(Sep. 17, 2013) A long-forgotten Rolling Stone interview about Syria
Buried in the recesses of the CIA's archives is a long-forgotten interview by Rolling Stone of Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and CIA veteran Miles Copeland. Copeland, who was once in charge of the CIA's "dirty tricks" department as the chief of the agency's Political Action Staff, came to the attention of Rolling Stone because his three sons were active in rock music: Miles Copeland III, was manager of the Police, Ian Copeland founded the music booking agency called FBI, and Stewart Copeland was drummer for Curved Air and later for the Police.
In his interview with Robert Eringer, which was published in the January 16, 1986 edition of Rolling Stone, Copeland admitted that he once worked for the notorious Frank Wisner, Sr., originator of the CIA's "Mighty Wurlitzer" media propaganda and infiltration operations.
Rolling Stone is now more well-known for publishing the Michael Hastings interview with NATO's Afghanistan commander General Stanley McCrystal, an interview which cost McCrystal his job and, possibly, Hastings his life.