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P.S. We only post online a portion of the stories from each month’s issue, for obvious reasons. But I thought I’d share this piece because it’s so timely given the appearance today of Porter Goss on Capital Hill. The piece argues that when critics say that the CIA is filled with risk averse careerists who kowtow to the White House, they’re right–and Porter Goss is exhibit A.

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Paul Glastris is the editor in chief of the Washington Monthly. A former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, he is writing a book on America’s involvement in the Greek War of Independence.