In 1973 Congress found out about the project through the Church Committee and the Rockefeller Commission, the program was said to be shut down. CIA director Richard Helms ordered all files destroyed. Although some files still remain the CIA has blacked out most of the names in the released documents. After 1973 the project changed names again. There are many rumors about the current name of MK-ULTRA but none that can be verified. After 1973 the CIA cut the budget of MK-ULTRA from 6 percent of their budget to less then 1 percent. All LSD testing came to a stop as well as project PINECOME continued to operate, but did not recruit any new children. Post 1973 MK-ULTRA focuses on interrogation of prisoners of war and media publicity. In 1996 psychiatrist Carole Lieberman was named the head of MK-ULTRA and remains in charge. Little is known about MK-ULTRA today except that they are involved with the ongoing battle of the definition of torture, and are supposedly publishing children's books as part of an ongoing propaganda campaign. Dr. Lieberman is believed to be one of the first 40 children that were part of project PINECOMB.
MK-ULTRA has been plagued with failure from the beginning, and has been a constant thorn in the side of the CIA. All of the LSD testing proved nothing, and Subproject was utterly unsuccessful. The only successful project was project PINECOMB which is the main function of MK-ULTRA today.