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New C.I.A. Chief Chooses 4 Top Aides From House

Porter J. Goss, the new director of central intelligence, has chosen four House Republican aides for senior positions at the Central Intelligence Agency, including the No. 3 job in the agency, former agency officials said Thursday. The decision to appoint the four officials is creating waves in the agency, which prides itself on objectivity and independence, the former officials said.All four worked under Mr. Goss as political appointees on the Republican staff of the House Intelligence Committee, when he was the panel chairman. The move could also reignite Democratic criticism of Mr. Goss, 65, a former Republican congressman from Florida who promised in his confirmation hearings that in his new position he would put behind him a partisan political past.Full Story

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