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6084ENTERPRISE, THEENTERPRISE, THE1989color56 minvhs (Secret Intelligence series, Part 4) The decision to curtail the use of secret agents by the CIA was a decision Carter's White House would come to regret as it suffered the consequences of a failed hostage rescue attempt in Iran. The Reagan administration reasserted the importance of the CIA as a weapon against communism and terrorism. By appointing his close friend and advisor William Casey to the CIA, Reagan sought new means to implement foreign policy. Follows the progression that lead to Casey's new enterprise, first uncovered during the Iran-Contra hearings. The CIA initiated plans to build independently funded operations outside the scrutiny of the U.S. Government.