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October 24, 2002 | Jon Thurber, Times Staff Writer
Former CIA Director Richard Helms, who ran afoul of Congress for failing to fully disclose the agency's questionable activities at home and abroad, has died. He was 89. Helms, the first career intelligence officer to head the CIA, died Tuesday night at his Washington, D.C.-area home, the agency announced Wednesday. It did not report the cause of death, but Helms had been in failing health for some time.
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October 24, 2002 | Jon Thurber, Times Staff Writer
Former CIA Director Richard Helms, who ran afoul of Congress for failing to fully disclose the agency's questionable activities at home and abroad, has died. He was 89. Helms, the first career intelligence officer to head the CIA, died Tuesday night at his Washington, D.C.-area home, the agency announced Wednesday. It did not report the cause of death, but Helms had been in failing health for some time.
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February 16, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former CIA Director Richard Helms aided a failed 1978 attempt to take over First American Bank of Washington on behalf of the Bank of Credit & Commerce International, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. It said court records in Atlanta show that Helms assisted Iranian millionaire Rahim Irvani, who served as chairman of an offshore company created in 1978 to hide BCCI's role in the attempted takeover. The copyrighted story said U.S.
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February 16, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former CIA Director Richard Helms aided a failed 1978 attempt to take over First American Bank of Washington on behalf of the Bank of Credit & Commerce International, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. It said court records in Atlanta show that Helms assisted Iranian millionaire Rahim Irvani, who served as chairman of an offshore company created in 1978 to hide BCCI's role in the attempted takeover. The copyrighted story said U.S.
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November 2, 2013 | Elaine Woo
In 1969 Col. Robert Rheault landed a long-coveted assignment in Vietnam: commanding the Green Berets, the daring U.S. Special Forces group championed by President Kennedy and glorified by John Wayne . He had held the job for only three weeks, however, when a scandal broke - one that Time magazine would later call "second only to the My Lai killings. " Rheault (pronounced Roe) and five of his men were accused of murder and conspiracy in the death of a suspected South Vietnamese double agent.
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June 9, 1993
Barrington Parker, 77, District Court judge who presided over the 1982 trial of presidential assailant John W. Hinckley Jr. Appointed to the federal bench by President Richard Nixon in 1969, Parker later barred the Nixon Administration from establishing price controls in 1973.
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March 26, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Former President Nixon said he expects historians to judge him more by Watergate than by his diplomatic overtures to China. "Historians are more likely to lead with 'He resigned the office,' " Nixon said in an interview in the latest issue of Time magazine. "The jury has already come in, and there's nothing that's going to change it. There's no appeal. Historians will judge it harshly." Nixon discussed the Watergate break-in in his new book "In the Arena," excerpted in the magazine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1998
Re "Britain Arrests Ex-Dictator Pinochet," Aug. 18: I was pleased to see that the article mentioned the proposed extradition of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. I note that Chilean officials were concerned about the illegality of arresting a man who was traveling on a diplomatic passport. Were they equally concerned about the thousands of murdered civilians killed by the Pinochet regime and dropped into the ocean after their bellies were slit open (so they wouldn't float)? Or the tortured students whose bodies were never returned to their still-grieving mothers?
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December 13, 1985
Your editorial (Dec. 3), "Trust-Busting Snoopery," is explained in William Seaman's article of the same date on the opposite pages, "Sneaky Suspicions in the Israeli Spy Case." The chief of the ABC News bureau in Tel Aviv since 1972 summed it up best in his quote of the former CIA director, Richard Helms, who said, "The only sin in spying is to get caught in the act." And, as Seaman suggests, even friends don't quite trust each other in today's mad world. For American Jews, however, there is the comment in your editorial that we need to take to heart, and deal with: the lack of a "rational political system."
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September 17, 2006 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
In the burgeoning field of intelligence contractors, an especially aggressive upstart is Abraxas Corp., a privately held company that has assembled a deep roster of CIA veterans to handle a wide range of clandestine assignments -- including secret work for an elite team of overseas case officers.
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June 27, 2007 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
After fighting to keep them secret for more than three decades, the CIA released hundreds of documents Tuesday that catalog some of the most egregious intelligence abuses of the Cold War, including assassination plots against foreign leaders and illegal efforts to spy on Americans. The records are part of a trove of jealously guarded documents long known within the agency as "the family jewels."
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September 17, 1986
Whenever an airliner is hijacked or a terrorist bomb goes off, the civilized world is reminded that it still has no effective means of combating those who use random violence as a political act. Presidents threaten swift retaliation, but their words are seldom backed by deeds. For the most part they are stymied, paralyzed by the web of international relations and the fear that action will invite a still-more-drastic response.
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