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Obituary: Former CIA head and cabinet member James R. Schlesinger, 85, has died from complications of pneumonia: Mr. Schlesinger specialized in the economics of national security, which helped propel his rise during the Cold War from academia to influential jobs in the federal government, including CIA director, secretary of defense and the nation’s first secretary of energy.He gained a reputation as someone willing to cut jobs and implement unpopular policies with little regard for what other people thought of him. . . .

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