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2005-10-13 10:52:20

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA will lead a new clandestine service designed to coordinate all traditional U.S. spying activities overseas, including those of the FBI and Pentagon, top intelligence officials said on Thursday. As part of an ambitious strategy to rebuild U.S. human intelligence after debilitating lapses over Iraq and the September 11, 2001, attacks, the new National Clandestine Service, or NCS, will operate out of the spy agency under a director...

2005-10-12 16:09:29

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has approved a plan to install CIA Director Porter Goss as the manager of traditional spying operations across the 15-agency intelligence community, officials said on Wednesday. Goss, who took over the CIA just over a year ago after chairing the House of Representatives intelligence panel, would receive the title of "national HUMINT manager" under a plan that experts say could restore some of the CIA's lost prestige as the lead...

2005-10-06 16:49:34

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland (Reuters) - America's long-standing disinterest in foreign languages and cultures is restraining the ability of the CIA to find recruits with language skills needed to prosecute the war on terrorism, CIA Director Porter Goss said on Thursday. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new language center at the University of Maryland, Goss described the lack of foreign language speakers in U.S. society is "a very, very big problem" for the CIA as it struggles to...

2005-10-05 16:38:26

Corrects sentence in paragraph 5 to read "...Negroponte, the new director of national intelligence" ... instead of ."..Goss, the new director of national intelligence." WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA Director Porter Goss said on Wednesday that he would not pursue disciplinary action against spy agency officials over intelligence lapses involving the September 11, 2001, attacks. "I will not convene an accountability board to judge the performances of any individual CIA officers," Goss...

2005-10-05 16:50:23

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA Director Porter Goss said on Wednesday that he would not pursue disciplinary action against spy agency officials over intelligence lapses involving the September 11, 2001, attacks. "I will not convene an accountability board to judge the performances of any individual CIA officers," Goss said in a statement. His remarks were in response to a CIA inspector general report that recommended an accountability board to examine the performance of some CIA...

2005-09-29 13:54:07

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence is still struggling to understand the nature of Iraq's insurgency more than two years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte said on Thursday. Negroponte, a former ambassador to Iraq who became director of national intelligence five months ago, said not enough had been done to come to grips with the insurgents who by some estimates have killed more than 5,000 Iraqi civilians and security...

2005-09-22 20:40:18

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA, seeking to repair a reputation damaged by Iraq and the September 11 attacks, will do more of its own spying in countries where it has tended to rely on foreign intelligence services up to now, CIA Director Porter Goss said on Thursday. In a meeting with CIA employees at the agency's Langley, Virginia, headquarters, Goss laid out his blueprint for a revised CIA structure that would give field agents greater authority, establish...

2005-08-12 12:06:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA will honor nine former spymasters who served in the now-defunct position of director of central intelligence at a closed-door ceremony that has sparked puzzlement and surprise among some ex-spies. The agency, which has been rocked by sweeping intelligence reform this year, has invited all of its employees to attend the closed presentation that will be hosted on Tuesday by CIA Director Porter Goss. Nine former directors of central intelligence including...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
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