12/26/2014 11:10 pm ET Updated Dec 27, 2014

After Scrutiny, C.I.A. Mandate Is Untouched - NYTimes.com

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WASHINGTON — Over a lunch in Washington in 1976, James J. Angleton, for years the ruthless chief of counterintelligence at the C.I.A., likened the agency to a medieval city occupied by an invading army.

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