15 Facts About CIA Director

1. In 2013, the CIA Director publicly acknowledged the existence of Area 51 for the first time.

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2. The CIA Director secretly spiked the bread from a bakery in the French village of Pont-Saint-Esprit with enormous quantities of LSD as part of its cold war mind-control experiments.

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3. The CIA Director would see some success with its "Scorpion" paramilitary teams composed of CIA Special Activities Division agents, along with friendly Iraqi partisans.

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4. The CIA Director arranged the arrests of suspected Al Qaeda members through cooperation with foreign agencies, but the CIA could not definitively say what effect these arrests had had, and it could not gain hard intelligence from those captured.

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5. In 1947 when the CIA Director was founded, there were 200 agents in the Clandestine Service.

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6. The CIA Director was blinded by the uprising against the Maronite minority.

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7. The CIA Director was actually arming and training Nicaraguans Contras in Honduras in hopes that they could depose the Sandinistas in Nicaragua.

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8. In March 1981, Reagan told Congress that the CIA Director would protect El Salvador by preventing the shipment of Nicaraguan arms into the country to arm Communist rebels.

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9. The CIA Director would see another setback as communists would take Angola.

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10. The CIA Director proceeded to organize the operation with the aid of various Cuban counter-revolutionary forces, training Brigade 2506 in Guatemala.

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11. The CIA Director hoped that Castro would bring about a friendly democratic government, and planned to curry his favor with money and guns.

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12. The CIA Director delivered a quarter of a million dollars to Joseph Mobutu, their favored Congolese political figure.

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13. Thus the two areas of responsibility for the CIA Director were covert action and covert intelligence.

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14. At the outset of the Korean War the CIA Director still only had a few thousand employees, a thousand of whom worked in analysis.

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15. Since the 2013 report, the CIA Director has tried to remedy gender inequities, such as requiring equity assurance training for officers who sit on promotion panels.

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