During the Bush years, the CIA lost its sense of smell. On the torture issue, its lawyers no longer could tell what was fishy and what was not.
The CIA's involvement in targeting drug traffickers in Peru and terrorists in Pakistan shares a similar lack of accountability.
Why is the former director so eager to suppress the CIA investigation?
The latest assassination scandal reveals a longstanding congressional oversight problem.
With its new unified approach, the Obama administration is trying to increase the U.S. focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan and simultaneously prepare for withdrawal.