THE CIA: Some Foolish Mistakes

Ever since the Watergate breakin, many observers have wondered whether the CIA was involved in planning and carrying it out. Five of the seven burglars had been involved with the agency at one time or another, and they certainly used its methods, however ineptly. Former Presidential Counsel Charles Colson even went so far as to speculate that the CIA might have been responsible for the whole Watergate operation.

No one has pursued the CIA connection more diligently than Senator Howard H. Baker Jr., vice chairman of the Senate Watergate committee. Indeed, he...

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