Artifact of the Week: Bust of William J. Casey

 New York – Rashad Alkhader – Free Yemen Eye – From – News – CIA

William Casey began his intelligence career in the OSS as the chief of espionage operations in the European Theater, where he coordinated the deployment of 100 allied paratrooper teams into occupied Germany during the final year of World War II. After nearly four decades as a venture capitalist and public servant, he resumed his work in intelligence when President Ronald Reagan selected him to be Director of Central Intelligence in 1981.

Casey presided over an aggressive anti-communist effort in Afghanistan and Latin America, as well as new focus on counterterrorism after the 1983 Beirut Embassy bombing. He also successfully lobbied for the construction of the New Headquarters Building at CIA Headquarters.

He resigned in 1987 due to ill-health and passed away several months later.

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