421. 1/15/1991

“Not only had the [CIA’s] Clandestine Service withered in size, for many years, its performance had also been rapidly spiraling downward. …it also had no useful spies in Iraq prior to or during the first Gulf War [in January 1991].” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – James Bamford, A Pretext for War, Page 129

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