A Five Year Plan for the CIA
Eight months after his arrival at the CIA, the agency’s new director, Michael Hayden, presented his staff on Jan. 4 [...]
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was the successor to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) after the Second World War. Its heyday was during the Cold War. CIA considers itself as the senior intelligence service among the US Intelligence Community. Before the establishment of the Defense Clandestine Service (DCS), it was the only agency able to carry out clandestine operations, through its National Clandestine Service (NCS).
Although it has cautiously kept its distance from the Iraqi conflict, Saudi Arabia now strands the risk of being drawn into the cauldron - faced with Iran's increasing activism and Washington's temptation to withdraw its forces, Riyadh is ringing with [. [...]