CIA Counterintelligence

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"Counterintelligence Center" redirects here. It is not to be confused with National Counterintelligence Center.

CIA Counterintelligence is the component of the Central Intelligence Agency with primary responsibility for counter-intelligence operations. From 1953 to 1988 it was known as the Counterintelligence Staff and operated within the Directorate of Plans; in 1988 it was succeeded by the Counterintelligence Center.[1] Heads of CIA Counterintelligence include James Angleton (from foundation until 1974), George Kalaris (1974 to 1985), and Gardner Hathaway (1985 to 1990).


  1. ^ Nigel West (2007), Historical Dictionary of Cold War Counterintelligence, Scarecrow Press, p324