September 30, 1987 |
The deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency said Tuesday that the agency has adopted new procedures to prevent any CIA director from carrying out independent covert actions such as those reportedly undertaken by the late William J. Casey. Robert M.
March 5, 1986 |
President Reagan accepted "with regret" Tuesday the resignation of John N. McMahon, deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency. McMahon cited "personal reasons" for his departure. The 56-year-old McMahon, a long-time CIA employee, had served in the No. 2 position under agency Director William J. Casey since June, 1982. A White House statement said that McMahon's successor would be Robert M. Gates, 42, a career employee who joined the CIA in 1966 as an intelligence analyst.
September 28, 1990 |
Richard F. Stolz, who guided the Central Intelligence Agency's key operations directorate as the agency recovered from the trauma of the Iran-Contra scandal, plans to retire at the end of the year and is expected to be replaced by his deputy, Thomas A. Twetten, CIA Director William H. Webster announced Thursday. The post of deputy director for operations probably most closely resembles the public image of what being a senior CIA official is all about.
February 28, 1987
Here are excerpts from four federal laws that the Tower Commission says may have been violated by the Reagan Administration's Iran- contras operation: The National Security Act The Director of Central Intelligence and the heads of all departments, agencies and other entities of the United States involved in intelligence activities shall keep the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives fully and
February 13, 1991 |
Despite the end of the Cold War, the West is increasing its espionage in the Soviet Union, the new deputy chief of the KGB, the country's intelligence and security agency, said Tuesday. Viktor S. Grushko, a veteran spy, who has recently directed Soviet counterintelligence efforts, said that 35 "most dangerous agents," largely recruited by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, had been caught in the last five years.
May 27, 1987 |
William H. Webster was sworn in Tuesday as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and promised that its duties would be carried out "with fidelity to the Constitution and the laws of our beloved country."
June 4, 2004 |
Dear Mr. President: I am honored to have served for nearly nine years as Deputy Director or Director of Central Intelligence for two presidents. After thoughtful deliberation with my family over the past several months, I have reached the difficult decision that I should step down as Director of Central Intelligence and retire from government service effective 11 July 2004.
June 9, 2000 |
Not many years ago, the Central Intelligence Agency automatically denied a security clearance to anyone it suspected was homosexual, on the theory that gay men and lesbians were ripe for blackmail. This week, the CIA held a gay pride celebration at its Langley, Va., headquarters, hosting gay Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) at a ceremony intended to underscore how far the agency has come from its homophobic past.
May 26, 2002 |
The controversy over who knew what in the days and weeks before Sept. 11 has vaulted the rivalry between the FBI and CIA--one of the oldest back-fence feuds in the nation's capital--outside the bounds of conventional controversy. The question of why the deadliest terror plot in U.S. history went unstopped has exacerbated problems at the nation's already-troubled intelligence agencies.