For some, the Central Intelligence Agency remains shrouded in secrecy. Others recall the CIA’s Cold War-era attempts at regime changes and the ensuing national repercussions of these actions. Today, we will discuss the basics of what the CIA is in order to understand what its true goals and missions are. What has the CIA done throughout its history, and what have been its greatest accomplishments– and failures? What does it mean for the CIA director to be the nation’s honest broker of information? How do the CIA and the President communicate and coordinate, especially when their relationship is fraught? These are just a few of the questions we discuss today with our guest, Mr. Chris Whipple.
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