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CIA Faces Deluge Of Criticism After New Disclosure

09/21/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The disclosure Wednesday of the CIA's decision five years ago to let a private security contractor help manage its sensitive effort to kill senior al-Qaeda members drew congressional criticism Thursday on the eve of key decisions by the Obama administration that current and former intelligence officials fear could compound the spy agency's political troubles.

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