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New Book Finds Panama Canal Fight Critical to Conservative Success by ProQuest

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Four successive administrations, beginning with Lyndon Johnson's in 1964, had been very quietly-not quite secretly, but close to it-renegotiating the treaty that had given us the rights to the Canal Zone and the ability to build the engineering marvel that had captured the world's imagination. The National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC) and the National Congressional Club led the spending in that election cycle, which succeeded in its goal of toppling the six incumbents, including Frank Church of Idaho who, more than any other member of Congress had nearly emasculated the CIA's ability to gather on-the-ground intelligence.

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