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Why was the CIA important to the cold war?


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2011-11-18 07:19:25
2011-11-18 07:19:25

The CIA was important in the Cold War because they helped prevent the spread of communism. That was the main goal of the CIA during that time. It has changed since then and now the main goal is to contain terrorism.

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