Time Essay: Strengthening the CIA

Ladies and Gentlemen:

This is a troubled world. Threatening forces continue to challenge us. For this reason, we must have a reliable intelligence service-—the President's eyes and ears. Yet we are seeing and hearing dimly because of the present condition of the Central Intelligence Agency. In the past, the agency engaged in some practices that were not acceptable in America, but those days are behind us. The CIA has reformed; now we must stop punishing it. We must remove some of the constraints that keep it from doing its job. We must restore...

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