CIA Operation BG/Fiend

The first major CIA paramilitary operation took place 71 years ago.

Chris Kiyaseh
Sep 2, 2020 · 6 min read

The joint Anglo-American Operation known as BG/FIEND was the first major CIA paramilitary action to attempt to roll back the Soviet Iron Curtain on June 22​ of 1949. The plan aimed to remove the Communist government of Albania. The well-entrenched Enver Hoxha was a revolutionary resistance leader who had climbed…