CIA Killings Remind That Spy Agencies Go to War, Too

05/25/2011 03:05 pm ET

The CIA was formed in 1947 to subvert the Soviet Union using secret means, and the twilight struggle took place as much in black tie at embassy cocktail parties as much as in trench coats in back alleys. But the Dec. 30 killing of seven CIA employees in Afghanistan is a reminder that in time of war, the spy agency puts down its martinis and goes where the action is, as it has in places like Korea and Vietnam, since 1950. On New Year's Eve I discussed CIA operations in Afghanistan with PBS WorldFocus host Martin Savidge. Watch it here.

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