Category Archives: Gina Haspel

One Year Ago — “Gina, She-Wolf of the CIA” by Larry Beinhart

“Gina [Haspel] has her defenders. Some on the left. Some who are very reputable people. They depict her as being very competent, thorough, and professional. But no one ever accused the Nazis of being sloppy, inept, and amateurish. They were … Continue reading

Posted in CIA, Gina Haspel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

One Year Ago — Hanns-Joachim Gottlob Scharff : “Without Torture”

“Everyone at the CIA in the post-Sept. 11 era was simply doing what they were asked to do in the aftermath of a crisis.” General Michael Hayden — former NSA and CIA Director “The fact that a person acted pursuant … Continue reading

Posted in Gina Haspel, Torture | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

One Year Ago — Gina Haspel CIA Nomination Reopens Old Wounds

“The torture of detainees in U.S. custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in American history. Ms. Haspel needs to explain the nature and extent of her involvement in the CIA’s interrogation program during the confirmation … Continue reading

Posted in CIA, Gina Haspel, Torture | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

TOP INTEL TODAY 2018 STORIES — #3 : A Biography of CIA Director Gina Haspel

“I supervised Gina Haspel when I worked at the Central Intelligence Agency. I found her to be smart, tough and effective. Foreign liaison services who have worked with her uniformly walked away impressed. Out of all of the chaos coming … Continue reading

Posted in CIA, Gina Haspel | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

DCIA — Gina Haspel Presented with the 2018 William J. Donovan Award [Biography]

“Jane Wallis Burrell was in the OSS from 1943-1945, and was a case officer in X-2 in France and Germany. She segued into the SSU, the CIG, and then the CIA, and was recognized as the first CIA officer to … Continue reading

Posted in CIA, Gina Haspel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Khashoggi Murder — CIA Director Gina Haspel Travels to Turkey

“They assured me they will conduct a complete, thorough investigation of all of the facts surrounding Mr. Khashoggi and will do so in a timely fashion. And that his report itself will be transparent.I told President Trump this morning that … Continue reading

Posted in CIA, Gina Haspel | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

CIA & Torture — Gina Haspel Thailand Cables Declassified (UPDATE: Detailed Chronology Released)

“These cables confirm the findings of the Senate Intel report, and show why the release of a nominee’s FULL record before confirmation is absolutely necessary. We shouldn’t rely on restricted & incomplete records to evaluate nominees – whether to the … Continue reading

Posted in CIA, Gina Haspel, Thailand | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

CIA Director Gina Haspel — First Public Appearance (U. of Louisville, Sept. 24 2018)

“No foreign challenge has had a more direct impact on American families and communities…than the flow of opioids and other drugs into our country. That’s why the CIA is going to invest more heavily in our counter-narcotics effort abroad to … Continue reading

Posted in CIA, Gina Haspel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

CIA Director Gina Haspel : Agency Must Focus on Nation State Rivals

“Among my greatest pleasures as director are my relationships with foreign counterparts who come to visit. And I made it a tradition that when … foreign heads of service visit Langley, Virginia, and sit with me in my office, I … Continue reading

Posted in CIA, Gina Haspel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

CIA & Torture — Gina Haspel Thailand Cables Declassified

“These cables confirm the findings of the Senate Intel report, and show why the release of a nominee’s FULL record before confirmation is absolutely necessary. We shouldn’t rely on restricted & incomplete records to evaluate nominees – whether to the … Continue reading

Posted in CIA, Gina Haspel, Thailand | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment