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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
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NEWS
February 13, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
May 27, 1987 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
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."
NATIONAL
June 4, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
NEWS
June 9, 2000 | The Washington Post
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.
NEWS
August 20, 1992 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration is intensifying its efforts to secure the return of Edward Lee Howard, a former CIA agent who defected to the Soviet Union in 1985 and fled to Sweden when the Communist empire collapsed, officials here indicated Wednesday. The move comes in the wake of a fresh decision by the Swedish immigration board that, in the opinion of U.S.
NEWS
October 20, 1996 | JESSE KATZ, This story was reported by Times staff writers Ralph Frammolino, Jesse Katz, Victor Merina, Tony Perry, Bill Rempel, Claire Speigel and Dan Weikel. It was written by Katz
The crack epidemic in Los Angeles followed no blueprint or master plan. It was not orchestrated by the Contras or the CIA or any single drug ring. No one trafficker, even the kingpins who sold thousands of kilos and pocketed millions of dollars, ever came close to monopolizing the trade.
NEWS
November 7, 1987 | LARRY GORDON, Times Education Writer
A CIA agent will be allowed to deliver guest lectures in political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, but his teaching status has been downgraded and he is forbidden to recruit, the school's chancellor announced Friday in a decision raising the issue of academic freedom. The action by Chancellor Barbara S. Uehling came a day after student protesters occupied her office and demanded she ban CIA agent George A. Chritton Jr. from the campus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1998
There are some hard questions to be asked about the role assigned the Central Intelligence Agency in overseeing certain security provisions in the new Israeli-Palestinian agreement, and Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.), who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, plans to hold early hearings to seek answers.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2007 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
Simon & Schuster and author Valerie Plame, a former covert agent for the Central Intelligence Agency, said Thursday that they are suing the CIA for attempting to block her efforts to write a book about her years of service. Plame became the focus of controversy when several Bush administration officials were accused of leaking her covert status to journalists in 2003 after her husband, former envoy Joseph C.
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