Anatomy of a Sad CIA Affair

Casey survives the furor, but suspicion and intrigue linger

"It is the unanimous judgment of the committee that no basis has been found for concluding that Mr. Casey is unfit to serve as director of Central Intelligence."

It was hardly a ringing endorsement, but that statement by a sour Senator Barry Goldwater nevertheless ended a two-week furor in Washington over the fitness of William Joseph Casey, 68, to stay on as head of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Senate Intelligence Committee, which Goldwater leads, promised to push on with its investigation of Casey, but...

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