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  • House Intel Chair Suspends Staff Member

    10/19/2006 7:35:29 PM PDT · by Jewels1091 · 259 replies · 9,773+ views
    WASHINGTON -- House Intelligence Chairman Peter Hoekstra has suspended a Democratic staff member because of concerns he may have leaked a high-level intelligence assessment to The New York Times last month. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press Thursday night, Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Ill., a committee member, said that an unidentified staffer requested the document from National Intelligence Director John Negroponte three days before the Sept. 23 story about its conclusions
  • Blasts outside Green Zone as US-Iraq deal nears

    10/07/2008 7:18:39 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies · 448+ views
    AFP ^ | 10-7-08
    Two powerful bombs exploded outside the Iraqi capital's tightly-guarded Green Zone on Tuesday as US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte was ending a visit focused on a controversial military pact. Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said an agreement was "very close" and that there were "new ideas and new language" to clinch a mutually-acceptable security deal. "This needs some bold political decisions now," he said. An Iraqi military officer said at least one soldier was wounded in the blasts which went off in quick succession at a time of heavy traffic.
  • Senators Predict Iraq, Iran Will Be Next

    10/10/2001 11:16:14 AM PDT · by rightwingextremist1776 · 94 replies · 600+ views ^ | Oct 10 2001
    Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001 12:27 p.m. EDT Senators Predict Iraq, Iran Will Be Next Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and Sen. John McCain predicted Tuesday that America's war on terrorism will soon target other states beyond Afghanistan that have sponsored terrorist acts in the past. "I don't think we can avoid that," Daschle told CBS News. "If indeed we are going after a worldwide network, we have to treat this issue and this challenge in a worldwide way." McCain concurred, saying, "I think you'll see an expansion." Possible targets include Iraq, Iran, Syria and the Sudan, he explained. "All ...
  • U.N. Envoy’s Ties to Pakistani Are Questioned

    08/26/2008 3:26:08 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 197+ views
    The New York Times (excerpt) ^ | August 26, 2008 | Helene Cooper and Mark Mazzetti
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON — Zalmay Khalilzad, the American ambassador to the United Nations, is facing angry questions from other senior Bush administration officials over what they describe as unauthorized contacts with Asif Ali Zardari, a contender to succeed Pervez Musharraf as president of Pakistan. Mr. Khalilzad had spoken by telephone with Mr. Zardari, the leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party, several times a week for the past month until he was confronted about the unauthorized contacts, a senior United States official said. Other officials said Mr. Khalilzad had planned to meet with Mr. Zardari privately next Tuesday while on vacation...
  • US leak of Zarqawi letter riles Israelis

    04/08/2006 3:55:14 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 31 replies · 1,793+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 9 2006
    Israeli military intelligence officials have accused President George W Bush’s administration of undermining their attempts to infiltrate Al-Qaeda’s operations in Iraq by revealing the contents of a secret letter written by Osama Bin Laden’s second-in-command. Israel passed the letter — in which Ayman al-Zawahiri outlined his Middle East strategy to Abu Musab al- Zarqawi, the Al-Qaeda leader in Iraq — to Washington last October on condition of strict anonymity. Israeli officials were dismayed, however, when John Negroponte, the US director of national intelligence, made it available in both English and its original Arabic on his office web site. Israeli intelligence...
  • Shadow Warriors--The untold story of traitors, saboteurs, and the party of surrender.

    02/04/2008 5:11:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies · 765+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 2-4-08 | David Forsmark
        Shadow Warriors   By David | Monday, February 04, 2008 Shadow Warriors: The Untold Story of Traitors, Saboteurs, and the Party of SurrenderBy Kenneth TimmermanCrown Forum, $25.95, 404 pp. At long last, the CIA and the State Department have targeted a government they have identified as an aggressive threat to world peace and largely countered its foreign policy through psy-ops, propaganda, selective leaks of intelligence and covert operations.And who was the target of this covert campaign? Are these operations aimed at the Islamofascists in Iran? How about Vladimir Putin and his increasingly fascist government in Russia?...
  • Negroponte (L.O.S.T.)

    10/09/2007 2:53:27 PM PDT · by processing please hold · 10 replies · 442+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | October 9, 2007 | Cliff Kincaid
    Do you think our "adversary press" is on the lookout for government lies? Consider the false testimony (web site) before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte on behalf of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). This is a treaty that our media want passed by the Senate. So they are letting his lies go completely unchallenged. One of the most audacious lies was that, despite the fact that the treaty carries the name "United Nations" in its title, it is not a U.N. treaty. Negroponte's testimony included several "myths"...
  • Taiwan supporter criticizes Negroponte

    09/02/2007 8:40:20 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 5 replies · 181+ views
    The Taipei Times ^ | Sep 02, 2007 | Charles Snyder
    Supporters of Taiwan in Washington took senior officials of the administration of US President George W. Bush to task on Friday for comments last week about Taiwan's international status and President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) and the Democratic Progressive Party's plan to hold an election-day referendum on UN membership. Colorado Representative Tom Tancredo, a staunch supporter of Taiwan, criticized Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte for calling the referendum a move toward a declaration of independence, calling the statement "regrettable and irresponsible." "If Mr Negroponte's goal was to help validate a future Chinese attack on the island," the congressman said in...
  • Sunni, U.S. Leaders Unite Against Al-Qaida in Anbar

    06/17/2007 10:09:41 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 1 replies · 367+ views
    NPR ^ | June 14, 2007 | Rachel Martin
    A senior U.S. diplomat visits Ramadi, capital of Anbar province, once the most dangerous place in Iraq for U.S. troops but now the scene of an alliance with Sunni tribal leaders bent on destroying al-Qaida in Iraq.
  • Negroponte to shore up N Korea deal(to visit Pyongyang?)

    02/20/2007 9:57:44 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 455+ views
    FT ^ | 02/21/07 | Guy Dinmore
    Negroponte to shore up N Korea deal By Guy Dinmore in Washington Published: February 21 2007 02:00 | Last updated: February 21 2007 02:00 John Negroponte's first mission as US deputy secretary of state is expected to take him to Asia next week to shore up last week's breakthrough deal with North Korea, under which Pyongyang is to close its nuclear bomb-making facilities in return for aid and peace talks. Mr Negroponte, the former national director of intelligence who took up his new post only last week, would visit China, South Korea and Japan, officials said. One senior official said...
  • Threat to US increasing: Negroponte

    01/12/2007 1:07:42 AM PST · by familyop · 1 replies · 326+ views
    AP by way of the Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 12JAN06 | Associated Press
    Al-Qaeda still poses the gravest terrorism threat to the United States, and an emboldened Hizbollah is a growing danger, the US intelligence chief says. In his annual review of global threats, National Intelligence Director John Negroponte highlighted an increasingly worrisome posture of Hizbollah - backed by Iran and Syria - since its 34 day war with Israel in July and August. "As a result of last summer's hostilities, Hizbollah's self-confidence and hostility toward the US as a supporter of Israel could cause the group to increase its contingency planning against US interests," Negroponte told the Senate Intelligence Committee in written...
  • Al Qaeda's leaders are in Pakistan, U.S. says (U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte)

    01/11/2007 9:13:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 677+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/11/07 | David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's leaders are Holed up in a secure hide-out in Pakistan, from which they are revitalizing their bruised but resilient network, U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte said on Thursday. In an unusually direct statement on the whereabouts of the militant group's top echelon, Negroponte told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that Pakistan is the center of a web of al Qaeda connections that stretches across the globe into Europe. "Al Qaeda is the terrorist organization that poses the greatest threat to U.S. interests," the U.S. director of national intelligence said in his annual assessment of...
  • The Mess at State

    01/11/2007 5:28:32 AM PST · by Santiago de la Vega · 11 replies · 798+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/11/2007 | Robert D. Novak
    Republicans in Congress who do not want to be quoted tell me that the State Department under Condoleezza Rice is a mess. This comes at a time when the U.S. global position is precarious. While attention is focused on Iraq, American diplomacy is being tested worldwide -- in Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, Korea and Sudan. The judgment by thoughtful Republicans is that Rice has failed to manage that endeavor.
  • N. Korea: Negroponte’s Stance on Korea Unknown (poker-faced and tight-lipped)

    01/10/2007 5:17:34 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 220+ views
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 01/09/06
    Negroponte’s Stance on Korea Unknown JANUARY 09, 2007 03:01 ‘A conservative globalist putting importance on practical solutions rather than ideology. A poker-faced veteran with 47 years of diplomatic experience.’ These are the descriptions of the new Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte by American press. He will in effect take in charge of US State Department’s policy toward the Korean peninsula. It is not easy to predict his future policy direction toward Korea. Few of his Korea-related remarks were made public while he assumed the positions of UN ambassador and the Director of National Intelligence. Most of the time, journalists’...
  • Ex-US spy chief to tackle North Korea, China as Rice's deputy

    01/07/2007 12:35:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 529+ views
    AFP ^ | 01/05/07 | David Millikin
    Ex-US spy chief to tackle North Korea, China as Rice's deputy by David Millikin Fri Jan 5, 1:51 PM ET Outgoing US intelligence chief John Negroponte will focus on handling the prickly nuclear standoff with North Korea and delicate US-China ties when he takes over as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's top deputy, a senior US official said. Negroponte will also help follow through on a soon-to-be-announced policy shift in Iraq as deputy secretary of state, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said, though he stressed that Rice will remain in charge of that tough dossier. President George W. Bush announced...
  • Dep't of Wild Speculation (Yet Another Cheney Resignation Rumor)

    01/06/2007 8:02:56 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 1 replies · 853+ views
    The New Republic ^ | January 6, 2007 | Michael Crowley
    Because standards are lower on weekends... here's a new rumor straight from an insidious "Washington cocktail party": John Negroponte is becoming deputy secretary of state as preparation to replace Condi Rice when she leaves her job. Why would she do that? To take over for an "ailing" Dick Cheney as vice president. Sure, Cheney resignation rumors are about as old as the Bush presidency. But one well-informed person said that, while he doesn't think this will happen, he also doesn't dismiss it out of hand.
  • Bush's announcement at 9:50 a.m. EST re staff changes

    01/05/2007 6:42:00 AM PST · by STARWISE · 163 replies · 5,940+ views
    FNC ^ | 1-5-07
    Bush will appear with Negroponte and former National Security Agency Director Mike McConnell, a retired Navy vice admiral, who will be tapped as his replacement. Negroponte will move over to the State Department to be deputy to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
  • Intelligence Chief Is Shifted to Deputy State Dept. Post (Negroponte)

    01/04/2007 5:17:45 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 22 replies · 688+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4 January 2007 | Mark Mazetti
    Mr. Negroponte had been brought to the intelligence job to help restore credibility and effectiveness to agencies whose reputations were badly damaged by failures related to the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and mistaken prewar assessments of Iraq’s illicit weapons. He has maintained a low public profile but provides Mr. Bush with a briefing most mornings. President Bush has hailed the establishment of the intelligence post as an essential step in helping prevent another terrorist attack. On paper, the director of national intelligence outranks the deputy secretary of state, raising questions about why the White House would seek — and...
  • Intelligence czar to leave post, go to State: NBC [John Negroponte.....]

    01/03/2007 4:42:12 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies · 1,008+ views
    ntelligence czar to leave post, go to State: NBC Wed Jan 3, 2007 7:30 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The director of national intelligence, John Negroponte, will leave his post to take a senior position at the State Department, NBC news reported on Wednesday. Negroponte was the first U.S. intelligence czar
  • U.S. intelligence chief to switch jobs (Negroponte switching to Deputy Secretary of State)

    01/03/2007 8:22:03 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 20 replies · 835+ views
    CNN ^ | January 3, 2007 | Staff
    National Intelligence Director John Negroponte will resign to become deputy secretary of state, a government official said Wednesday night. Negroponte took over in 2005 as the nation's first intelligence chief, responsible for overseeing all 16 U.S. spy agencies. Congress established the post in late 2004 following a recommendation of the 9/11 commission, which reviewed intelligence miscues leading up to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Yet, it has been at times a struggle for Negroponte and his staff to bring all 16 spy agencies together under one umbrella. He will return to his roots as a career diplomat to...