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CIA Director Leon Panetta testifies June 9, 2011, on Capitol Hill before the Senate Armed Service Committee hearing on his nomination. (Associated Press)

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CIA Director Leon E. Panetta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, June 9, 2011, before the Senate Armed Service Committee hearing on his nomination as secretary of defense. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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CIA Director Leon Panetta is expected to be the next secretary of defense. Pentagon officials are preparing appeals of cuts made by Secretary Robert M. Gates to present to Mr. Gates' successor. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** President Barack Obama speaks to CIA employees at the CIA Headquarters, Friday, May 20, 2011, in Langley, Va. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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** FILE ** In this May 3, 2011, file photo, CIA Director Leon Panetta, right, leaves after briefing members of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Some members of Congress are making appointments at CIA headquarters to view graphic photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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CIA Director Leon E. Panetta (right) leaves Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, after briefing members of Congress on the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, who is chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, heads to a closed briefing by CIA Director Leon E. Panetta at the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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CIA Director Leon E. Panetta (right) leaves the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, after briefing members of Congress on the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Associated Press CIA Director Leon E. Panetta said that some of the intelligence that helped track down Osama bin Laden came from interrogation of detainees.

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Pending Senate confirmation, CIA Director Leon E. Panetta is expected to take the helm at the Pentagon by July. (AP Photo)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS CIA Director Leon Panetta says it's possible to reveal certain World War I-era spying techniques now because the old methods have been far outpaced by advances over the years.

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Pakistani protesters burn tires during a demonstration against the release of Raymond Allen Davis, an American CIA contractor, on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in Lahore, Pakistan. Mr. Davis, who said he shot and killed two Pakistani men in self-defense, was released from prison after the United States paid "blood money" to the families of the victims, apparently defusing what had been a major row between Washington and Islamabad, Pakistani officials said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

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Security is beefed up Thursday outside the central jail in Lahore, Pakistan, where a trial court said it would proceed with the murder trial of CIA contractor Raymond Allen Davis. (Associated Press)

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Abu Zubaydah, an alleged facilitator for al Qaeda, has received so-called victim status in the criminal investigation into the CIA prison in Poland. (Associated Press)

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The DGSE in Paris, the French answer to the CIA, is recruiting, getting more funding and opening its cloak as part of President Nicolas Sarkozy's efforts to keep France a step ahead of its 21st-century enemies and threats like terrorism and nuclear proliferation. (Associated Press)

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Terrorism suspect Abu Zubaydah was among those who faced a severe CIA investigation technique known as waterboarding. (AP Photo/U.S. Central Command, File)

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Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon E. Panetta listens during a meeting between U.S. and Afghan delegations at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 11, 2010. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Incarcerated former CIA worker Harold J. Nicholson (seen here) pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to act as an agent of Russia. His son, Nathaniel, pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy charges in connection with the elder Nicholson's spy activities. (Associated Press)

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GOP Rep. Peter Hoekstra expects the next Republican chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to hold hearings on how the threat of prosecutions has affected the CIA's morale. (Associated Press)

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CIA Director Leon E. Panetta said that despite glaring security blunders, no intelligence officials will be fired or disciplined for failing to prevent a 2009 suicide bombing in Afghanistan that killed seven CIA employees in one of the deadliest attacks in the agency's history. (Associated Press)