Hunting the CIA's Keystone Kommandos
On the Trail of Agency Kidnappers
Date Written: 18/02/2011
Year Published: 2011
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX12479
You cannot overstate the CIAs capacity to bungle things. Sheer incompetence explains far more of Americas espionage fiascos than most of us might think. The other point is the importance of hubris in CIA historythe idea that the CIA operates in such a different universe, is so far above the law, that its people often feel they cant possibly get caught, and that if they do, they couldnt possibly be punished.