April 3, 2005 |
Mike Baker Spy consultant Former occupation: Covert field operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, specializing in counterterrorism, counternarcotics and counterinsurgency operations. Current occupation: "My day job is that I am CEO of an organization called Veritas Global. That's an information and risk-management company. We provide intelligence and security assistance to multinational financial institutions, large law firms.
January 23, 1997 |
A man in a pickup truck sped through the main checkpoint outside the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters last month and crashed onto the CIA's front steps, the spy agency revealed. Guards were unable to move quickly enough to activate pop-up metal barriers designed to halt intruders "due to the very high speed of the vehicle," the CIA said. The driver, David Crump, 37, of McLean, Va., is in a correctional facility for psychiatric evaluation.
July 21, 1996 |
Well," said Jerry Gruner, "there's Jamaica." Sitting there in Gruner's office at the Central Intelligence Agency's headquarters in Langley, Va., CIA officer Janine Brookner knew exactly what the suave chief of the Latin American Division was offering her: Jamaica was the pits, the CIA station from hell. After 20 years as a successful CIA spy, Brookner was battling for a coveted position as a station chief.
December 30, 1997 |
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.
June 30, 2000 |
President Clinton has selected career intelligence officer John E. McLaughlin to serve in the No. 2 spot in the Central Intelligence Agency, CIA Director George J. Tenet announced Thursday. McLaughlin, 58, was chosen to succeed Air Force Gen. John Gordon, who was sworn in Wednesday as director of the new National Nuclear Security Administration in the Department of Energy. Once formally nominated, McLaughlin's post is subject to Senate confirmation.
November 5, 1991 |
Robert M. Gates appeared headed for confirmation as director of the Central Intelligence Agency as the Senate debated his nomination. "The question is no longer whether he will be confirmed, but by what margin," said a Democratic aide to the Senate Intelligence Committee. Gates picked up endorsements from Sens. Claiborne Pell (D-R.I.) and Lloyd Bentsen (D-Tex.). Two other Democrats, Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York and J. James Exon of Nebraska, said they would vote "no."
July 11, 1997 |
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.
June 23, 1991 |
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.