For we are opposed around the world
by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy
that relies primarily on covert means
for expanding its sphere of influence:
on infiltration instead of invasion,
on subversion instead of elections,
on intimidation instead of free choice,
on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day.
It is a system which has conscripted vast human
and material resources into the building of a tightly-knit,
highly efficient machine
that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence,
economic, scientific and political operations.
Its preparations are concealed, not published.
Its mistakes are buried, not headlined.
Its dissenters are silenced, not praised.