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NEWS
July 11, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Senate confirmed George J. Tenet as Central Intelligence Agency director, ending months of uncertainty about the leadership of the nation's spy service. In a voice vote and without opposition, the Senate approved Tenet--who had been acting CIA chief and the agency's No. 2 official--for the top job. The vote came hours after the Senate Intelligence Committee voted 19-0 in closed session to support Tenet's nomination.
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NEWS
June 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
KGB chief Vladimir Kryuchkov has accused the Central Intelligence Agency of plotting to subvert the Soviet economy, describing promises of Western aid as an illusion, Leningrad Television reported. It showed taped excerpts of a furious speech by Kryuchkov to a closed session of the Soviet parliament last week.
NATIONAL
October 5, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The man named by the new CIA chief to be the agency's executive director said he would not take the position following reports that he was accused of shoplifting more than two decades ago. However, Michael Kostiw will work at the agency as a senior advisor to Porter J. Goss. The Washington Post reported over the weekend that Kostiw was accused of shoplifting when he previously worked at the Central Intelligence Agency in 1981. Kostiw has not confirmed or denied the theft charge.
NEWS
December 30, 1997 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A spy is a fabulist, a spinner of false tales, a maker of unreal worlds. A spy is a seducer of reckless hearts and broken souls, and a voyeur of the carnage left behind. A spy is not true. But Gennadiy Vasilenko and Jack Platt never lived strictly by the rules of their profession. Platt, of the CIA, and Vasilenko, of the KGB, were assigned to corrupt each other. Instead, they reached across the minefield of Cold War espionage to forge an extraordinary friendship.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1996
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to ask President Clinton for an independent investigation into whether the CIA was involved in the distribution of drugs in South-Central Los Angeles. "This is a real issue with the county paying the price in terms of hospital care for babies born to crack cocaine mothers, building prisons like Twin Towers, and child dependency issues," said Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, who introduced the motion.
NEWS
September 15, 1998 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For much of the 1960s, the CIA provided the Tibetan exile movement with $1.7 million a year for operations against China, including an annual subsidy of $180,000 for the Dalai Lama, according to newly released U.S. intelligence documents. The money for the Tibetans and the Dalai Lama was part of the CIA's worldwide effort during the height of the Cold War to undermine Communist governments, particularly in the Soviet Union and China. In fact, the U.S.
OPINION
July 14, 2003
The CIA has issued a plea for locksmiths. Seriously. The Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America wants to hire a bunch of locksmiths, who must pass stringent physical and security tests including a polygraph exam. (Have you ever broken into a friend's house just for fun?
NEWS
June 8, 1998 | From Associated Press
The U.S. military used nerve gas on a mission to kill Americans who defected during the Vietnam War, CNN and Time magazine said Sunday in a joint report. The so-called Operation Tailwind was approved by the Nixon White House as well as the CIA, the report said, quoting as its main source retired Adm. Thomas Moorer, a Vietnam-era chief of naval operations and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
BUSINESS
October 4, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the folks at Draper Fisher Jurvetson heard that the Central Intelligence Agency had established a venture capital company in Silicon Valley to nurture new technologies for U.S. spies, the Redwood City, Calif., firm--a venture capital veteran--decided to pass along some tips to the newcomer. Among the suggestions sent via e-mail to CIA headquarters in Langley, Va.: * "Hits" are what we call visits to Web sites, not what you know them as. * The only bugs we have out here are in our software.
NEWS
February 5, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A task force commissioned by Central Intelligence Agency Director Robert M. Gates recommended forming an exclusive electronic "news" network to carry secret satellite data and intelligence reports from around the world. The multimillion-dollar operation would broadcast from CIA headquarters at Langley, Va., six days a week to President Bush and fewer than 100 other government officials--a number set by Gates.
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