The wizards of Langley: inside the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology

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subject_facetIntelligence service -- United States
United States. -- Central Intelligence Agency. -- Directorate of Science and Technology -- History
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title_displayThe wizards of Langley : inside the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology
title_fullThe wizards of Langley : inside the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology / Jeffrey T. Richelson
The wizards of Langley : inside the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology [Books]
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