New Day for the CIA?

The demoralized agency is headed for a major overhaul

lt's a disaster out there." "The plant I has depreciated enormously." "There are shortages just about every place you can think of." Comments like these from members of the intelligence community suggest that no other Government agency is in such urgent need of rehabilitation as the CIA. The agency has even fallen behind in its technology: top officials say that it does not have enough spy satellites. Its analysis has often proved faulty, most notably in Iran. Once grandiose covert operations are now run on a...

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