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Profile: John A. McCone

 
  

Positions that John A. McCone has held:

  • Directory of CIA


 

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(3.00pm-3:30pm) March 11, 1965      Ghana

       In Washington, D.C., US ambassador to Ghana William P. Mahoney meets with CIA Director John A. McCone and the deputy chief of the CIA's Africa division [name unknown] to discuss a “Coup d'etat Plot” in Ghana. According to a CIA document summarizing the meeting, Mahoney says that he is uncertain whether the coup, being planned by Acting Police Commissioner Harlley and Generals “Otu” and “Ankrah,” will ever come to pass. Notwithstanding, he adds that he is confident that President Kwame Nkrumah will not make it another year, given his waning popularity and Ghana's deteriorating economy. “In the interests of further weakening Nkrumah,” Mahoney recommends that the US deny Nkrumah's forthcoming request for financial assistance, according to the CIA memo. He adds that by refusing the request it would make a “desirable impression on other countries in Africa,” the memo also says. In the event of a coup, Mahoney says a military junta would likely come to power. [SeeingBlack [.com], 6/07/2002 Sources: CIA Memorandum of Conversation, 3/11/1965]
People and organizations involved: William P. Mahoney, John A. McCone
          

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