The U.S. Army Intelligence Command (USAINTC) was the Army counterintelligence element formed in 1965 to conduct operations in the continental United States. The command had been allotted substantial personnel to carry out its mission. Its seven Military Intelligence groups controlled a network of 300 field and resident offices across the nation. U.S. Army intelligence command located at Fort Holabird, Maryland, created in the 1960s to monitor civilian civil rights and antiwar organizations, infiltrate radical groups, and sometimes to act as agent-provocateurs in order to discredit radical organizations. What ended the Army's domestic intelligence program was public exposure. In early 1970 the American Civil Liberties Union sued the Army and the U.S. Army Intelligence Command for "spying on civilians." The subsequent publicity, accompanied by recriminations from politicians and journalists, led not only to the end of this particular program, but ultimately to the end of USAINTC itself. The whole Army Intelligence community had suffered a major setback.