This site deals only with the corporate corruption of science, and makes no inference about the motives or activities of individuals involved.
There are many reasons why individuals become embroiled in corporate corruption activities - from political zealotry to over-enthusiastic activism; from gullibility to greed.
Please read the OVERVIEW carefully, and make up your own mind.
— A Republican hawk associated with the US State Department and the Reagan Administration —
Some key documents
1976: The revitalization of the Commitee for the Present Danger grew out of an independent group called Team B.
Team B was authorized in 1976 by President Gerald Ford and organized by then-CIA chief, George Bush.
The purpose of Team B was to develop an independent judgment of Soviet capabilities and intentions. Team B was headed by Richard Pipes and included Paul Nitze, Foy Kohler, William Van Cleave, Lt. Gen. Daniel O. Graham (ret.), Thomas Wolf of RAND Corp and Gen. John Vogt, Jr. (ret.).
Also a part of Team B were five officials still active in government: Maj. Gen. George Keegan, Brig. Gen. Jasper Welch, Paul D. Wolfowitz of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and Seymour Weiss of the State Department. Team B was housed in the offices of the Coalition for a Democratic Majority.
1980: The Reagan-Bush campaign team had what became known as the "October Surprise Group," whose objective was to prepare for "any last-minute foreign policy or defense-related event, including the release of the hostages, that might favorably impact President Carter in the November election."
The group was instrumental in pushing the Iranian hostage crisis to the forefront of the election in an attempt to tarnish the presidency and campaign of Jimmy Carter. Members of the October Surprise Group were reported to be:
- Charles M Kupperman
- Richard V. Allen,
- Thomas H. Moorer,
- Eugene V. Rostow,
- William R. Van Cleave,
- Fred C. Iklè,
- John Lehman,
- Robert G. Neumann,
- Laurence Silberman,
- Seymour Weiss.
• Richard Perle and Michael Ledeen were among the group's outside advisors.
1982 Feb 1: Newsweek refers to Scott Weiss as a committed Reaganite who was leaving the Administration because moderates were taking over the White House