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photoPresident Clinton appointed George Tenet to head the CIA in 1997, making him the third-longest-serving director in the agency's history.

He's reputed to be well-liked, and is credited with improving the Agency's morale and performance. But the CIA's two massive intelligence failures on Tenet's watch — 9/11 and the allegation that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction — have dogged his tenure.

Click the "Listen" link to hear about George Tenet's time at the CIA, his relationship with the White House, and why he's leaving now.

Guests:

Walter Pincus, Washington Post staff writer

Robert Baer, former CIA agent

Robert Dreyfuss, intelligence reporter.

This program aired on June 3, 2004.

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