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February 9, 1989 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
The Mexican government's decision to accept John D. Negroponte as the next U.S. ambassador here has provoked a flood of outrage from intellectuals and leaders of the political opposition who view the envoy as a nefarious "proconsul." Ever since Negroponte's name surfaced last week, Mexican political analysts have searched furiously for a hidden message in the Bush Administration's appointment.
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WORLD
November 18, 2007 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
A senior U.S. envoy pressed President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday to lift a harsh emergency decree and move the country toward civilian rule, but the Pakistani leader balked at setting any firm timetables despite the high-level demand from his government's main patron. Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte reported no breakthroughs in the two-hour meeting, during which he also urged Musharraf to reconcile with opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.
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NATIONAL
February 20, 2005 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
Although his confirmation as the nation's first intelligence director is likely weeks away, John D. Negroponte's inbox is already full of thorny problems -- among them interagency squabbles and ethical questions over the handling of prisoners -- that he will be expected to resolve. If confirmed by the Senate, Negroponte would be taking charge of the U.S. intelligence community at a time when the aggressive methods it has embraced since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are under growing scrutiny.
NATIONAL
January 5, 2007 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
The abrupt departure of John D. Negroponte as the nation's spy chief prompted angry responses from Capitol Hill and triggered new debate Thursday over whether a position created to fix the nation's intelligence problems is itself fundamentally flawed. President Bush is expected to announce today that Negroponte will become the top deputy at the State Department. Bush also is set to nominate retired Navy Vice Adm. J. Michael McConnell to be the next director of national intelligence.
NATIONAL
April 15, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The nomination of the first national intelligence director, John D. Negroponte, was approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee, clearing the way for the full Senate to consider President Bush's pick. The vote means the former Iraq ambassador and longtime diplomat could be in his new job this month. Negroponte's nomination has generated little controversy in Congress. The director is responsible for improving coordination among the country's 15 spy agencies.
NEWS
February 7, 1989
The Mexican government has decided to accept the nomination of John D. Negroponte to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico despite widespread criticism from opposition political parties and the Foreign Ministry. Negroponte, who served as American ambassador to Honduras at the height of the Contra war against the Nicaraguan government, has been critical of Mexican foreign policy.
NEWS
April 19, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
Secretary of State James A. Baker III on Tuesday strongly praised Mexico for its actions against drug trafficking, calling the government's new crackdown on cocaine smugglers "unprecedented." "Mexico has taken some very significant steps," Baker told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "There shouldn't be a lot of debate and doubt about certifying Mexico (as aiding in U.S. anti-drug efforts)." Baker pointed to the arrest April 8 of Mexican drug kingpin Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo as a sign of the country's new toughness toward drugs.
NEWS
September 20, 2001 | From Reuters
John D. Negroponte, the new American ambassador to the United Nations, presented his credentials Wednesday, said he wanted to build a coalition against terrorism--and got a $31-million check from media magnate Ted Turner. The United States had been without a chief U.N. representative since Richard Holbrooke ended his term in January. The U.S.
NEWS
February 17, 2001 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush is expected to name John D. Negroponte, a career diplomat, to be U.N. ambassador, U.S. and diplomatic sources said this week. In his globe-trotting 37-year career, the 61-year-old Negroponte had eight assignments overseas, including ambassador to Mexico, the Philippines and Honduras. He was in charge of Vietnam affairs under Henry A.
NATIONAL
October 13, 2005 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
CIA Director Porter J. Goss will be placed in charge of human spying operations across all of the nation's intelligence agencies as part of a restructuring expected to be unveiled today, U.S. intelligence officials said. The change would solidify the CIA's long-standing role in leading human intelligence collection efforts around the globe and give the agency greater control over spying operations conducted by the Pentagon and the FBI, officials said.
WORLD
November 4, 2006 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. national intelligence director, John D. Negroponte, met Friday with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki during an unannounced visit, the second stop this week by a top Bush administration official amid signs of strain between the two governments. The visit by Negroponte, who previously served as U.S. ambassador here, came as dozens more died in the continuing violence in Iraq.
NATIONAL
September 18, 2006 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
The nation's top intelligence official acknowledged Sunday that the CIA had used "tough" and "aggressive" interrogation techniques that were discontinued when the Supreme Court ruled that terrorism suspects are entitled to the protections of the Geneva Convention. Director of National Intelligence John D.
NATIONAL
October 27, 2005 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
The nation's intelligence director unveiled his goals for U.S. spy agencies Wednesday, calling for a continued focus on fighting terrorism and urging an expanded effort to "bolster the growth of democracy" overseas. The suggestion that U.S. intelligence agencies should be more intent on monitoring and fostering democratic reforms in other nations could be a controversial element in a document outlined Wednesday by Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte. The CIA and other U.S.
NATIONAL
October 13, 2005 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
CIA Director Porter J. Goss will be placed in charge of human spying operations across all of the nation's intelligence agencies as part of a restructuring expected to be unveiled today, U.S. intelligence officials said. The change would solidify the CIA's long-standing role in leading human intelligence collection efforts around the globe and give the agency greater control over spying operations conducted by the Pentagon and the FBI, officials said.
NATIONAL
July 29, 2005 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
In his first three months on the job, the nation's intelligence czar has used his authority to shift resources among spy agencies and begun an extensive review of one of America's most expensive espionage programs, the deputy director of intelligence testified Thursday. The comments by Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael V. Hayden suggest that he and Director of National Intelligence John D.
NATIONAL
June 30, 2005 | Mark Mazzetti, Richard B. Schmitt and Warren Vieth, Times Staff Writers
President Bush on Wednesday handed Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte broad authority over America's disparate and often-competing spy agencies, bringing U.S. domestic and foreign intelligence operations more closely under White House control. Bush ordered the changes three months after a presidential commission issued a withering indictment of the intelligence failures that preceded the Iraq war. The commission said that a poorly coordinated intelligence community in the U.S.
NATIONAL
June 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
The new national intelligence director, John D. Negroponte, is not yet heeding a top recommendation of the Sept. 11 Commission to tear down barriers that divided U.S. spy agencies, one of the panel's Republican commissioners said Monday. As part of a panel discussion about the progress of intelligence changes, former Navy Secretary John F. Lehman Jr. said Negroponte has two other full-time jobs: serving as the president's chief intelligence advisor and managing the 15 U.S. intelligence agencies.
NATIONAL
July 29, 2005 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
In his first three months on the job, the nation's intelligence czar has used his authority to shift resources among spy agencies and begun an extensive review of one of America's most expensive espionage programs, the deputy director of intelligence testified Thursday. The comments by Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael V. Hayden suggest that he and Director of National Intelligence John D.
NATIONAL
June 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
The new national intelligence director, John D. Negroponte, is not yet heeding a top recommendation of the Sept. 11 Commission to tear down barriers that divided U.S. spy agencies, one of the panel's Republican commissioners said Monday. As part of a panel discussion about the progress of intelligence changes, former Navy Secretary John F. Lehman Jr. said Negroponte has two other full-time jobs: serving as the president's chief intelligence advisor and managing the 15 U.S. intelligence agencies.
NATIONAL
May 7, 2005 | Bob Drogin, Times Staff Writer
Computers are being unboxed, newly hired staffers are forced to double up in tiny cubicles, and the smell of fresh paint fills the air in a carefully guarded brick building around the corner from the White House. Still under construction, the offices at the New Executive Office Building are home for the next few months to John D. Negroponte, America's first director of national intelligence.
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