Americana: Spooks Wanted

If evidence were needed that a new day has dawned for the CIA, there it was: a Help Wanted ad in the business and finance section of the New York Times. The agency was interested in applicants with a "keen interest in international affairs," "foreign language aptitude," and "desire and ability to serve overseas." Women and minorities were "encouraged to apply." Starting salary: $13,662 to $16,618. Just what exactly is the job slot the agency is trying to fill? Surprise. Despite its firing of some 260 members of the cloak-and-dagger Directorate of Operations division since last fall, the CIA is recruiting...

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