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