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August 30, 1991 | From Associated Press
Richard J. Kerr, the deputy director of the CIA, will take over next week as acting director to replace William H. Webster, who is retiring from government service, the agency announced Thursday. The CIA public affairs office said that Kerr will become acting director on Monday and will serve until the new director is confirmed. Webster announced his retirement in May and said he would leave the agency at the end of July to go into private law practice.
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BUSINESS
October 26, 1991 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The acting director of the CIA acknowledged Friday that his agency may have erred in failing to notify proper authorities about early evidence of wrongdoing by the scandal-plagued Bank of Credit & Commerce International. Richard Kerr told a Senate subcommittee that the CIA learned in 1985 that BCCI had secretly gained control of Washington's largest bank holding company four years earlier.
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September 8, 1991 | From Reuters
Acting CIA Director Richard J. Kerr told retired agents Saturday that despite recent criticisms and allegations of wrongdoing the agency was resilient and would continue its work. Kerr made the remarks to veterans of the CIA's predecessor agency, the Office of Strategic Services, a day after the CIA's former chief of covert operations was indicted on 10 counts of lying and obstructing justice. Former covert operations chief Clair E.
NEWS
September 8, 1991 | From Reuters
Acting CIA Director Richard J. Kerr told retired agents Saturday that despite recent criticisms and allegations of wrongdoing the agency was resilient and would continue its work. Kerr made the remarks to veterans of the CIA's predecessor agency, the Office of Strategic Services, a day after the CIA's former chief of covert operations was indicted on 10 counts of lying and obstructing justice. Former covert operations chief Clair E.
BUSINESS
October 26, 1991 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The acting director of the CIA acknowledged Friday that his agency may have erred in failing to notify proper authorities about early evidence of wrongdoing by the scandal-plagued Bank of Credit & Commerce International. Richard Kerr told a Senate subcommittee that the CIA learned in 1985 that BCCI had secretly gained control of Washington's largest bank holding company four years earlier.
NEWS
January 18, 1992 | Associated Press
President Bush will nominate Navy Vice Adm. William O. Studeman as deputy director of the CIA, the White House announced Friday. Studeman heads the National Security Agency in Ft. Meade, Md. He would succeed Richard J. Kerr, who announced his resignation earlier this week.
WORLD
July 4, 2003 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
The CIA's prewar assessments on Iraq were not exaggerated or tailored to support the Bush administration's case for war, according to a retired agency official who is leading an internal review of the intelligence community's performance. Richard J. Kerr, a former deputy director of the CIA, said that there were significant gaps in the underlying intelligence on Iraq's alleged banned weapons programs but that analysts were right to conclude that such programs still existed.
NATIONAL
April 26, 2006 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
Despite the CIA's goal of cracking down on leaks of classified information, the government may forgo criminal charges against a senior agency officer fired last week for disclosing operational secrets, according to current and former intelligence and law enforcement officials.
NEWS
May 9, 1991 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bolstered by approval from key senators, Deputy White House National Security Adviser Robert M. Gates emerged Wednesday as a clear front-runner to become the next head of the CIA, a job he sought but failed to get four years ago. Bush has several other possibilities, including former aide James R. Lilley, who is about to leave his current post as U.S. ambassador to China, and Richard J. Kerr, the CIA's current deputy director.
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.
NEWS
August 30, 1991 | From Associated Press
Richard J. Kerr, the deputy director of the CIA, will take over next week as acting director to replace William H. Webster, who is retiring from government service, the agency announced Thursday. The CIA public affairs office said that Kerr will become acting director on Monday and will serve until the new director is confirmed. Webster announced his retirement in May and said he would leave the agency at the end of July to go into private law practice.
OPINION
November 20, 2005 | David Wise, David Wise, who writes frequently about intelligence, is the author of "Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America."
LIKE AN ALBATROSS that castaways hope will not alight on their raft, the question of who misled America into the war in Iraq hovers above Washington, flapping its wings, but so far choosing not to land on either CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., or the White House. The debate over prewar intelligence reemerged with last month's indictment of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who is accused of lying about his role in the leak of the name of CIA officer Valerie Plame, the wife of an administration critic.
NEWS
March 19, 1997 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
CIA director nominee Anthony Lake secretly agreed last Friday to cave in to Republican demands for release of his raw FBI files. But he almost immediately began to consider withdrawing his nomination after the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee declared that the files were not complete, officials involved with the nomination said Tuesday. Officials said Lake became angry at the claim by committee Chairman Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.
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