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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)

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Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon E. Panetta said regarding the lawsuit against the former agent who wrote a revealing book: "CIA officers are duty-bound to observe the terms of their secrecy agreement with the agency. This lawsuit clearly reinforces that message." (Associated Press)

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Book cover of "The Human Factor: Inside the CIA's Dysfunctional Intelligence Culture" by Ishmael Jones

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**FILE** A reputed CIA "black site" prison for terrorism suspects is said to have been located near this airport in Szymany, Poland. Terrorism suspects purportedly were exposed to harsh interrogation methods there. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Michael V. Hayden headed the CIA from 2006 to 2009.

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** FILE ** On March 20, 2001, President George W. Bush (right) visits the Langley, Va., headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency, where he thanked CIA employees for their service to their country and spoke of the importance of intelligence collection and analysis. At left is George J. Tenet, director of central intelligence from 1997 to 2004. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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In this July 11, 2009, file photo, former CIA Director Michael V. Hayden says top members of Congress were kept well-informed about the Bush administration's post-9/11 surveillance program, with meetings that usually occurred at the White House with Vice President Dick Cheney in attendance. (Associated Press)

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LANGLEY, VA - APRIL 20: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama makes remarks to Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employees at the George Bush Center for Intelligence (CIA Headquarters) on April 20, 2009 in Langley, Virginia. In his first visit to the headquarters Obama defended his decision to release memos from Justice Department lawyers that authorized the CIA to use controversial interrogation tactics on suspected terrorists and told agency employees that they will have his full support. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

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** FILE ** Air Force Gen. Michael V. Hayden, who has been serving as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency while on active duty, was commended for his military service at a retirement ceremony at Bolling Air Force Base in this June 21, 2008, file photo. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)