The Central Intelligence Agency has been at the heart of U.S. foreign policy since the 1950s and is chartered with protecting the country. Some of the methods the agency uses have raised some red flags in the human rights community. Should the CIA be directly involved in torture? Should the agency be separate from the military and the executive branch? Is more transparency needed? This anthology explains key issues and ideas surrounding the CIA. Readers will gain an understanding grounded in current and historical events.