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CIA Director Mike Pompeo speaks in Washington in January. The spy agency has become more open and active in recruiting staff, with the aim of greater diversity. Even Pompeo encourages job applications in his public remarks. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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CIA Recruiting: The Rare Topic The Spy Agency Likes To Talk About

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Deputy Director Gina Haspel joined the agency in 1985. President Trump tweeted this month that he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the new secretary of state and Haspel to replace him. CIA via AP hide caption

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ProPublica has issued a correction and apology for its 2017 article about Gina Haspel, a CIA veteran who is President Trump's pick to head the CIA. Reuters hide caption

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ProPublica Corrects Its Story On Trump's CIA Nominee Gina Haspel And Waterboarding

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Gina Haspel, an undercover CIA officer for three decades, has been nominated to become director of the spy agency. Several senators say they will be asking tough questions about her role in the CIA's waterboarding program that began after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. AP via CIA hide caption

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Mike Pompeo has been a leading critic of the nuclear deal with Iran and has said the U.S. would not soften its stance on North Korea ahead of planned talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Mike Pompeo: A Soldier, Spy Chief And Tea Party Republican To Become A Diplomat

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Sergey Naryshkin speaks during the European Social Charter Conference in March 2016 in Turin, Italy, prior to his appointment to head Russia's SVR foreign intelligence service. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images hide caption

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo spoke Tuesday at the American Enterprise Institute about the daily briefing he provides to President Trump most mornings at the White House. He pushed back against reports that Trump is not engaged. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The New York Times says the investigation took place against a backdrop of a major breach of CIA informants in China that began around 2010. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing: "Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election," in May. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo speaks during the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' National Security Summit in Washington on Thursday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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The Hughes Glomar Explorer off the coast of Catalina Island, Calif., in August 1975, a year after its secret CIA mission to raise a Soviet sub that sank in the Pacific Ocean. This was one of the CIA's most elaborate and expensive operations. The CIA has just declassified new documents that show the Soviets were suspicious, but never actually knew what the Americans were doing. AP hide caption

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How The CIA Found A Soviet Sub — Without The Soviets Knowing

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