Category Archives: Leon Panetta

Remembering CIA Rachel A. Dean (April 10 1981 – September 30 2006) [2019]

“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 “From the … Continue reading

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Three 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) [2019]

“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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Three Years Ago — Hollywood and the CIA : A peek behind the curtains (July 15 2016)

“I would regularly bump into a parade of Hollywood types, including Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck. I often wondered why these actors were allowed to walk around a top-secret facility. Because he’s going to be playing a CIA guy in a … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Phyllis Nancy Faraci (1939 – April 18 1983) — [2019]

”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 Deborah M. Hixon (15 Sep 1952 – April 18 1983) — [2019]

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Remembering CIA Monique N. Lewis (October 29, 1946 – April 18, 1983) — [2019]

“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 Barbara A. Robbins (July 26, 1943 – March 30, 1965) [2019]

“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 I feel about … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering 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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Two Years Ago — Former CIA Director Leon Panetta : “President Must Build ‘Loyalty’ With Intel Community”

“Obviously, it’s not a good situation. Because there is a lack of trust between the president and the intelligence community, and between the intelligence community and the president. And, you know, every time he demeans the intelligence community or accuses … Continue reading

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