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2010-10-18 14:23:00

Valerie Plame Wilson joins leading experts on nuclear weapons from government and advocacy groups for two-day training WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women leaders are gathering this week at the Fair Game Summit: Women and Nuclear Security to rally around one of the most pressing issues facing our nation: the dangers posed by nuclear weapons. Hosted by Participant Media and The White House Project, the two-day leadership training will focus on how women can become more...

2010-02-24 06:20:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- VIPs and delegates gathered in South Africa yesterday to hear retired US Ambassador Joseph Wilson, a Director of Symbion Power, deliver the keynote address at the opening of the Power Indaba 2010 conference in Durban, Symbion Power announced today. Ambassador Wilson served for the United States government at the US Embassy in Niger and he served as Ambassador to Gabon and Sao Tome. He was President Bill Clinton's senior advisor on...

2009-07-01 13:16:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Symbion Power today announced the appointment of Ambassador Joseph Wilson (ret.) as a member of the Symbion Power Advisory Board. Ambassador Wilson has extensive experience in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. As an American diplomat, he served as Ambassador to Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe in the administrations of Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He also served as Special Assistant to President Clinton in charge of African Affairs at...

2008-07-06 12:00:09

By Brian Murphy Associated Press The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program -- a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium -- reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans. The removal of 550 metric tons of "yellowcake" -- the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment -- was a significant step toward closing the books on Saddam's nuclear legacy. It also...

2006-08-03 15:38:55

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate asked the Bush administration on Thursday for a new intelligence assessment of on Iraq, where U.S. lawmakers and officials fear that worsening sectarian violence could lead to outright civil war. In a voice vote, the Senate approved a Democrat-sponsored provision directing U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte to prepare by October 1 a national intelligence estimate assessing Iraq's stability amid ethnic, religious and tribal divisions. The...

2006-06-29 19:02:28

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday condemned public disclosure of secret surveillance programs as Republicans stepped up their criticism of news media that published details of a bank-monitoring program last week. By a largely party-line vote of 227 to 183, the House passed a nonbinding resolution condemning the disclosure of classified information and declaring that the House "expects the cooperation of all news media ... by not...

2006-06-29 18:32:37

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee accused U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte's office on Thursday of downplaying the significance of chemical weapons finds in Iraq. Rep. Peter Hoekstra, a Michigan Republican, said in a letter to Negroponte that intelligence officials at a June 21 press briefing organized by his office misled journalists about the significance of 500 munitions containing mustard and sarin nerve agents...

2006-06-29 18:28:14

By Kristin Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has found more Iraqi weapons in recent months, in addition to the 500 chemical munitions recently reported by the Pentagon, a top defense intelligence official said on Thursday. Lt. Gen. Michael Maples, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, did not specify if the newly found weapons were also chemical munitions. But he said he expected more. "I do not believe we have found all the weapons," he told the House of...

2006-06-25 00:32:21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former CIA officer says he made repeated efforts to alert top agency officials to problems with an Iraqi defector's claims about the country's mobile biological weapons labs but he was ignored, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. CIA officer Tyler Drumheller said he personally crossed out a reference to the labs from a classified draft of a U.N. speech by Secretary of State Colin Powell because he recognized the source as a defector, code-named Curveball,...


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