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From Blueprints To Betrayal: The Daring, And Downfall, Of A Cold War Spy

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Former CIA Director and retired four-star Gen. David Petraeus speaks at the University of Southern California on March 26, 2013, his first public speech after resigning as CIA director. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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President George W. Bush speaks to Vice President Dick Cheney by phone aboard Air Force One after departing Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska on Sept. 11, 2001. Eric Draper /AP hide caption

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An IKONOS satellite image of a facility near Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 17, 2003, shows what is reportedly the largest CIA covert prison in Afghanistan, code-named the Salt Pit. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Senate intelligence committee chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is again defending her report on CIA torture methods, which was set to be released this week. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Barbed-wire fence surrounding a military area is pictured in the forest near Stare Kiejkuty village, close to Szczytno in northeastern Poland. The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday. Kacper Pempel/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein alleged in March that the CIA violated federal law by searching computers used by her staff. On Thursday, the Justice Department declined to bring criminal charges against anyone at the CIA or the Senate panel. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Landov hide caption

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The seal of the CIA at the agency's headquarters in Virginia. Greg E. Mathieson Sr. /MAI/Landov hide caption

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A Free Syrian Army fighter looks through the scope of his sniper rifle at an area controlled by forces loyal to President Bashar Assad in Aleppo. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Don't go there: A warning sign marks the boundary of Area 51 in Nevada. Dan Callister/Getty Images hide caption

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