can we say, contradiction?Originally posted by Aries
i never said all they did was collect intelligence. all i said was that the CIA was never reduced to being an intelligence agency, because they had always been an intelligence agency, despite the fact that they did stuff other than collect intelligence
here is the mission statement of the CIA:
We support the President, the National Security Council, and all who make and execute US national security policy by:
Providing accurate, evidence-based, comprehensive, and timely foreign intelligence related to national security; and
Conducting counterintelligence activities, special activities, and other functions related to foreign intelligence and national security as directed by the President.
i draw ur attention to the phrase, "...special activities, and other functions related to foreign intelligence and national security as directed by the President. "
i really don't think i need to say any more, other than here is the link to the CIA web site...