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C.I.A violated charter for 25 years

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posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 07:37 PM

Washington D.C., June 21, 2007 - The Central Intelligence Agency violated its charter for 25 years until revelations of illegal wiretapping, domestic surveillance, assassination plots, and human experimentation led to official investigations and reforms in the 1970s, according to declassified documents posted today on the Web by the National Security Archive at George Washington University.

CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden announced today that the Agency is declassifying the full 693-page file amassed on CIA's illegal activities by order of then-CIA director James Schlesinger in 1973--the so-called "family jewels." Only a few dozen heavily-censored pages of this file have previously been declassified, although multiple Freedom of Information Act requests have been filed over the years for the documents. Gen. Hayden called today's release "a glimpse of a very different time and a very different Agency."

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The CIA for years has been under suspicion for its activities and here is some proof in the pudding. They say that this was the CIA of "old" but how much do you believe has really changed?

Have they stopped these illegal ways or is our security from the CIA more at risk than ever?


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