Old Skeletons Rattle the CIA

A spymaster is jettisoned and a chief threatened

At first it looked like a fleeting flap, handled swiftly and skillfully by the Administration to limit the damage. Max Hugel, a millionaire merchant with no visible qualifications to hold his post as director of clandestine operations for the CIA, had been publicly accused of illegal stock manipulations by two vengeful Wall Street brokers who had gone bankrupt trying to promote stock in Hugel's former business. Denying any wrongdoing, Hugel nevertheless promptly resigned as the CIA's deputy director of operations and was quickly replaced by a...

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