Disinformation and misinformation

Disinformation and misinformation

An Iraqi defector seeking to reunite with his girlfriend and a Jordanian banker fleeing corruption allegations duped the United States into invading Iraq.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, June 3, 2013.
By United Press International

Lyndon W. Obama

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- The shadow of North Korea's latest provocations for the moment has obscured Iran and its nuclear ambitions.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Panetta to lead U.S. delegation

Panetta to lead U.S. delegation

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- President Obama announced Tuesday Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will lead the U.S. delegation for the funeral of Saudi Prince Nayif bin Abd al-Aziz al-Saud.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 3, 2012.
By United Press International
CIA: Learned too late informant was liar

CIA: Learned too late informant was liar

BERLIN, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Former CIA Director George Tenet made incredible claims regarding an Iraqi who played a key role in the decision to invade Iraq, a former German official said.

Ashcroft: Waterboarding is not torture

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft told a congressional committee Thursday that he does not believe waterboarding is torture.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 3, 2008.
By United Press International

Bush OK'd al-Qaida interrogation methods

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush says he approved specific details of CIA interrogation methods for al-Qaida suspects, ABC News reported Friday.

Sources: Al-Qaida interrogations approved

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Sources say senior Bush administration officials in Washington approved details of how al-Qaida suspects would be interrogated by CIA agents, ABC News reports.

Hayden says he wants a 'more cohesive' CIA

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- CIA Director Michael Hayden says he wants to build a more cohesive intelligence-gathering agency to address the United States' terror threats.

Tenet gets job at secretive N.Y. bank

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Former CIA Director George Tenet has taken a job at a New York investment bank with a reputation for secrecy.

CIA, FBI debate importance of captive

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The FBI and CIA are butting heads over whether al-Qaida captive Abu Zubaida was an unstable hotelier or a bona fide terrorist, the Washington Post said.

CIA chief testifies in closed-door hearing

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The director of the CIA said Wednesday the U.S. spy agency failed to keep Congress fully informed about recording interrogations and then destroying the tapes.

Analysis: Hayden overhauls CIA detention

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- In the year since it was publicly acknowledged by President Bush, the CIA’s controversial program of detaining suspected terrorist leaders, and subjecting some of them to interrogation techniques critics say constitute torture, has been overhauled by the agency’s new director.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor
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George Tenet
President George W. Bush waves good by to the media after announcing that Director of the CIA George Tenet will resign as of July, on June 4, 2004 on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Tenet has been a controversial figure post 9/11 due to errors in intelligence and failures in Iraq...(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)

George John Tenet (born January 5, 1953) was the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) for the United States Central Intelligence Agency, and is Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.

Tenet held the position as the DCI from July 1997 to July 2004, making him 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. In February 2008, he became a managing director at the merchant bank Allen & Company.

Tenet was born in Flushing, Queens, New York to a Greek family from Southern Albania. His father, John, came from Albania and worked in a coal-mine in France before arriving in the United States. Tenet was raised in Little Neck, Queens where he and his brother Bill worked as busboys in their family's diner (later renamed Scobee Diner). He attended Public School 94, Louis Pasteur Junior High School 67, and Benjamin N. Cardozo High School (he was a classmate of Ron Jeremy and actor Reginald VelJohnson and Narrek Megherian). Tenet holds a bachelor's degree (1976) from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a master's degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (1978).

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