Category Archives: CIA

On This Day — President Carter Signs Executive Order 12036 [Ban on Assassination] (January 24 1978)

“No person employed by or acting on behalf of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, assassination.” Executive Order 12036 (January 24 1978) January 24 2021 — On January 24 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — Wormwood : Searching the Truth to the Bitter End [The mysterious death of Cold War era military scientist Frank Olson]

“You think that finding the answer to this is gonna restore the path of your own life. But how can it possibly do that if you’ve lost yourself along the way?” Eric Olson (Wormwood)   January 23 2018 — Wormwood … Continue reading

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75 Years Ago — President Truman Creates the Central Intelligence Group (January 22, 1946)

“At lunch today in the White House, with only members of the Staff present, Rear Admiral Sidney Souers and I were presented by President Truman with black cloaks, black hats, and wooden daggers, and the President read an amusing directive … Continue reading

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BREAKING — CIA Director Gina Haspel has resigned. Who is the boss now? Answer : Deputy Director David Cohen is serving as Acting Director

“The #CIA workforce thanks Director Haspel for her 36 years of dedicated service to the American people. You have broken barriers and empowered the next generation of CIA officers.” CIA Tweet (January 19 2021) January 20 2021 — Late last night, a CIA … Continue reading

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CIA Director Gina Haspel has resigned. Who is the boss now?

“The #CIA workforce thanks Director Haspel for her 36 years of dedicated service to the American people. You have broken barriers and empowered the next generation of CIA officers.” CIA Tweet (January 19 2021) January 20 2021 — Late last night, a CIA … Continue reading

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RUMINT — DCIA Gina Haspel to Step Down After Election. Who will run Biden’s CIA? [FINAL UPDATE — Haspel Goodbye Tweet]

“A couple of people at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence would have to go, absolutely. Probably Gina Haspel would have to go, too. Gina is a good woman, but she would have to go.” Michael Hayden — … Continue reading

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Twenty Years Ago — U.S. Admits CIA Payments to Noriega (January 19 1991)

“US officials in Central America failed to address this drug issue for fear of jeopardizing the war efforts against Nicaragua… and senior US policymakers were not immune to the idea that drug money was a perfect solution to the Contras’ … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — Former DCI Admiral Stansfield Turner Dies (January 18 2018)

“Turner’s most disturbing discovery was the harsh questioning and illegal imprisonment that the Agency’s Counterintelligence Staff had imposed for several years on Soviet defector Yuri Nosenko. This convinced him that CIA could be a dangerous organization if not kept closely … Continue reading

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60 Years Ago — Patrice Lumumba is assassinated (January 17 1961)

“Classified U.S. government documents, including a chronology of covert actions approved by a National Security Council (NSC) subgroup, reveal U.S. involvement in — and significant responsibility for — the death of Lumumba.” Stephen R. Weissman — Staff director of the … Continue reading

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RUMINT — DCIA Gina Haspel to Step Down After Election. Who will run Biden’s CIA? [UPDATE — David Cohen returns as CIA deputy director]

“A couple of people at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence would have to go, absolutely. Probably Gina Haspel would have to go, too. Gina is a good woman, but she would have to go.” Michael Hayden — … Continue reading

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