A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 30, 1974

Cloaks, daggers, clandestine cash, and spooks were the agenda last week as the U.S. and the world asked new questions about CIA operations. The TIME correspondents dispatched to report on our cover story had an old acquaintance with the curious ways of intelligence operators, both foreign and domestic. "I've spent much of the last five years of my journalistic career worrying about spooks of one stripe or another," says Washington Correspondent Stanley Cloud, who in 1969-70 served in our Moscow bureau. "There the problem was the KGB," recalls Cloud. "We worried about phone...

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