TITLE

WITH SPIES LIKE THESE

AUTHOR(S)
Thomas, Evan; Hosenball, Mark; Isikoff, Michael; Klaidman, Daniel; Lipper, Tamara
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Newsweek;6/14/2004, Vol. 143 Issue 24, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the resignation of CIA director George Tenet and focuses on the history of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. Background on the agency, previous directors, and CIA ties to the Alibi club; Effort of Tenet to restore the Directorate of Operations to its early panache; Background on Tenet, who grew up and played basketball in Queens, New York; Discussion of failures in spying, covert actions, and intelligence analysis, including the Bay of Pigs; The issue of failing to recognize the threat from Al Qaeda before September 11; Suggestion that the White House finds a "fall guy" in Tenet; How the CIA gets its intelligence; Lack of trainees for U.S. "sleepers" and embedded spies in the Arab world; Mention of Robert Ames and his death in the 1983 Beirut embassy bombing; Outlook for an intelligence-reform package. INSET: Black Marks in The Dark Arts.
ACCESSION #
13320480

 

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