CIA Shakeup

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photoNew CIA chief Porter Goss has been at America's intelligence agency for just seven weeks and already two top CIA officials have quit. Also, CIA deputy director John McLaughlin has stepped down for what he says are "purely personal" reasons.

With tensions running high between veteran CIA officers and the new leadership, many in Washington are blaming Porter Goss for being too much of a partisan and kowtowing to the White House. Others say it's the wrong time for qualified personnel to be breaking rank at risk to the country's national security.

Tune in to hear about what lies behind the recent shakeup at America's spy house — the Central Intelligence Agency.


John Diamond, covers intelligence for USA Today

Vincent Cannistraro, former CIA counterterrorism official

Lee Strickland, former CIA analyst, director of the Center for Information Policy at the University of Maryland

Robert Baer, former CIA case officer (1976-97), author of See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism

James Woolsey, former director of the CIA (1993-95), vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, a Washington consulting firm.

This program aired on November 16, 2004.


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