Journal: CIA Morphing into Paramilitary Organization

08 Wild Cards, Government
Richard Wright

A few more details about the loss of those 7 CIA officers and a lot more questions about tradecraft. Such as in country like Afghanistan where the rocks have eyes should a penetration agent be brought to a major CIA base prior to being rcruited for a mission?

C.I.A. Takes On Bigger and Riskier Role on Front Lines

By MARK MAZZETTI

December 31, 2009

WASHINGTON — The deaths of seven Central Intelligence Agency operatives at a remote base in the mountains of Afghanistan are a pointed example of the civilian spy agency’s transformation in recent years into a paramilitary organization at the vanguard of America’s far-flung wars.

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