December 29, 1994 |
Just as he was beginning to rejuvenate the beleaguered Central Intelligence Agency, R. James Woolsey is leaving it at perhaps one of its most critical times. The nation's spy network, heralded during the darkest days of the Cold War, has been scorched by the espionage scandal involving Aldrich H. Ames and humiliated by widespread allegations of sexual harassment and male clubbiness.
October 11, 1989 |
President Bush said Tuesday that he will nominate R. James Woolsey, Navy undersecretary in the Carter Administration, as chief U.S. negotiator on talks to reduce conventional forces in Europe.
December 29, 1994 |
CIA director R. James Woolsey, under fire for months for his handling of the Aldrich H. Ames spy case and lacking strong support in the White House and Congress, resigned abruptly on Wednesday. The nation's first post-Cold War spy chief never forcefully seized control of a sprawling, $30-billion-a-year intelligence bureaucracy and was not seen by his own employees or by his overseers on Capitol Hill as a strong advocate of intelligence programs.
February 2, 1993 |
President Clinton's nominee to head the CIA, R. James Woolsey, will face demands for cheaper and more accurate intelligence when he goes before senators at a confirmation hearing today. But no roadblocks to approval of his nomination are in sight. There will be unusually tight security at the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, prompted by concern about the fugitive killer of two CIA employees near an agency gate last week.
January 11, 1995 |
On his last day as the nation's top spymaster, departing Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey came under sharp fire Tuesday when he said that he could not assure the American public that an espionage scandal like the recent Aldrich H. Ames spying case will not recur. On Capitol Hill to brief lawmakers on the CIA's annual assessment of world threats to U.S.
July 24, 1994
The Central Intelligence Agency, concedes its director, R. James Woolsey, stands in need of major reform. Its internal culture, especially in the Directorate of Operations, its spying arm, too much resembles a kind of "fraternity" in which "once you're initiated, you're considered a trusted member for life."