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November 1, 2002 | Stansfield Turner
In responding to North Korea's confession of nuclear perfidy, we are missing the bigger picture. The issue is not whether North Korea or Iraq is the greater threat to us today. It is that we have every reason to believe both countries are striving to acquire nuclear weapons. Both should be stopped cold, not just for what they might do with such weapons but for the precedent it would set for other would-be proliferators.
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NEWS
January 9, 1988 | JEFF WISE, United Press International
Newspaper columnist Jack Anderson hunkered down over the podium, enumerating the dangers of the world and bringing his audience to the very edge of Armageddon. Then, like a spellbinding evangelist who gives a picture of hell and a glimpse of heaven, he told them how it could all be avoided. The audience rose to its feet in applause. It was, of course, a good speech. But to this audience it was also a free sample. "In some ways, Jack Anderson is a throwback to the inspirational speaker.
OPINION
September 17, 2004
Ever since the CIA's bungled coups and assassination plots were exposed by Congress in the early 1970s, critics have seized on each fresh intelligence failure to demand radical reform. But only two Central Intelligence Agency directors -- James R. Schlesinger from 1973 to 1975 and Stansfield Turner from 1977 to 1981 -- really tried to shake up the agency by trimming its ranks and improving analysis. Without continuity, their attempts withered. The most recent director, George J.
OPINION
April 5, 1987 | ALLEN E. GOODMAN, Allen E. Goodman, an associate dean at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, served as an assistant to the CIA director in the Carter Administration.
The compromise of security by Marine guards at the American Embassy in Moscow is the latest evidence that our government's system for protecting secrets at home and abroad is totally inadequate. Despite the fact that more spies have been arrested and convicted in the past two years than the past two decades combined, the U.S. counterintelligence effort has failed to live up to Congress' expectations on almost every score.
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December 14, 2002 | From the Washington Post
Theodore G. Shackley, a retired associate deputy director for clandestine operations of the CIA whose career took him from the streets of Berlin to the jungles of Laos and Vietnam, died of cancer Monday at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 75. In the context of an agency and a profession whose watchwords are secrecy and deception, Shackley was a legendary figure. He was known as "the godfather of secret warriors."
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October 19, 2007 | Patricia Sullivan, Washington Post
William J. Crowe Jr., the Navy admiral who held the nation's top military job as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the Cold War neared its end and who in retirement publicly criticized military and presidential decisions, died of cardiac arrest Thursday at Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Maryland. He was 82.
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September 30, 1991 | ALEXANDER COCKBURN, Alexander Cockburn writes for the Nation and other publications
My hope all along has been that the Senate, in a moment of confusion, would do the right thing and confirm Clarence Thomas as Director of Central Intelligence, putting Robert Gates on the Supreme Court. The CIA would be an ideal harbor for a man of eccentric ideology such as Thomas; Gates would blend in on the highest bench somewhere between Anthony M. Kennedy and Antonin Scalia, with his clerks instructing him in elementary principles of law. Thomas drives a late-model Corvette.
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February 16, 2009 | Patricia Sullivan, Sullivan is a writer for the Washington Post, where this article first appeared.
Wesley L. McDonald, a four-star Navy admiral who commanded the 1983 invasion of Grenada for the U.S. military and who as a pilot led the first airstrike against North Vietnam in 1964 after the Gulf of Tonkin incident, died Feb. 8 at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 84. He had normal pressure hydrocephalus, a neurological disorder. McDonald was commander in chief of all NATO and U.S.
NEWS
June 27, 1997 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of the first significant organized efforts by opponents of NATO enlargement, 46 former U.S. foreign affairs luminaries released a letter Thursday to President Clinton calling the expansion plan "a policy error of historic proportions." The letter urges Clinton to halt the process and pursue alternative measures to ensure peace and stability for Central and Eastern Europe. The signatories include former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.
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December 18, 1997 | ALEXANDER COCKBURN, Alexander Cockburn writes for the Nation and other publications
Time magazine a year ago ran a big story, flagged on its cover as "Israel Prepares for War," about fears of a Syrian attack on the Golan Heights. The supposed crisis began in August 1996, when Syria's leader Hafez Assad moved his 14th Division from Beirut to the border. There's no doubt that the Syrian army division was moved forward. Far more questionable was the view of the Israeli high command that an attack might be imminent.
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