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James Jesus Angleton
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Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, Anchor Books, 2008, page 390
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It is inconceivable that a secret arm of the government has to comply with all the overt orders of the government.  - James Jesus Angleton
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Born: December 9, 1917

Died: May 12, 1987 (aged 69)

Bio: James Jesus Angleton was chief of the CIA's counterintelligence staff from 1954 to 1975. His official position within the organization was Associate Deputy Director of Operations for Counterintelligence .

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