Inside CIA University: Higher Ed for Operatives In Northern Virginia, the Central Intelligence Agency runs a training college offering courses aimed at preparing operatives -- mostly mid-career and senior staffers -- to fight the war on terror. Unlike traditional colleges, the CIA university offers classes lasting no longer than two weeks. Courses include instruction on dirty bombs, money laundering and writing daily presidential briefings. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly reports.
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Inside CIA University: Higher Ed for Operatives

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In Northern Virginia, the Central Intelligence Agency runs a training college offering courses aimed at preparing operatives — mostly mid-career and senior staffers — to fight the war on terror. Unlike traditional colleges, the CIA university offers classes lasting no longer than two weeks. Courses include instruction on dirty bombs, money laundering and writing daily presidential briefings. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly reports.