Company in Question

Even before the Ames case broke, the agency was in the middle of an almost complete restructuring

The timing could hardly have been worse for Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey. With the embarrassing Aldrich Ames spy case spread across the nation's front pages last week, Woolsey had to go up to Capitol Hill for one of his public sessions before the House Select Committee on Intelligence. The small hearing room in the Rayburn Building was jammed, and Woolsey's bald head reflected the glare of television lights as he announced he would have nothing to say in open session about the details of the Ames case. The committee chairman, Democrat Dan Glickman of Kansas, accepted that, but...

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