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CIA Releases 700 Pages of 'Family Jewels'

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CIA Releases 700 Pages of 'Family Jewels'

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CIA Releases 700 Pages of 'Family Jewels'

CIA Releases 700 Pages of 'Family Jewels'

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The CIA on Tuesday released hundreds of pages of classified reports describing illegal activities by the agency in the 1950s, '60s and '70s. The CIA refers to the key documents as the "family jewels" because they are a compilation of internal reports on operations that were not within the agency's charter.

NPR Intelligence Correspondent Mary Louise Kelly provides an overview, and Robert Siegel also talks with Tom Blanton, director of the National Security Archive (an independent, non-governmental research group), and Michael Getler, a former Washington Post reporter who was the target of CIA surveillance. Getler is now ombudsman for PBS.

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