Category Archives: CIA Director

CIA Directors — George H. W. Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018)

“I think we should think of the CIA as a national asset that must be preserved as a vital part of our defense system. . . It is important that the American people understand the intricate job the CIA is … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Will Trump Target Iran?

“I would not have made [the agreement], but we will not get a great deal out of ending it now.” Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (November 2016) “One of the most discouraging aspects of the filling out of the … Continue reading

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On This Day — Robert Gates Becomes 15th CIA Director (November 6 1991) [Test your “Spy Knowledge” with our CIA Directors Quiz!]

“If Iraq and Afghanistan have taught us anything in recent history, it is the unpredictability of war and that these things are easier to get into than to get out of.” Former CIA Director Robert Gates Robert Gates was nominated … Continue reading

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On This Day — William E Colby Becomes 10th Director of CIA [September 4 1973]

“We disbanded our intelligence [after both world wars] and then found we needed it. Let’s not go through that again. Redirect it, reduce the amount of money spent, but let’s not destroy it. Because you don’t know 10 years out … Continue reading

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CIA Directors [DCI and D/CIA] — Test your “Spy Knowledge” with our Quiz! [2018]

“With the benefit of hindsight and my experience as a senior Agency leader, the enhanced interrogation program is not one the CIA should have undertaken. The United States must be an example to the rest of the world, and I … Continue reading

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Will Trump Target Iran? [UPDATE]

“I would not have made [the Iran Nuclear Agreement], but we will not get a great deal out of ending it now.” Henry Kissinger — Former U.S. Secretary of State “President Obama’s approach has bought Israeli more time than any military strike … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — The True Story of Dr A. Q. Khan’s Nuclear Black Market

“Our accomplishments generally remain classified, but a few special ones are known to the world.” CIA Director Mike Pompeo “There have been only two kinds of CIA secret operations: the ones that are widely known to have failed—usually because of … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — President Bashar al-Assad : “The Chemical Attack Story Is A Fabrication”

“Our impression is that the West, mainly the United States, is hand-in-glove with the terrorists. They fabricated the whole story in order to have a pretext for the attack.” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad In an interview with Agence France-Presse news … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Former CIA Director Panetta : “Trump should apologize to Obama.”

“It is really important that we investigate just exactly what they[‘The Russians’] did, whether there was any collusion involved.” Former CIA Director Panetta — Interview at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington. March 20 2017 — Former CIA director under the … Continue reading

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Gina Haspel Becomes First Female CIA Director

“I am proud to nominate the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mike Pompeo, to be our new Secretary of State. Gina Haspel, the Deputy Director of the CIA, will be nominated to replace Director Pompeo and she will be … Continue reading

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