The Trouble Within

CIA chief Woolsey battles accusations that he's failing to bring his agency in from the cold war era

As director of the CIA, R. James Woolsey must deal with a daunting array of sworn enemies: Russian spies, Libyan operatives, North Korean agents, Dennis DeConcini . . . Wait, Dennis DeConcini, the Democratic Senator from Arizona? Listen to what he says and judge for yourself. "We have had a very obstinate director of the CIA who has hurt the agency," says DeConcini, who is the chairman of the Senate's Intelligence Committee. "He is not doing the Administration any good whatsoever and to me is a disaster."

After 18 months in the job, Woolsey increasingly finds himself fighting a surprising new...

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