Letters: Feb. 24, 2003

The Central Intelligence Agency's Secret Army

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is finally returning to its intended strength and purpose [COVER STORY, Feb. 3]. It is reassuring to see that the CIA, after years of being emasculated, is back to being the world's greatest. MICHAEL J. CASTELLANO Guilford, Conn.

The CIA is absurd. How dare an agency that has failed the American people so badly form its own secret Special Operations Group? It seems probable that the U.S. military's special forces will be pushed aside for the CIA's newer unit. With all due respect to the special-ops soldiers, they seem no...

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