Unlike most of their forebears, who collared bank robbers, kidnappers and Mafia dons,the agency's young guns are steeped in the world of Hezbollah, Chinese hackers, and Russian spies.
For years the family of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson knew of his involvement with the CIA.
A CIA agent fingered Mandela for the apartheid regime's secret police.
He tried to pull the plug on Pakistan's nuclear bomb program. His career blew up instead.
A handful of former U.S. servicemen have moved to Vietnam permanently to clean up devastation left by American bombs and Agent Orange.
An antiquated computer system makes life hard on hackers and CIA operatives alike.
Congressional investigating committees have invited mafia hit men to testify in highly publicized hearings. Why not whistleblowers?
Breaking with its decades-long practice, the CIA declined to identify Frank Archibald when he was appointed head of the organization's National Clandestine Service, even though the 30-year veteran's name was well-known among congressional oversight committees, Pentagon counterparts and journalists who cover the CIA.