Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Spooks on Parade

Compared to some of the recent now exposed covert actions of the Central Intelligence Agency, the "bad ol' days" pale in comparison.

Releasing the family jewels is a big step forward for the C.I.A. But don’t revel in the glasnost just yet. There are still troves upon troves of documents that the C.I.A., F.B.I., and other intelligence agencies are keeping locked away. Dirty tricks from the 1960’s and ’70s make for interesting reading. But understanding what went wrong before 9/11 makes for better intelligence.

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