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Letter from Defense Secretary Gates Marking CIA's 60th Anniversary

September 21, 2007

The following letter is from the Secretary of Defense to CIA Director Michael V. Hayden, marking the Agency’s 60th Anniversary:

The Secretary of Defense
September 18, 2007

Dear General Hayden,

On behalf of your colleagues in the Department of Defense, let me congratulate you on the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of the Central Intelligence Agency.

From its inception, the men and women of the Central Intelligence Agency have worked tirelessly to insure the safety and security of our nation. They have fought alongside our men and women in uniform through all forms of conflict, often without public recognition.

Please extend my thanks and congratulations to all the employees of the CIA on the occasion of this historic milestone.


Robert M. Gates


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Posted: Sep 21, 2007 11:04 AM
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