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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2001
Terrorists' success at using passenger jets as giant napalm bombs has left national security experts scrambling to anticipate and shield the nation against other threats. Some of those threats bear more resemblance to science fiction fantasy than to documented, imminent danger.
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OPINION
May 24, 2002
In those raw early days when public fear smoldered along with the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President Bush rightly refused to point a finger at intelligence agency failures. But nine months is more than enough time to wait for a fair and sober investigation of what went wrong and how it can be fixed. Bush and Republican lawmakers should be supporting, not fighting, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle's (D-S.D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1995
It assuredly will not be business as usual at the CIA after John M. Deutch moves into the agency's top job sometime in the next few weeks. President Clinton's nominee for director of Central Intelligence, whose early confirmation by the Senate seems virtually certain, Wednesday told the Senate Intelligence Committee what many in Congress and the Administration have been waiting to hear.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1994
R. James Woolsey is a good man who took over direction of the Central Intelligence Agency at what was perhaps the worst time in its history. During his short tenure he was severely criticized for failing to radically change an excessively self-protective bureaucracy that had developed over decades.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1994
One day after CIA Director R. James Woolsey alerted Congress that North Korea's leaders were bringing their country to "a heightened state of military readiness," the Clinton Administration said it is considering sending Patriot missiles to help defend South Korea and the 36,000 U.S. troops stationed there. That would be a prudent move, and the sooner accomplished the better.
NEWS
February 11, 1992 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vice President Dan Quayle arrived here Monday, refusing to comment on the alarm he and a contingent of American politicians created with weekend remarks in Germany that seemingly linked a continued U.S. presence in NATO with Washington's trade dispute with Europe over agriculture subsidies. While Quayle appeared to play down the remarks during a stop in Geneva, "tomorrow" was all he would say as he and his wife Marilyn began a two-day visit here as part of his European tour.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1993
North Korea's refusal to allow impartial international inspection of its nuclear facilities, after agreeing last year that it would do so, feeds concerns that the most secretive, isolated and repressive of the surviving communist countries is rushing to build its own nuclear weapons. As a result the U.N. Security Council may soon be asked to take action, probably economic sanctions, to try to compel North Korea to meet its obligations as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
NEWS
March 22, 1994 | From Reuters
Former CIA Director Robert M. Gates on Monday dismissed as "nonsense" claims that internal security procedures had been a mess under his stewardship of the spy agency. Blasting what he described as a rush to judgment, Gates said it was too early to draw conclusions about the case of Aldrich H. Ames, the Central Intelligence Agency officer accused of spying for Moscow. "I think it's nonsense that there's a systemic problem in security," he said in an interview.
NEWS
April 24, 1989 | DAVE JOHNSON
--Charles E. Horner is associate director of the U.S. Information Agency. But he knew his wife was more influential when a letter arrived for "Mr. and Mrs. Constance Horner." Her "better half" founded the Denis Thatcher Society, named after the retiring husband of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. It's a tongue-in-cheek support group for "men whose wives are deservedly more prominent and influential than they are," he said. Constance J. Horner, for instance, oversees 2.2 million federal employees as director of the Office of Personnel Management and is nominated to be undersecretary of health and human services.
BUSINESS
September 1, 2005 | From Associated Press
With no public fanfare, Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to let customers continue driving about 1,000 discontinued electric RAV4 sport utility vehicles that were a precursor to the popular Prius gasoline-electric hybrid. Toyota's decision is a rare victory for a small but devoted band of drivers of electric cars and trucks, who say automakers never gave the vehicles a chance to succeed in the mass market.
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