The Administration: CIA's New Boss

Even before his inauguration. John Kennedy knew he would have to start casting about for a new U.S. intelligence chief: Central Intelligence Agency Director Allen Welsh Dulles told the President elect that he hoped to retire within a year. After the disaster of the Cuba invasion, in which CIA estimates and planning came under heavy fire, the question of Dulles' successor was a common subject of Washington gossip. Last week, in a brief public ceremony at the Newport. R.I., Naval War College, President Kennedy announced that Dulles, 68, would retire in November after eight years as CIA's boss. On hand...

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