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  • CIA director says he would not obey a waterboarding order

    04/10/2016 10:39:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 10, 2016 | AP
    The director of the CIA says his spy agency will not engage in waterboarding or other so-called enhanced interrogation techniques even if ordered to by a future president. CIA chief John Brennan tells NBC News that he will not agree to carry out such techniques because “this institution needs to endure.” President Barack Obama banned waterboarding shortly after taking office in 2009. Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have suggested they would not continue Obama’s ban. Trump has gone as far as to say that he would bring back waterboarding and “worse” tactics to get information.
  • Which Leaker Is Worse, Petraeus or Snowden?

    03/08/2015 6:17:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies ^ | March 8, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Former four-star general and CIA chief David Petraeus pleaded guilty to one count of retaining classified information for handing over information in personal notebooks to his biographer girlfriend in 2011. He agreed to pay a $40,000 fine; prosecutors said they would recommend two years' probation instead of prison, although a judge could decide otherwise. It's a sad close to a government career for the man whose counterinsurgency strategy turned around the war in Iraq. He's an American hero who seemed all that much more upright when he resigned in November 2012 after admitting to an affair that compromised his position...
  • Obama’s nominee for Pentagon post implicated in alleged theft of CIA documents

    12/24/2014 7:01:50 AM PST · by maggief · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 24, 2014 | Jake Gibson, James Rosen
    The Obama administration's nominee for a senior legal position at the Pentagon is one of the congressional staffers accused by Republicans and intelligence officials of stealing classified documents from the Central Intelligence Agency, Fox News has learned -- and the controversy could imperil her shot at a major career promotion. Sources on Capitol Hill and in the intelligence community say Alissa Starzak, a majority staffer on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) who has been nominated for the position of general counsel to the U.S. Army, is one of two SSCI employees accused by the panel's Republicans, and by...
  • When the Big News Isn't News

    12/18/2014 6:56:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | December 18, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Last week the papers were overflowing with stories about a Senate committee's report on the Central Intelligence Agency's use of torture to extract information from terrorists -- known or just suspected terrorists. Those stories were shortly followed by others reporting the responses of CIA types and other knowledgeable sources critical of the Senate committee's report. Plus a few words from unhelpful types like Dick Cheney, our former vice president who is still playing word games, and John Yoo, who wrote the notorious Torture Memo(s), and is still defending their torturous language. Torture? That ain't torture, to hear Messrs. Cheney and...
  • Why Release a Report on the CIA in Wartime?

    12/11/2014 7:46:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | December 11, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    What good purpose is served by releasing a report on CIA enhanced interrogation techniques while we are still at war with an enemy whose techniques include beheading Americans? Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and her Democratic colleagues say that the CIA lied about their tactics and exceeded their authority while seeking to obtain information from suspected terrorists. There is a dispute among politicians and intelligence experts as to whether these tactics resulted in any information that was helpful in defending the U.S. from another terrorist attack. In a recent op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal, former CIA...
  • Spying, Lying and Torture

    08/07/2014 11:02:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | August 7, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    In some respects, the recent admission by CIA Director John Brennan that his agents and his lawyers have been spying on the senators whose job it is to monitor the agency should come as no surprise. The agency's job is to steal and keep secrets, and implicit in those tasks, Brennan would no doubt argue, is lying. Yet in another respect, this may very well be a smoking gun in the now substantial case against President Barack Obama that alleges that much of his official behavior has manifested lawlessness and incompetence. It is hard to believe that the president did...
  • Obama Should Fire Brennan, His Reputation Could Hardly Get Worse

    08/04/2014 7:04:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | August 4, 2014 | Cathy Reisenwitz
    In the Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf lays out both the reasons why President Obama should fire CIA director John Brennan, and the reasons why it would be dangerous for him to do so. Essentially, they’ve both been doing some really shady stuff, regarding both the US Constitution and international law, which they’ve both been covering up and lying about. Firing Brennan could bring more of these activities into the light, which would hurt Obama’s reputation. However, what we already know about Obama should eviscerate any shred of respectability he might have in anyone’s mind. Brennan is currently under fire for bugging...
  • James R. Schlesinger, CIA chief and Cabinet member, dies

    03/27/2014 10:40:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2014 | Timothy R. Smith
    James R. Schlesinger, a Republican economist who advanced rapidly to some of the highest positions of government power in the 1970s but whose abrasive leadership style led to conflicts with presidents, bureaucrats and the American public, died March 27 at a hospital in Baltimore. He was 85... Mr. Schlesinger specialized in the economics of national security, which helped propel his rise during the Cold War from academia to influential jobs in the federal government, including CIA director, secretary of defense and the nation’s first secretary of energy...
  • CIA Arming Anti-American Terrorist? So What’s New?

    08/02/2013 3:31:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | August 2, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    According to a CNN report by Jake Tapper the CIA and the U.S. State Department may have been trying to supply Syrian jihadists with Libyan arms from Benghazi when the operation blew up in their face last September. The UK Telegraph summed it up best: “The CIA has been subjecting operatives to monthly polygraph tests in an attempt to suppress details of a US arms smuggling operation in Benghazi that was ongoing when its ambassador was killed by a mob in the city last year, according to reports.” “Same as it ever was,” say some Cuba-watchers. “Déjà vu all over...
  • Stratfor Email: Brennan Behind 'Witch Hunt' of Journalists Reporting Leaks

    05/22/2013 10:06:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/22/13 | Kerry Picket
    An obscure November 2012 Wikileaks email dump points to former White House counterterrorism adviser and now-CIA chief John Brennan as the person behind the “witch hunt” of journalists who reported unflattering Obama administration leaks. A little over a week after President Barack Obama’s reelection, Wikileaks released an email dump of global intelligence files from the private intelligence company Stratfor. One particular email, dated September 21, 2010 discussed President Obama’s “Leak Investigations.”
  • Shock claim: Obama picks Muslim for CIA chief

    02/10/2013 2:33:02 PM PST · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    WND ^ | February 10, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    Former FBI expert claims John Brennan converted to Islam One of the FBI’s former top experts on Islam has announced that President Obama’s pick to head the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, converted to Islam years ago in Saudi Arabia. As WND has reported, former FBI Islam expert John Guandolo has long warned that the federal government is being infiltrated by members of the radical Muslim Brotherhood. But Guandolo now warns that by appointing Brennan to CIA director, Obama has not only chosen a man “naïve” to these infiltrations, but also picked a candidate who is himself a Muslim. “Mr....
  • Brennan's Spooky Swearing-In

    03/27/2013 5:41:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | March 27, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. President Obama's choice to be Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) was approved by the Senate on a vote of 63-34, with thirteen Republicans voting to confirm him. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) created quite a stir with his 13-hour filibuster against the Brennan nomination. Not until he received written assurances from Attorney General Eric Holder that U.S. citizens would not be targeted for killing by drones on U.S. soil would the doughty Kentuckian stand down. Good for him. John Brennan then proceeded to take the Oath of Office, as administered by Vice...
  • John Brennan will be nominated as CIA Director

    01/06/2013 4:45:18 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 37 replies
    Capitol Hill sources tell me President Obama intends to nominate John Brennan to be the next Director of the #CIA. Told as soon as tomorrow.
  • Officials: Petraeus to hand off Afghan command sooner than expected

    06/23/2011 12:26:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 6/22/11 | Kevin Baron
    The Pentagon wants Gen. David Petraeus out of Afghanistan by mid-July, much sooner than the original September target date for his change of command, giving the general time for a break before he takes over as CIA director. Defense Department and military officials confirm there are plans for Petraeus to leave immediately after his deputy and operational commander Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez ends his term in country. Rodriguez’s last day is expected to be July 11, with Petraeus tentatively scheduled to leave July 18. Petraeus’ exit, however, depends on the Senate confirming his replacement, Central Command deputy Marine Lt. Gen....
  • Media blackout: CIA director accused of links to Communist spy contact -- scandal ignored

    06/13/2011 8:53:22 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 35 replies
    Renew America ^ | 6-13-2011 | Wes Vernon - Commentary
    Media blackout: CIA director accused of links to Communist spy contact -- scandal ignored Wes Vernon June 13, 2011 If you have been depending on the mainstream media for your news the past few days, you are probably learning here for the first time that CIA Director Leon Panetta has been called out for his links to an important open member of the Communist Party. Some background When this writer first arrived in Washington, D.C., as a reporter in 1968, one of my assignments was to cover the congressional delegation from Washington State. Occasionally, both Democrat and Republican members of...
  • Controversial ex-CIA director named to spy panel (John Deutch)

    02/05/2009 9:00:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 500+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/5/09 | Pamela Hess and Anne Flaherty - ap
    WASHINGTON – National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair has asked former CIA Director John Deutch, who was stripped of his security clearance nearly a decade ago for mishandling classified information, to sit on an advisory panel on spy satellites, a lawmaker said Thursday. Deutch, CIA director from May 1995 to December 1996 in the Clinton administration, stored and processed hundreds of files of highly classified material on unprotected home computers that he and family members also used to connect to the Internet, according to an internal CIA investigation. The Defense Department's inspector general found similar conduct during Deutch's prior service at...
  • PHOTO: Leon Panetta's daughter with Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega! (Unsubstantiated, unconfirmed)

    01/17/2009 3:18:25 PM PST · by ETL · 112 replies · 11,228+ views
    several sources | various authors
    From Compañera Panetta, with Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega January 10, 2009 This photo shows Chavez with his arm around Linda Panetta, while former Sandinista junta leader Daniel Ortega smiles on, at left. You saw it here first. If the adult daughter of a CIA Director-designate hangs out with sworn enemies of the United States, it's a matter for the United States Senate to probe aggressively. And so the Senate really has to ask some very pointed questions about Linda Panetta, daughter of President-Elect Obama's pick to lead the CIA, and her ties to Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega and...
  • When Intelligence Isn’t A Prerequisite For Intelligence Director

    01/05/2009 7:44:28 PM PST · by Michael Eden · 18 replies · 578+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | January 5, 2008 | Michael Eden
    A month ago I wrote an article titled, "Obama Searches In Vain For CIA Director Who Won't Offend Left." Well, Obama has at last found a CIA Director, but only at the expense of abandoning any intelligence experience whatsoever as a prerequisite for the job. I return to the same Star Tribune article I cited on December 4: Finding a candidate for CIA chief who has the operational experience and is politically “clean” will be difficult, agreed a current senior intelligence official. John Radsan, a former assistant general counsel at the CIA, said Obama has to strike a difficult balance....
  • Obama to Name Leon Panetta as Head of CIA

    01/05/2009 11:49:56 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 202 replies · 6,465+ views
    Fox ^ | 1/5/2009 | Fox
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  • Obama Searches In Vain For CIA Director Who Won't Offend Left

    12/04/2008 7:18:41 PM PST · by Michael Eden · 44 replies · 919+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | December 4, 2008 | Michael Eden
    Obama's first (and as of now only) pick for the Director of Central Intelligence bowed out of the process after the left tore into him as a "torturer." Apparently, John Brennan didn't want the job badly enough to put up with the typical left-wing character assassination tactics. Bill O'Reilly was on the radio yesterday pointing out that Obama may have a tough time finding a good DCI. Given the left's hatred for "intelligence" and "interrogations" and many of the other things this country needs in order to keep itself safe from terrorist attacks, and given the appointment of Eric Holder...
  • Obama Searches In Vain For CIA Director Who Won’t Offend Left

    12/04/2008 7:41:56 AM PST · by Jeliota · 41 replies · 1,013+ views
    The American Sentinel ^ | 12-04-08 | Michael Eden
    Obama’s first (and as of now only) pick for the Director of Central Intelligence bowed out of the process after the left tore into him as a “torturer.” Apparently, John Brennan didn’t want the job badly enough to put up with the typical left-wing character assassination tactics.
  • Frontline on PBS Tonight - The Dark Side

    06/20/2006 6:25:24 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 65 replies · 2,350+ views
    Frontline The Dark Side The internal struggle between Vice President Dick Cheney and CIA Director George Tenet with regard to the war on terror. CC Stereo Reflections on tonight's report.
  • Correcting the Hayden Record - Why did the CIA director feed the "Bush lied" myth

    06/13/2006 7:48:20 PM PDT · by Atchafalaya · 31 replies · 2,061+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/13/06 | WSJ editorial
    Here we go again???
  • Senate confirms Hayden as CIA director

    05/26/2006 6:57:18 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 131 replies · 3,726+ views
    Yahoo, AP ^ | 26 May 2006 | KATHERINE SHRADER
    Senate confirms Hayden as CIA director By KATHERINE SHRADER, Associated Press Writer After hearing assurances he will be independent of the Pentagon, the Senate on Friday easily confirmed Gen. Michael Hayden, a career Air Force man, to head the CIA. Hayden, a four-star general, currently is the top deputy to National Intelligence Director John Negroponte. Hayden, 61, would be the first active-duty or retired military officer to run the spy agency in 25 years. He was approved by a vote of 78-15.
  • Senate Intelligence Committee votes 12-3 in favor of Hayden

    05/23/2006 12:51:50 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 31 replies · 1,414+ views
    CNN ^ | May 23, 2006
    Breaking News: Senate Intelligence Committee votes 12-3 in favor of the nomination of Gen. Michael Hayden for CIA director.
  • Senate panel endorses Hayden as CIA director

    05/23/2006 1:15:57 PM PDT · by Enchante · 15 replies · 654+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 5/22/06 | Reuters Staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden's nomination as CIA director won the endorsement of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday in a vote that sets the stage for formal confirmation by the full Senate later this week. ADVERTISEMENT The 15-member committee, which Republicans control by a single vote, approved Hayden's nomination 12-3 after an hour-long closed-door discussion, said Sen. Pat Roberts (news, bio, voting record) of Kansas, the panel's Republican chairman. Hayden, 61, who would replace Porter Goss as CIA director, is widely expected to win confirmation in a Senate vote that could come as early as Thursday....
  • The CIA 1--Bush 0

    05/21/2006 6:56:40 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies · 712+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 05/22/2006, Volume 011, Issue 34 | by Stephen F. Hayes
    PORTER GOSS'S TENURE as director of central intelligence began with a public spat between the new reform-minded CIA leadership and an intransigent bureaucracy. Now, 18 months later, it is ending in a cloud of confusion. Goss is gone and so are his agents of change. Two of the CIA officials at the heart of that opening battle--Mary Margaret Graham and Stephen Kappes--have been promoted. And the old guard is happy. "The move was seen as a direct repudiation of Goss's leadership and as an olive branch to CIA veterans disaffected by his 18-month tenure," wrote Peter Baker and Charles Babington...
  • Govenor Dean on General Hayden's Nomination [NSA's domestic spying program disqualifies him....]

    05/19/2006 10:41:03 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies · 591+ views
    Govenor Dean on General Hayden's Nomination Governor Dean sent the following message to Democrats across the country today. No on Hayden. Add your voice now! As the director of the National Security Agency, Michael Hayden oversaw the creation of the massive domestic spying program revealed last week. Now George Bush wants him to run the CIA. After yesterday's hearings, it's obvious that Hayden's involvement in the NSA's domestic spying program disqualifies him from heading the CIA. His answers to questions from Congress and from the press have been evasive at best and downright false at worst. The Bush administration's chronic...
  • C-SPAN2 Replaying Hayden Confirmation Hearing Now (I searched but couldn't find)

    05/18/2006 8:03:58 PM PDT · by easonc52 · 9 replies · 299+ views
    C-SPAN2 | 5/18/06 | easonc52
    C-SPAN2, at least here in Salt Lake City, UT, is replaying the General Hayden confirmation to head the CIA now. Being deskbound during the day, I wasn't able to follow the actual interrogations, and was wondering if anyone else was watching tonight.
  • Hastert hot over CIA chief's firing [goes off on Cheney]

    05/18/2006 12:07:48 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 36 replies · 1,714+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 18, 2006 | Robert Novak
    House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, a 64-year-old ex-high school wrestling coach, ordinarily is not a shouter. But according to Capitol Hill sources, he engaged in a high-decibel rant last week when he met with Vice President Dick Cheney. The speaker was enraged by the sacking of his friend and former colleague, Porter Goss. Hastert was so vituperative that a private session with President Bush in the living quarters of the White House was scheduled immediately (although Hastert aides said the meeting had been planned previously). The speaker toned down his volume on the hallowed ground and did more listening than...
  • LIVE Thread: General Hayden's Confirmation Hearing

    05/18/2006 6:06:18 AM PDT · by Peach · 857 replies · 18,770+ views
    Freeper input | May 18, 2006
  • Rumsfeld Cites Intelligence Challenges in Light of Hayden Nomination

    05/12/2006 3:31:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 298+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | May 11, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, May 11, 2006 – The intelligence community has a far more complicated job now, during the global war on terror, than ever before, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said yesterday on the "Brian and the Judge Show" on Fox News Radio. Rumsfeld told interviewers Brian Kilmeade and Andrew Napolitano that threats faced in the 21st century pose tremendous challenges for intelligence professionals. Gone are the days when the United States faced a superpower enemy and tracked big armies, navies and air forces around the world. "We're worried about non-state actors getting their hands on & increasingly lethal weapons (and)...
  • The General Is a Spook: Get Over It

    05/12/2006 4:36:30 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 4 replies · 407+ views ^ |
    Political America – red and blue – is puzzling. Devoid of logic, consistency and originality, politicians daily run so fast to be interviewed by the media that what they say seems like nothing more than bees buzzing around the hive, absent the public benefit of honey production. Were it not for the daily talking points provided by the Bureau of Talking Points, think how stupid most politicians would really sound. Be that as it may, Nancy Pelosi does represent the home of the Twinkie Defense and sour bread, so there! Several weeks ago, liberal politicians and the liberal media swooned...
  • The CIA 1--Bush 0

    05/13/2006 5:36:26 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 55 replies · 1,871+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 05/22/06 | Stephen F. Hayes
    The age of reform ends after 18 months. PORTER GOSS'S TENURE as director of central intelligence began with a public spat between the new reform-minded CIA leadership and an intransigent bureaucracy. Now, 18 months later, it is ending in a cloud of confusion. Goss is gone and so are his agents of change. Two of the CIA officials at the heart of that opening battle--Mary Margaret Graham and Stephen Kappes--have been promoted. And the old guard is happy."The move was seen as a direct repudiation of Goss's leadership and as an olive branch to CIA veterans disaffected by his 18-month...
  • Rumsfeld, Giambastiani Support Hayden Nomination to CIA

    05/09/2006 6:30:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 220+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 9, 2006 – The defense secretary and vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today they endorse President Bush's nomination of Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden as CIA director. Bush nominated Hayden to the post yesterday to replace Peter Goss. "In my view, Mike Hayden is a true professional, and he'll do an excellent job for the country," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in response to a reporter's question at today's Pentagon news briefing. "I've known him for about 17 years, and he is just a superb officer who is a tremendous professional," agreed Navy Adm....
  • President Nominates Air Force General as Next CIA Director

    05/08/2006 6:36:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 298+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, May 8, 2006 – President Bush today announced Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden as his choice to replace Porter Goss as next director of the Central Intelligence Agency. "Mike knows our intelligence community from the ground up," Bush said from the Oval Office today. "He's been both a provider and consumer of intelligence." Hayden currently serves as the deputy to Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte. Before that, he directed the National Security Agency. Bush said throughout his military career, Hayden has demonstrated an ability to adapt U.S. intelligence services to the new challenges of the war on...
  • Quotes: Reaction to CIA Announcement

    05/08/2006 11:21:46 AM PDT · by 300magnum · 28 replies · 707+ views
    Associated Press ^ | By The Associated Press
    Statements in response to President Bush's nomination of Gen. Michael Hayden to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency: ___ "Mike knows our intelligence community from the ground up. He has been both a provider and a consumer of intelligence. He's overseen the development of both human and technological intelligence. He has demonstrated an ability to adapt our intelligence services to the new challenges in the war on terror. He's the right man to lead the CIA at this critical moment in our nation's history." — President Bush. ___ "In the confirmation process, I look forward to meeting with the...
  • White House Set to Name Hayden for CIA Job

    05/08/2006 4:35:00 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 124 replies · 3,634+ views
    ap/forbes ^ | May 8, 2008 | Nedra Pickler
    WASHINGTON - Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden will be named on Monday as the next chief of the CIA, officials said, as the White House began battling back against criticism that a military officer would lead the civilian spy agency. Recognizing concerns about military leadership of the CIA, a civilian agency, the White House plans to move aside the agency's No. 2 official, Vice Admiral Albert Calland III, who took over as deputy director less than a year ago. Other personnel changes also are likely, a senior administration official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the changes are not...
  • Key Republicans Wary on CIA Front-Runner

    05/07/2006 3:37:44 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 62 replies · 1,122+ views
    ap/yahoo ^ | 5/7/6 | nedra pickler
    WASHINGTON - Even before President Bush has named his choice to take over the CIA, the Air Force general who is the front-runner drew fire Sunday from lawmakers in his own party who say a military man should not lead the civilian spy agency. The criticism of the expected choice of Gen. Michael Hayden to head the CIA came from some influential Republicans in Congress as well as from Democrats. "I do believe he's the wrong person, the wrong place, at the wrong time," said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich. "We should not have a military person leading...
  • Gen. Hayden seen as likely successor at CIA

    05/07/2006 12:28:06 PM PDT · by summer · 61 replies · 913+ views ^ | May 7, 2006 | Peter Baker and Dafna Linzer
    WASHINGTON - The nomination of Gen. Michael V. Hayden to take over the CIA would trigger a fresh battle over the secret warrantless surveillance program he oversaw on behalf of President Bush, a debate that could help shape the contours of the fall midterm congressional elections, officials in both parties said yesterday. Barring a change of heart, aides expect Bush to name Hayden tomorrow as his choice to succeed CIA director Porter J. Goss, who resigned under pressure Friday. Hayden, a former director of the National Security Agency and now deputy director of national intelligence, has become the most forceful...
  • Hayden Faces Senate and CIA Hurdles if Named

    05/06/2006 5:08:56 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 11 replies · 662+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 05/07/06 | Thomas E. Ricks and Dafna Linzer
    Hayden Faces Senate and CIA Hurdles if Named General Has Streak Of Independence And Nonconformity By Thomas E. Ricks and Dafna Linzer Washington Post Staff Writers Sunday, May 7, 2006; A06 When Gen. Michael V. Hayden took over as director of the National Security Agency in 1999, he faced a huge organization that was overwhelmingly staffed by aging white men who had spent their careers specializing in the intricacies of the Soviet Union and other aspects of the Cold War. He set out to overhaul the communications interception service and move it into the 21st century. He came out of...
  • Negroponte's Porter ~ More on the CIA's departing Porter Goss

    05/06/2006 1:10:27 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies · 1,466+ views
    Slate ^ | Saturday, May 6, 2006, at 6:15 AM ET | Michael Brus
    The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post all lead with the forced resignation of CIA Director Porter Goss after only 18 months on the job. President Bush is expected to appoint a replacement next week. The NYT and Post seem pretty certain that the replacement will be Air Force General Michael V. Hayden, who is currently a deputy for John Negroponte, the director of national intelligence.A former GOP congressman, Goss was CIA director for only a few months before Bush effectively demoted him by making Negroponte his boss. Negroponte, not Goss, now gives the president his daily...
  • Gossed Over

    05/06/2006 4:31:06 AM PDT · by harpu · 4 replies · 601+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 5/6/06 | Review & Outlook
    Another sign that Congress's intelligence reform is a mess. Like most spy matters, Porter Goss's surprise resignation yesterday as CIA Director is hard to read. The White House insists he wasn't forced out, and at 67 years old the former head of the House Intelligence Committee has always said he didn't plan on a long tenure. - snip - The most distressing news would be if Mr. Goss is a victim of those parts of the permanent intelligence bureaucracy that resisted his tenure from the start. Nasty press leaks helped to knee-cap one of the aides Mr. Goss brought with...
  • General Hayden to Replace Porter Goss as CIA chief

    05/05/2006 8:39:53 PM PDT · by John Geyer · 247 replies · 8,946+ views
    CNN just broke on Anderson Cooper 360 that former NSA Chief General Hayden will replace Goss as the head of the CIA. It hasn't been announced yet by the president though.
  • The Next Head of the CIA? (Michael Hayden)

    05/05/2006 8:39:18 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 18 replies · 1,129+ views
    President George W. Bush stunned Washington on Friday by accepting the resignation of CIA Director Porter J. Goss, and Republican sources told TIME that the White House plans to name his replacement on Monday: Air Force General Michael V. Hayden, who as Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence has been a visible and aggressive defender of the administration's controversial eavesdropping program. His nomination is sure to reignite the battle over the program on Capitol Hill, where one House Democrat promises "a partisan food fight" during the confirmation process. Though Hayden, who has a close rapport with Vice President Cheney, has...
  • Bush Ends Goss's Stormy Tenure By Forcing Him Out as CIA Chief

    05/05/2006 8:21:37 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 60 replies · 1,943+ views
    Washinghton Post ^ | 5/6/06 | Dafna Linzer and Walter Pincus
    Porter J. Goss was forced to step down yesterday as CIA director, ending a turbulent 18-month tenure marked by an exodus of some of the agency's top talent and growing White House dissatisfaction with his leadership during a time of war. Seated next to President Bush in the Oval Office, Goss, a Republican congressman from Florida before he took over the CIA, said he was "stepping aside" but gave no reason for the departure. Bush, who did not name a successor, said he had accepted the resignation and thanked Goss for his service. "Porter's tenure at the CIA was one...
  • vanity: Jack Bauer for CIA Chief

    05/05/2006 11:42:06 AM PDT · by llevrok · 14 replies · 223+ views
    today | me
    Just a wild as* hope.
  • CIA Director Goss Resigns after Non-Stop INTERNAL CIA ATTACKS by Democrat Plants

    05/05/2006 12:19:03 PM PDT · by woodb01 · 116 replies · 5,606+ views
    Goss Resignation is a frightening sign Porter Goss was brought into the CIA to try to reform the organization. Mr. Goss was expected to bring about badly needed changes in the U.S. spy organization that is increasingly at the center of so many controversies. However, Goss never had a chance. Rarely reported by the very biased media, much of the CIA and the U.S. Justice Department was "cleared out" during the Clinton Administration. Many of the key legal organizations responsible for America's security and stability were then staffed by Hillary Clinton handpicked staffers. Some of them hired from the outside,...
  • AP - Source: CIA Director Goss Resigns

    05/05/2006 10:52:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 99 replies · 4,363+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/5/06 | AP
    WASHINGTON - CIA Director Porter Goss has resigned, a senior administration official said. President Bush, who has been making staff changes at the White House to reinvigoriate his second term, was making another personnel announcement Friday. Bush's new chief of staff, Joshua Bolten, has made several changes since taking over last month. Recently, longtime Bush adviser and confidant Karl Rove had the policy-making portion of his portfolio taken away so he could focus on the midterm elections and White House press secretary Scott McClellan announced his resignation. McClellan has been replaced by Fox News commentator Tony Snow. McClellan's last briefing...
  • Bush Personnel Announcement at 1:45 EDT (Porter Goss Resigns from CIA)

    05/05/2006 10:08:03 AM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 1,030 replies · 52,251+ views
    Press conference at 1:45