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.
October 5, 2004 |
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.
September 15, 1998 |
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.
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.
June 8, 1998 |
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.
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?
October 4, 1999 |
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.
February 5, 1992 |
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.
June 11, 1991 |
Confirmation hearings for Central Intelligence Agency director-designate Robert M. Gates were postponed until after the Senate returns from the July 4 recess. The Select Committee on Intelligence decided against conducting the sessions earlier so that the nomination can be put to a vote of the full Senate without holiday interruptions.