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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)


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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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