Executive Order 12333

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Executive Order 12333 is an Executive Order signed into effect on December 4th, 1981, by United States President Ronald Reagan.[1][2] It extends the powers and responsibilities of agencies of the United States intelligence community and directs the leaders of other US federal agencies to co-operate fully with CIA requests for information.

One of the clauses of this executive order reiterated a proscription on US intelligence agencies carrying out, or sponsoring assassination.[3][4] During the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations the proscription against assassination was reinterpreted, and relaxed, for targets who were classified as connected to terrorism..