Pressure Pakistan over Khan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Pressuring a weakened strategic ally by reopening old wounds carries a certain amount of risk. But in the case of Pakistan, President Pervez Musharraf's current domestic political troubles provide the United States with an opportunity to put something back on the table that should never have been taken off.
TRAVIS SHARP and MAX POSTMAN, UPI Outside View Commentators

Analysis: CIA bungled pre-9/11 resources

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Leading CIA officials, and in particular Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet, did not develop a strategy or make effective use of U.S. intelligence resources to combat the terrorist threat from al-Qaida before Sept. 11, a report by the agency’s inspector general found.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Report: Tenet, CIA unprepared for Sept. 11

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Former CIA Director George Tenet failed to prepare the agency for the threat posed by al-Qaida before the Sept. 11 terror attacks, a report said Tuesday.

Analysis: Iraq, who is to blame?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- With the situation in Iraq becoming more complicated amid increasing setbacks so too is the political recrimination becoming more apparent. Meanwhile, attributing blame for the failures in Iraq is turning into something of a national pastime.
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

Analysis: Diversity & U.S. intel -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The leaders of U.S. intelligence say that diversity is now a top priority in recruitment. But they’ve been saying that for years.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, June 3, 2007.
By United Press International

Rangel: Tenet has no 'credibility'

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., said Sunday he doesn't believe former CIA Director George Tenet "has credibility with anyone in the United States."

Snow: Tenet claims nothing new

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- White House spokesman Tony Snow said Monday he doesn't see what all the fuss is about in relation to George Tenet's new book, "At the Center of the Storm."

Tenet says he regrets 'slam dunk' phrase

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Former U.S. CIA Director George Tenet has expressed regret and frustration over his "slam dunk" comment made in the run-up to the Iraq war.

Tenet slams Cheney in new book

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- Former CIA Director George Tenet, in a new book, accuses Vice President Dick Cheney and others of taking the United States to war in Iraq without a debate.

Negroponte to move to State Department

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Officials in the Bush administration say U.S. Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte will soon become the second ranking State Department official.

Prisoners seek to prosecute Rumsfeld

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. legal group plans to ask German prosecutors to take action against Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other officials for mistreatment of prisoners.

Book claims Britain opposed war in Iraq

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Former Central Intelligence Agency official Tyler Drumheller claims in a new book that Britain initially opposed war in Iraq before supporting it.

Memo undercuts Rice's defense

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A U.S. State Department memo backs claims in a new book that the CIA briefed Condoleezza Rice on the threat from al-Qaida in July 2001.

Report: Rice told of threat in July 2001

JIDDA, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Former CIA Director George Tenet briefed U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in July 2001 on an impending al-Qaida threat, The New York Times reported.
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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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