The last thing the CIA needs right now is another scandal, let alone two.
Allegations that the CIA chief in Algiers (identified in the press, though not by the government, as Andrew Warren) drugged and raped two women is going to badly hurt. The accusations that Harold Nicholson, a former CIA operative in federal prison convicted of spying for the KGB, continued his work from behind bars isn't nearly as serious, but it won't exactly help the agency's reputation. Nicholson, who allegedly enlisted his son to collect his KGB "pension" and to pass on whatever secrets dad still knows, is pretty much stale history. But even so, the news is an unwanted reminder that the KGB was eating the CIA's lunch in the '90s — along with the National Security Agency's and the Department of Defense's. (See the top 10 Secret Service code names.)
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