Harten, an agent for the Brussels World Exibition in 1956, was "considered for assignment in QKACTIVE, but no use materialised." If he had been utilized would he have defected to the Soviet Union?
Another project was QKHILLTOP, which according to a number of sources was a study of "mind control" initiated by the CIA in 1954 after reports of Communist "brainwashing." According to the book American Torture: From the Cold War to Abu Ghraib and Beyond:
"One project, codenamed QK-Hilltop, was based at Cornell University under the direction of Dr Harold Wolff. At Cornell, Wolff was an earlier pioneer of human ecology, an interdisciplinary field incorporating psychology, medicine and sociology. When the project began, Dr Wolff asked the CIA to provide him with all its information regarding 'threats, coercion, imprisonment, deprivation, humiliation, torture, "brainwashing", "black psychiatry", hypnosis and combination of these, with or without chemical agents.'"
It appears that a number of CIA files on QKACTIVE are available for viewing at the National Archives. See: http://www.archives....ject-files.html Also available are records for several other CIA projects that I had never heard of before: QKBOIL, QKDEMON and QKDROOP. Has anyone seen these records?
QKDEMON has to be the coolest CIA code name to date.
Edited by Gary Buell, 09 September 2008 - 04:08 AM.