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Number of employees[edit]

To me it seems stupid to have the number of employees Classified as I think the public has the right to know and I see no reason why it has to be classified. I can see why the annual budget is classified, as I don't think the people don't need to know that, but come on what would it hurt to reveal how many employees you have? Sk8terguy27Talk 23:15, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

  • This isn't a forum to discuss why. Niteshift36 (talk) 00:46, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Not only . When someone is working against U.S. CIA simply gets Viell (more than durchschnitlich) a pitch. Thus, the door which, gründsätzlich, should be worn automatically is suddenly not good enough closed, they unbeckante person they see all over aschend whether probably did not happen's, etc. Or, they come to an excessive happiness. So, how to Barack Obama suddenly become a President!80.201.244.122 (talk) 10:19, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Translation needed for last comments, which appear to have no reason to be in this section. David J Johnson (talk) 21:22, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Restrictions on CIA?[edit]

Maybe I missed it, but I don't think the article discusses restrictions on the CIA's activities. I think there should be a section on the legal scope of its activities upon creation, the restrictions put on it in the aftermath of Watergate, the loosening of restrictions post-9/11, etc. Duoduoduo (talk) 13:59, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Prism will throw more light. — Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 22:39, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Italic text — Preceding unsigned comment added by 180.222.141.6 (talk) 12:14, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

"Ex-official: Cia Helped Jail Mandela"[edit]

I feel this could be included in the history section: Ex-official: Cia Helped Jail Mandela. --88.68.191.214 (talk) 19:54, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

Emergency[edit]

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Lead needs to Briefly Explain Controversy[edit]

As per WP:LEAD:

The lead should establish significance, include mention of consequential or significant criticism or controversies

Can somebody involved with the article please explain what the rationale is for not including this? KingHiggins (talk) 18:21, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

There does not appear to be any reason judging by the response, I will go ahead and put forward an edit. KingHiggins (talk) 12:49, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
Go on, just be careful not to start a edit war lol
dhiv talk 04:16, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
Done, I could not find an official CIA response to some of the allegation but that could be useful aswell. KingHiggins (talk) 17:37, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
Good work! I'll add the enhanced interrogation techniques as well dhiv talk 04:13, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Seperate section on ASSASSINATION attempts[edit]

Does anyone else think that the article needs a separate topic focusing solely on the Assassination attempts(failed and successful) made by the CIA? My concerns are as follows:

  • The article does not mention CIA's role in the assassination of Che Guevara
  • The article's mention of multiple assassination attempts on the life of Fidel Castro makes it sound like it's no big deal. The issue has been severely downplayed
  • CIA efforts to overthrow Fidel Castro's regime needs a separate sub section as well
  • Claims to CIA involvement in the assassination of Juvénal Habyarimana and Cyprien Ntaryamira. Role in the Rwandan Genocide
  • Alleged plot to kill Hugo Chavez[1]
  • Also worthy of inclusion in an encyclopedia are the wikileaks related CIA documents

Depending on the consensus, i'll start working on a sub section. Thank you
dhiv talk 05:43, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Why not make a seperate article? KingHiggins (talk) 18:30, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency[edit]

I've created a new article about the Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Suggestions for additional secondary sources would be appreciated, at Talk:Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Thank you for your time,

Cirt (talk) 22:11, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Good going! Do you have a copy of the book? Can you check if the book covers assassination attempts and coups staged by the CIA because i'm researching on the topic. Very hard to find reliable sources on the subject. Thanks in advance :)
dhiv talk 11:30, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Torture report[edit]

Is the 'torture report' (see news articles ad nauseum) the Panetta Review or does it exist elsewhere on Wikipedia? I can't believe an article hasn't been created yet. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 22:15, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

I've started a clumsily named article on the report. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 00:51, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
Surely you could invoke COMMONNAME to name the article "CIA torture report?" The CIA is not a living person, after all.....Vanamonde93 (talk) 04:52, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I've moved it. Waiting for official report name. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 11:38, 9 December 2014 (UTC)