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GOVERNMENT SECTION Agencies FBI FBI Links List CIA-1 Directors CIA-2 Agents CIA-3 Prisons, Torture CIA-4 Links List and Books DOJ (Dept. of Justice) Post Office Corruption Post Office (Other) MVD (Motor Vehicle) Prisons (also private) See also o Senate/House Investigations ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HISTORY OF CIA - BRIEF The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), formally created in 1947, is the principal foreign intelligence and counterintelligence agency of the U.S. government. The CIA is headed by a director and deputy director, only one of whom may be a military officer. The director of central intelligence (DCI) serves as the chief intelligence adviser to the president of the United States. This is a chronologically ordered list of the directors, from the earliest to the most recent. US Presidents: Keep in mind the presidents on board at the same time as CIA Directors and issues surrounding torture. George Walker Bush (Bush, Jr) was president of the United States 2001-2009 for much of the CIA/prison abuses: The September 11 terrorist attacks occurred eight months into Bush's first term as president. Bush responded with what became known as the Bush Doctrine: launching a "War on Terror", an international military campaign that included the war in Afghanistan in 2001 and the Iraq War in 2003. Barack Obama January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017 On one hand, seemed to create policy which cut back on torture, on the other, was the most stringent on whistleblowers in terms of numbers of non-forgiven whistleblower cases and lack of leniency (ie, Kiriakou, Snowden) ORDER OF SECESSION No. Title 1 Deputy Director 2 Chief Operating Officer 3 Deputy Director of CIA for Operations 4 Deputy Director of CIA for Analysis DIRECTORS NAMES Alpha Brennan, John O (2013-2017) o CIA official March 8, 2013 to January 20, 2017; deputy executive CIA director in 2002 and 2003 Burns, William o President-elect Joe Biden has named William Burns, a deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration, as his pick for CIA director, however, it’s currently unclear who will serve in the role until a new director is confirmed by the Senate. Forbes-2021/01/19 Goss, Porter (2005-2006) o 2005 - 2006 Goss, Porter April 21, 2005 – May 5, 2006 George W. Bush era Haspel, Gina Cheri (2018-? current as of 2020/01/19) Hayden, Michael (2006-2009) o 2006 -2009 Michael Hayden, CIA official May 30, 2006 – February 12, 2009 Bush/Obama era Morell, Michael (2011, 2012 -2013) o 2011 CIA Michael Morell o Acting July 1, 2011 – September 6, 2011 o Panetta, Leon (2009-11) o 2009 - 2011 Leon Panetta February 13, 2009 – June 30, 2011 Park, Meroe (2017 jan 20-23 acting) Petraeus, David (2011-2012) o DCIA September 6, 2011 – November 9, 2012 Pompeo, Mike (2017-18) o 2017 (01/23/2017 - present Donald Trump era) Mike Pompeo official CIA Tenet, George John (1996-2004) o December 16, 1996 – July 11, 1997 Clinton o July 11, 1997 – July 11, 2004 Clinton/Bush By Year 1946-1946 o (January 23, 1946–June 10, 1946) o Rear Adm. Sidney W. Souers 1946-1947 o (June 10, 1946–May 1, 1947) o U.S. Naval Reserve Lieut. Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg 1947-1950 o (May 1, 1947–October 7, 1950) o U.S. Army Rear Adm. Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter 1950-1953 o (October 7, 1950–February 9, 1953) o U.S. Navy Gen. Walter Bedell Smith 1953-1961 o (February 26, 1953–November 29, 1961) o U.S. Army Allen W. Dulles 1961-1965 o (November 29, 1961–April 28, 1965) o John A. McCone 1965-1966 o (April 28, 1965–June 30, 1966) o Vice Adm. William F. Raborn, Jr. 1966-1973 o (June 30, 1966–February 2, 1973) o U.S. Navy Richard M. Helms 1973-1973 o (February 2, 1973–July 2, 1973) o James R. Schlesinger 1973-1976 o (September 4, 1973–January 30, 1976) o William E. Colby 1976-1977 o (January 30, 1976–January 20, 1977) o George H.W. Bush 1977-1981 o (March 9, 1977–January 20, 1981) o Adm. Stansfield Turner, U.S. Navy 1981-1987 o (January 28, 1981–January 29, 1987) o William J. Casey 1987-1991 o (May 26, 1987–August 31, 1991) o William H. Webster 1991-1993 o (November 6, 1991–January 20, 1993) o Robert M. Gates 1993-1995 o (February 5, 1993–January 10, 1995) o R. James Woolsey 1995-1996 o (May 10, 1995–December 15, 1996) o John M. Deutch 1997-2004 o (July 11, 1997–July 11, 2004) o George J. Tenet o December 16, 1996 – July 11, 1997 Clinton o July 11, 1997 – July 11, 2004 Clinton/Bush 2004-2006 (September 24, 2004–May 26, 2006) Porter J. Goss 2006-2009 o (May 30, 2006–February 13, 2009) o Gen. Michael V. Hayden, U.S. Air Force 2009-2011 o (February 13, 2009–June 30, 2011) o Leon E. Panetta 2011-2012 o (September 6, 2011–November 9, 2012) o Gen. David Petraeus, U.S. Army 2012 - 2013 (11/09/2012 - 03/08/2013) CIA Michael Morell 2013-2017 o (March 8, 2013–January 20, 2017) o John Brennan 2017 (01/20/2017 - 01/23/2017 Donald Trump era) Meroe Park 2017-2018 o Mike Pompeo o (January 23, 2017–April 26, 2018) 2018-2021 o Gina Haspel (May 21, 2018–Jan 2021 (resigned) 2021 o Burns, William o President-elect Joe Biden has named William Burns, a deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration, as his pick for CIA director, however, it’s currently unclear who will serve in the role until a new director is confirmed by the Senate. Source: The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica ARTICLES ON SELECT CIA DIRECTORS Brennan, John O. Wikipedia John O. Brennan Irish Catholic; has held various positions; Obama tried to put him in twice, with success the second time - human rights groups fought him the first time; voted Communist candidate at one point https//en wikipedia org/wiki/John_O._Brennan Democracy Now 2013/01/30 John Kiriakou: For Embracing Torture, John Brennan a “Terrible Choice to Lead the CIA. https://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/30/whistleblower_john_kiriakou_for_embracing_torture Politico 2014/12/09 John Brennan's zigzag on torture. Has Obama’s CIA director gone native? By Michael Crowley https://www.politico.com/story/2014/12/john-brennan-cia-torture-113456 Excerpt: During his February 2013 confirmation hearings to be CIA director, John Brennan told senators he had come to doubt his previously held view — formed as a top agency official — that brutal CIA interrogation techniques had yielded valuable intelligence.Brennan came to question that premise, he told the Senate Intelligence Committee, after reading an unreleased summary of the panel’s 6,000-page report on the question. The report “raises serious questions about the information that I was given” while at the CIA, Brennan said. That echoed the committee’s finding that the CIA had misled Bush White House officials and the public about the effectiveness of tactics like waterboarding. “I do not know what the truth is,” Brennan said. Now that he leads the CIA, Brennan has returned to his original conclusion: The truth is on his agency’s side. In a statement responding to the public release of the report’s official summary Tuesday, Brennan defended his agency — and the fruits of severe interrogation practices. https://www.politico.com/story/2014/12/john-brennan-cia-torture-113456 Washington Times 2017/05/29 Obama loyalist Brennan drove FBI to begin investigating Trump associates last summer. By Rowan Scarborough https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/29/john-brennan-obama-loyalist-and-cia-director- drove/ What caused the Barack Obama administration to begin investigating the Donald Trump campaign last summer has come into clearer focus following a string of congressional hearings on Russian interference in the presidential election. It was then-CIA Director John O. Brennan, a close confidant of Mr. Obama’s, who provided the information — what he termed the “basis” — for the FBI to start the counterintelligence investigation last summer. Mr. Brennan served on the former president’s 2008 presidential campaign and in his White House.Mr. Brennan told the House Intelligence Committee on May 23 that the intelligence community was picking up tidbits on Trump associates making contacts with Russians. Mr. Brennan did not name either the Russians or the Trump people. He indicated he did not know what was said. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/29/john-brennan-obama-loyalist-and-cia-director- drove/ Youtube Brennan CIA Director John Brennan before SIC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdhEn3CnuZo Burns, William President-elect Joe Biden has named William Burns, a deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration, as his pick for CIA director, however, it’s currently unclear who will serve in the role until a new director is confirmed by the Senate. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2021/01/19/cia-director-gina-haspel-announces- resignation/?sh=17b0b8037cf2 Haspel, Gina Forbes 2021/01/19 CIA Director Hapsel announces resignation https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2021/01/19/cia-director-gina-haspel-announces- resignation/?sh=17b0b8037cf2 Hayden, Michael 2006 -2009 Michael Hayden, CIA official May 30, 2006 – February 12, 2009: Bush/Obama era The Guardian America Torture CIA report defenders. BY Trevor Timm (12/09/2017) https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/09/america-torture-cia-report-defenders Excerpt: Michael Hayden, the former NSA and CIA director in charge of lying to the Senate for years, was handed softball after softball by Bob Schieffer of CBS News to make his case. It is borderline propaganda.s Schieffer innocently asked Hayden a few days ago: “Do you know of anybody from the CIA, in your view, who lied to Congress about what was going on there?” Hayden’s name appears in the torture report more than 200 times, and most of the references document the various times he knowingly misled one government body or another. As media organizations continue turning to Hayden for comment time and again, they should understand the Senate report indicates that basically every time he’s opened his mouth about “enhanced interrogation” over the past decade, he’s has been lying. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/09/america-torture-cia-report-defenders The New Yorker Michael Hayden comes out of the shadows https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/03/07/michael-hayden-comes-out-of-the-shadows Pompeo, Mike Wikipedia: Pompeo (current - Trump), https//en wikipediaorg/wiki/Director_of_the_Central_Intelligence_Agency Goss, Porter 2005 - 2006 Porter Goss April 21, 2005 – May 5, 2006: George W. Bush era The CIA's directors (George Tenet, Porter Goss and Michael Hayden) lied to members of the U.S. Congress, the White House and the Director of National Intelligence about the program’s effectiveness and the number of prisoners that the CIA held https //en wikipedia org/wiki/Senate_Intelligence_Committee_report_on_CIA_torture Wikipedia: Senate Intelligence COmmitte Report on CIA torture The CIA's directors (George Tenet, Porter Goss and Michael Hayden) lied to members of the U.S. Congress, the White House and the Director of National Intelligence about the program’s effectiveness and the number of prisoners that the CIA held https //en wikipedia org/wiki/Senate_Intelligence_Committee_report_on_CIA_torture Tenet, George John December 16, 1996 – July 11, 1997 Clinton July 11, 1997 – July 11, 2004 Clinton/Bush The second-longest-serving director in the agency's history—behind Allen Welsh Dulles—as well as one of the few DCIs to serve under two U.S. presidents of opposing political parties. He played a key role in overseeing the intelligence behind the Iraq War. HRW: Getting away with torture: Bush Admin and mistreatment detainees https://www.hrw.org/report/2011/07/12/getting-away-torture/bush-administration-and-mistreatment- detainees CIA Director George Tenet: authorized and oversaw the CIA’s use of waterboarding, near suffocation, stress positions, light and noise bombardment, sleep deprivation, and other forms of torture and ill-treatment. He was a member of the NSC Principals Committee that approved the use of torture in the CIA interrogation program. Under Tenet's direction, the CIA also “disappeared” detainees by holding them in long-term incommunicado detention in secret locations, and rendered (transferred) detainees to countries in which they were likely to be tortured and were tortured. https://www.hrw.org/report/2011/07/12/getting-away-torture/bush-administration-and-mistreatment- detainees Wikipedia: Senate Intelligence COmmitte Report on CIA torture The CIA's directors (George Tenet, Porter Goss and Michael Hayden) lied to members of the U.S. Congress, the White House and the Director of National Intelligence about the program’s effectiveness and the number of prisoners that the CIA held https //en wikipedia org/wiki/Senate_Intelligence_Committee_report_on_CIA_torture GENERAL INPUT ON CIA DIRECTORS, PRESIDENTS, ETC. Several Directors Alleged or Real Lying About Torture The CIA's directors (George Tenet, Porter Goss and Michael Hayden) lied to members of the U.S. Congress, the White House and the Director of National Intelligence about the program’s effectiveness and the number of prisoners that the CIA held https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senate_Intelligence_Committee_report_on_CIA_torture Obama and CIA suggested to have meddled in elections AIM: Corrupt CIA Feeds Crooked Media. By Cliff Kincaid (12/13/2016) http://www.aim.org/aim-column/corrupt-cia-feeds-crooked-media/ Excerpt: It seems clear at this point that the corruption in the media has spread to the CIA. An investigation is certainly needed. It should be conducted into the various former and current CIA officials who have been using the agency and their associations with the agency to wage war against the duly-elected president of the United States. It may turn out to be the case that the real government meddling in our elections has been from the Obama administration and its CIA http://www.aim.org/aim-column/corrupt-cia-feeds-crooked-media/ Rodriguez, Jose Destruction of CIA Interrogation Tapes PBS http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/why-you-never-saw-the-cias-interrogation-tapes/ Excerpt from PBS: hundreds of hours of videotaped “enhanced interrogations” of two Al Qaeda suspects in CIA detention, that included the use of techniques widely described as torture. As FRONTLINE details in tonight’s new documentary, Secrets, Politics and Torture, those tapes would never see the light of day. Their destruction was ordered by Jose Rodriguez, then the CIA’s top operations office http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/why-you-never-saw-the-cias-interrogation-tapes/ https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/secrets-politics-and-torture/ Sousa https://news.vice.com/article/cia-sabrina-de-sousa-blames-hillary-clinton-extradition-to-italy A former CIA counterterrorism officer who is set to be extradited to Italy where she faces a four-year prison sentence in connection with the rendition of a suspected terrorist that took place in Milan in 2003 said Hillary Clinton is partially to blame for her ordeal. Sabrina De Sousa, two-dozen other CIA officers, and an Air Force colonel were convicted in absentia in 2009 in Italy on kidnapping and other charges in connection with the abduction of Osama Mustapha Hassan Nasr, better known as Abu Omar, a radical Egyptian cleric whose fiery anti-American speeches in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 attracted the attention of the CIA. It was the first and only prosecution and conviction involving Americans connected to the CIA's highly controversial rendition, detention, and interrogation program and the fallout has ensnared two administrations. https //news vice com/article/cia-sabrina-de-sousa-blames-hillary-clinton-extradition-to-italy Updates: 2021/02/08 more editing; 2021/02/07 links deactivation process started on this page.
CIA-1 Directors Brief History Order of Secession Directors o Names - Alpha by Last Name By Year Articles on CIA Directors - Select General Input on CIA Directors, Presidents, etc
Presidents 1960s to 1970s Eisenhower 1953-1961 Kennedy 1961-1963 Johnson (1963-1969) Nixon (1969-1974 Ford (1974-1977) Carter 1977-1981 1978-1979 Iranian Revolution 1979 Feb 11 Monarchy toppled, Islamic republic started Presidents 1980s to Present REAGAN Ronald Reagan 01/20/1981 – January 20, 1989 1980-1988 Iran and Iraq War 1986 Jan 28 The Iran-Contra Affair was a secret U.S. arms deal that traded missiles and other arms to free some Americans held hostage by terrorists in Lebanon, but also used funds from the arms deal to support armed conflict in Nicaragua.The controversial deal—and the ensuing political scandal—threatened to bring down the presidency of Ronald Reagan. --History dot com BUSH SR George H. W. Bush 01/20/1989 – 01/20/1993 First Gulf War CLINTON Bill Clinton January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001 2000 The USS Cole bombing was a suicide attack by the terrorist group al Qaeda against USS Cole, a guided missile destroyer of the United States Navy, on 12 October 2000, while she was being refueled in Yemen's Aden harbor. 1999 January 07 impeachment trial begins 1995 November Clinton began an affair with Monica Lewinsky, a 21-year-old unpaid intern. Over a year and a half, the president and Lewinsky had several sexual encounters. --History dot com BUSH JR George Walker Bush 01/20/2001 – 01/20/2009 was president for much of the CIA/prison abuses OBAMA Obama, Barach 01/20/2009 – 01/20/2017 Childhood: Hawaii, Washington State, Indonesia Adult years: Columbia Univ., Chicago, Harvard Law School Community Organizer in Chicago, Civil Rights Attorney and professor, constitutional law TRUMP 01/20/2017 -01/20/2021 BIDEN 01/20/2021-