CIA to Reveal Some of Its Secrets The ClA is about to release details of the agency's past illegal activities. Author James Bamford, who has spent much of his life investigating America's spy agencies, discusses what is known about the report so far.
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CIA to Reveal Some of Its Secrets

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CIA to Reveal Some of Its Secrets

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On Monday, the Central Intelligence Agency will lift the lid on the agency's own illegal activities from the 1950s, '60s and '70s. A summary of the 693-page report, released last week, tells of assassinations, kidnappings and domestic surveillance.

Author James Bamford has spent nearly three decades investigating the activities of America's spy agencies. He tells Liane Hansen what the revelations say about the CIA, past and present.