'The Way of the Knife' Describes the CIA's Secret War

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book.jpgIs the CIA an intelligence gathering agency staffed by spies or a secret army of professional killers? Since its creation during World War II, the pendulum has swung both ways, depending on the policies of successive presidents. In the 1970's, After the CIA tried to kill Cuba's Fidel Castro, Gerald Ford ordered an end to the assassination of foreign leaders. But New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti, reports that the pendulum has swung back again in his new book, The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth.

Credits

Guest:
Mark Mazzetti - New York Times - @MarkMazzettiNYT

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis