National Committee for a Free Europe

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The National Committee for a Free Europe, later known as Free Europe Committee, was an American anti-communist organization, founded on March 17, 1949 in New York, which worked for the spreading of American influence in Europe and to oppose the Soviet one. The committee was founded by Allen Dulles, a member of the newly created American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), in conjunction with Dewitt Clinton Poole. Early board members included General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lucius D. Clay, Cecil B. DeMille, and Henry Luce.[1] From 1951–52 Charles Douglas Jackson served as its President. The organization created and oversaw the anti-communist broadcast service Radio Free Europe.[2] CIA subsidies to the Free Europe Committee ended in 1971 which caused restructuring to its operations.[3]

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