James Jesus Angleton

chief of the CIA's counterintelligence (CI) staff from 1954 to 1975

James Jesus Angleton (December 9, 1917May 12, 1987) was a long-serving chief of the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) counter-intelligence (CI) staff (Associate Deputy Director of Operations for Counter-Intelligence/ADDOCI).

James Jesus Angleton

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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.
    • Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, Anchor Books, 2008, page 390

About James Jesus Angleton edit

  • In his day, Jim was recognized as the dominant counterintelligence figure in the non-communist world.
    • Richard Helms, A Look Over my Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency (New York: Random House, 2003), 275.

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