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April 13, 1988 | ALLAN E. GOODMAN, Allen E. Goodman, an associate dean at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, served with the CIA as an assistant to its director during the Carter Administration
Dumping dictators is tough. In a recent study commissioned by the Central Intelligence Agency, the authors found that practically no authoritarian leaders since 1945 have taken early retirement. Most have been ousted from power by coups and revolutions, or they died in office. And in nearly every case study by the CIA, political instability usually preceded and almost always followed attempts to dislodge the dictator.
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July 25, 2012 | By Brian Bennett, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - The militant organization that was once the scourge of the U.S. militarycampaign in Iraq and probably is responsible for more than 100 deaths in the country over the last few days has set its sights on launching attacks in the United States, intelligence officials said. Al Qaeda in Iraq released a message this week that threatened to strike at the "heart" of the United States, and several associates of the group have been arrested in the U.S. and Canada in the last two years, said American officials, a sign that the organization has tried to establish a network in North America.
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November 26, 1986 | Associated Press
The following are excerpts of the briefing , conducted Tuesday by Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III at the White House, on the Iran arms sale . Meese (opening statement): What is involved is . . . the United States providing the arms to Israel and Israel in turn transferring the arms, in effect selling the arms, to representatives of Iran.
NEWS
January 30, 1998 | From The Washington Post
Denouncing attacks on his integrity as "uncalled-for and unwarranted," Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt told a House committee Thursday that he is being victimized by "a half-baked theory of improper political influence" involving his department's rejection of a proposed Indian gambling casino in Hudson, Wis.
NEWS
January 30, 1998 | From The Washington Post
Denouncing attacks on his integrity as "uncalled-for and unwarranted," Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt told a House committee Thursday that he is being victimized by "a half-baked theory of improper political influence" involving his department's rejection of a proposed Indian gambling casino in Hudson, Wis.
NATIONAL
July 25, 2012 | By Brian Bennett, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - The militant organization that was once the scourge of the U.S. militarycampaign in Iraq and probably is responsible for more than 100 deaths in the country over the last few days has set its sights on launching attacks in the United States, intelligence officials said. Al Qaeda in Iraq released a message this week that threatened to strike at the "heart" of the United States, and several associates of the group have been arrested in the U.S. and Canada in the last two years, said American officials, a sign that the organization has tried to establish a network in North America.
NATIONAL
December 17, 2009 | By Sebastian Rotella
The Department of Homeland Security issued but recalled a 2007 intelligence analysis about the Nation of Islam after deciding the document dealing with the black Muslim group broke rules on intelligence activity in the United States, officials said Wednesday. Internal documents revealed that intelligence chiefs found analysts had "unintentionally and inadvertently" violated rules governing the collection, retention and distribution of information concerning "U.S. persons and organizations."
WORLD
May 15, 2011 | By Ken Ellingwood and Alex Renderos, Los Angeles Times
At least 27 people were slain early Sunday in a remote area of northern Guatemala that has become a key base for Mexican drug-trafficking groups, authorities said. Police said a small army of gunmen attacked workers on a coconut farm in the northern province of Peten, a zone that has become increasingly dangerous as Mexican drug smugglers extend operations in Central America to escape a crackdown at home. The victims included 25 men and two women, all of whom were decapitated, according to Jaime Leonel Otzin, director of Guatemala's National Civil Police.
NATIONAL
December 20, 2008 | Greg Miller
President-elect Barack Obama has selected retired Navy Adm. Dennis C. Blair to serve as the nation's next intelligence director but has not concluded his search for someone to lead the CIA, according to government officials familiar with the selection process. If confirmed, Blair would be Obama's point person on an array of highly charged intelligence issues the incoming administration will inherit from President Bush.
NATIONAL
February 16, 2008 | Josh Meyer, Times Staff Writer
The FBI and Department of Homeland Security sent a bulletin Friday to state and local law enforcement authorities advising them to watch for potential retaliatory strikes by Hezbollah, one day after the Lebanese militia group vowed to avenge the death of a top commander by attacking Israeli and Jewish targets around the world. "While retaliation in the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1988 | ALLAN E. GOODMAN, Allen E. Goodman, an associate dean at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, served with the CIA as an assistant to its director during the Carter Administration
Dumping dictators is tough. In a recent study commissioned by the Central Intelligence Agency, the authors found that practically no authoritarian leaders since 1945 have taken early retirement. Most have been ousted from power by coups and revolutions, or they died in office. And in nearly every case study by the CIA, political instability usually preceded and almost always followed attempts to dislodge the dictator.
NEWS
November 26, 1986 | Associated Press
The following are excerpts of the briefing , conducted Tuesday by Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III at the White House, on the Iran arms sale . Meese (opening statement): What is involved is . . . the United States providing the arms to Israel and Israel in turn transferring the arms, in effect selling the arms, to representatives of Iran.
NEWS
October 21, 1990 | United Press International
A moderate earthquake measuring 4.7 struck the Canadian province of Quebec early Friday and was felt in parts of the northeastern United States, officials said. There were no reports of damage or injuries, the National Earthquake Information Center said.
NEWS
March 27, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Immigration and Naturalization Service arrested more than 200 illegal aliens who used fake immigration documents to get permanent jobs in the United States, officials said in Atlanta. Those arrested were charged with first-degree forgery under Georgia law and with making false statements under federal statutes.
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