10 Secret Armies The CIA Has Used

Guatemalan Rebel Army

After President Jacobo Arbenz allowed the community party to seize control of 400,000 acres of United Fruit banana plantations, the CIA made the decision to overthrow his government. They hired and trained Guatemalan rebels to fight.

Sumatran Rebels

In their attempt to take down the Indonesian president in 1958, the CIA sent paramilitary expert and trained radio operators to Sumatra to train and organize a revolt. With air support available, the rebel army attacked, but was defeated.