Category Archives: Leon Panetta

Remembering CIA Rachel A. Dean (April 10 1981 – September 30 2006)

“Rachel was a warm and compassionate young woman, and an officer of unbounded potential. We miss her still and will remember her always. She is our 87th star.” CIA Director General Michael V. Hayden — May 21 2007 The Memorial … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — TRUMP & the CIA Briefings

“There were so many things I did not know when I became President.” US President Harry Truman (1952) “By his words and his actions, Mr Trump is putting our national security and our collective futures at grave risk.” Former CIA … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Molly C. H. Hardy [Dec. 15 1946 – Aug. 7 1998]

“For a small cadre of CIA veterans, the death of Osama bin Laden was more than just a national moment of relief and closure. It was also a measure of payback, a settling of a score for a pair of … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Former CIA Director Leon Panetta: “Trump Is Not Qualified To Be POTUS”

“You have a presidential candidate who is, in fact, asking the Russians to engage in American politics. I think that’s beyond the pale… He is truly not qualified to be president of the United States.” Former CIA Director Leon Panetta … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Monique N. Lewis (October 29, 1946 – April 18, 1983)

“We gather here today in recognition of Women’s History Month.  At this time, it seems only fitting that we remember our own.We honor today four of our women who made that supreme sacrifice: Barbara A. Robbins, Phyllis Nancy Faraci, Monique N. … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Deborah M. Hixon (15 Sep 1952 – April 18 1983)

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Remembering CIA Phyllis Nancy Faraci (1939 – April 18 1983)

”This tragedy, however awful, must not distract us from our search for peace in Lebanon and elsewhere. Your devotion to duty is known to all of us. Please let everyone know we will never give in to this cowardly type … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Barbara A. Robbins (July 26, 1943 – March 30, 1965)

“March 23 1965: I imagine you’re still wondering about Doug (Johnson). I still haven’t given him an answer and I may not between now and at the time he leaves. . . . The trouble is I’m not at all sure how … 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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On This Day — CIA Jacqueline K. Van Landingham (1962 – March 8 1995)

“African Americans have long made critical contributions to our Agency’s mission, taking the risks and bearing the sacrifices that intelligence work often demands. We at CIA join our fellow citizens in remembering the immeasurable sacrifice, strength, and courage of African … Continue reading

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