The timeline of CIA mind control research, interrogation techniques, hypnosis, and forced hallucinogens and opiates begand with Project BLUEBIRD in 1951-1953. Project ARTICHOKE arose from Project BLUEBIRD in 1951. Project MKUltra began in 1953. Dianetics was published in 1952 by L. Ron Hubbard. Though Wikipedia has some decent writeups on each, the declassified documents confirm the existence of these sick projects.
There are several other Scientology “bunkers” as well.
Strangely enough, Alexander Cockburn one of its two main editors, has been very defensive of Scientology, and equally critical of people who correctly suspect US government foreknowledge and complicity in the 9-11 attacks. Why does Cockburn go so far to dismiss the overwhelming evidence of US government complicity in the 911 attacks?