Project MK-ULTRA, or MKULTRA, was the codename for a secret, clandestine CIA program to find the man of the Office of Scientific Intelligence. The official U.S. government began in the early 1950s, continued at least until the late 1960s, and has used U.S. and Canadian citizens as test subjects. Published data show that the MK-ULTRA project involved the surreptitious use of many types of drugs and other methods to deal with different mental states and to alter brain function.
The Agency has invested millions of dollars into studies of extract in which the methods of influence and control the mind and strengthen their ability to retrieve information on topics resistance during questioning.
Some historians have argued that creating a “Manchurian Candidate” was submitted by “mind control” techniques set a target of MK-ULTRA and related projects of the CIA. Alfred McCoy said the CIA’s attention media on this kind of “ridiculous attempt” to chat programs, so that the public is not the main purpose of research, seeking to develop effective methods of torture and interrogation. These authors cite as examples the fact that the CIA interrogation manual KUBARK “studies at McGill University” means, and that most of the techniques recommended in KUBARK exactly those that Cameron used his subjects (the deprivation Sensory, drugs, isolation, etc..)
A document from 1955 MK-ULTRA gives an indication of the size and scope of the effort, this document refers to the study of a range of psychotropic substances as described below:
1st Substances, logical thinking and impulsiveness to the point where the receiver would be discredited in public support.
2nd substances that increase the efficiency of the delivery and collection.
3rd Materials that prevent or counteract the intoxicating effect of alcohol.
4th materials that promote the intoxicating effect of alcohol.
5th produce materials, signs and symptoms of recognized diseases in a reversible way so that it is for simulators, etc. used
6th The materials which are the induction of hypnosis easier or improve its usefulness.
7th substances to improve people’s ability to withstand deprivation is torture and coercion during interrogation and so-called “brainwashed”.
9th Physical methods of producing shock and confusion over a longer period and may use illegal.
10th substances to produce physical disabilities such as paralysis of the legs, acute anemia, etc.
11 Substances, whose production is falling “pure” euphoria with no more leave.
12 substances that alter the structure of personality in a way that the tendency of the receiver are dependent on another person is enhanced.
13 result in a material, mental confusion of this type is that the individual under its influence, it will be difficult to get an invention of the investigation.
14th substances that reduce the ambition and general working conditions, the efficiency of men when they are administered in undetectable amounts.
15th substances which promote weakness or distortion of vision or hearing, preferably without permanent effects.
16th A knockout pill which can surreptitiously be administered in drinks, food, cigarettes, aerosols, etc., safe to operate, offering a maximum of types of amnesia, and the use of appropriate agents on an ad hoc basis.
17th A material that can be administered in secret by these routes and is in very small quantities it is impossible for a man who must carry out any activity.