May 18, 2006 |
Federal agents who raided the home and office of former high-ranking CIA official Kyle Dustin "Dusty" Foggo apparently were looking for evidence about trips that he and his family took with the family of San Diego defense contractor Brent Wilkes and whether Foggo paid his share, the ex-CIA man's lawyer said Wednesday. In addition to other material collected in the raids, FBI agents seized family vacation photos, bank records and Cuban cigars from Foggo's home, lawyer William G. Hundley said.
November 17, 2005 |
The CIA's deputy director, Vice Adm. Albert M. Calland III, visited Tripoli this month for secret meetings concerning ways to expand Libya's role in fighting terrorism. Calland was accompanied by a small delegation of CIA officials who met with Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi and intelligence aide Abdullah Sanusi, a convicted terrorist, three sources with knowledge of the trip confirmed.
June 13, 2005
Re "Memo on 9/11 Plotters Blocked," June 10: The CIA officials who blocked memos to the FBI that may have prevented the Sept. 11 disaster shouldn't be allowed to hide behind such phony names as "John," "Mary" and "Rob." They should be identified and held to answer for their failures. It seems our country's worst enemy is our own intelligence services. Trent D. Sanders La Canada Flintridge
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May 23, 2005 |
Floyd L. Paseman, 64, a retired senior CIA official who chronicled his long career in the clandestine service in a memoir, "A Spy's Journey," died of prostate cancer May 7 at a hospice in Williamsburg, Va. In his memoir, published in December, he traced his overseas tours in Asia and Europe from the 1960s to the 1980s, when he recruited foreign operatives to spy for the United States. A native of Eugene, Ore.
March 27, 2005 |
In its scramble to marshal resources for gathering intelligence on Al Qaeda and Iraq, the CIA shut down a spy ring it was operating in South America that was providing a rare glimpse of the activities of Iranian militants and intelligence networks, according to a former agency official involved in the operation.
February 12, 2005 |
Dozens of CIA informants in Iran were executed or imprisoned in the late 1980s or early 1990s after their secret communications with the agency were uncovered by the government, according to former CIA officials who discussed the episode after aspects of it were disclosed during a recent congressional hearing.
January 28, 2005 |
The FBI is significantly expanding its intelligence-gathering activities in the U.S., including stepped-up efforts to collect and report intelligence on foreign figures and governments, a function that long has been principally the CIA's domain, intelligence and congressional sources said Thursday. The bureau in December launched discussions with top CIA officials to rewrite the two-decade-old ground rules covering how the agencies conduct their intelligence efforts in the U.S. and abroad.
November 25, 2004 |
Two chiefs of overseas divisions at the CIA are leaving, a federal official said Wednesday night -- the latest changes at the spy agency that has been in turmoil since new Director Porter J. Goss took over. The chiefs of the Europe and Far East divisions -- two critical regions of the world for the spy agency -- are retiring, an official told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Their names were not released because they work undercover.
November 18, 2004 |
In the wake of high-level departures in the CIA's clandestine service, intelligence officials are bracing for an even more aggressive overhaul of the agency's analytic ranks by Director Porter J. Goss. Current and former intelligence officials said Goss planned to replace the head of the CIA's analytic branch, Jami A. Miscik, with a veteran analyst who already runs one of the agency's major offices.
November 16, 2004 |
The CIA has funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to Pakistan's intelligence service since the Sept. 11 attacks, accounting for as much as one-third of the foreign spy agency's annual budget, current and former U.S. officials say. The Inter-Services Intelligence agency also has collected tens of millions of dollars through a classified CIA program that pays for the capture or killing of wanted militants, a clandestine counterpart to the rewards publicly...