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Ex-CIA officer explores morality of spying, Dec. 6

"The Morality of Spying: How Dirty Are We Willing to Get Our Hands?" is the title of a lecture by former CIA official James Olson set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Olson served for more than 25 years in the CIA, mostly in clandestine operations overseas. He also was chief of counterintelligence at the agency's headquarters in Langley, Va.

Olson is the author of "Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying." He currently is a senior lecturer in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, where he teaches courses on intelligence, national security and international crisis management.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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