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Anthropological fieldwork’s intersection with the needs of intelligence agencies includes instances of anthropologists’ writings or field notes being used without their permission or knowledge; instances of archaeologists, including John Dimick, using pretexts of fieldwork for espionage; and anthropologists conducting fieldwork in settings where U.S.-backed coups occurred. The 1950 murder of former OSS anthropologist Raymond Kennedy in postcolonial Indonesia is examined in light of newly discovered documents establishing that the Wenner-Gren Foundation funded CIA agent Lloyd Millegan’s fieldwork months after Kennedy’s murder.

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