Spooks on Ice

Unleashing the CIA

The Reagan Administration has been trying for weeks to work out language in a proposal that would roll back the restrictions the Carter Administration placed on the Central Intelligence Agency. As usual when the CIA is involved, the issue has raised blood pressure levels on both sides of the debate. "President Carter went too far in protecting civil liberties," argues a Reagan Administration official. "He erred in placing too many restrictions on the intelligence community." A former Carter official fumes in rebuttal: "It is the most threatening proposal I have seen come out of the Executive Branch since I...

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