Hayden names new CIA No. 3, adjusts duties

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- CIA Director Michael Hayden has named a new man to the agency's No. 3 spot, and said he is making changes to that position's job description.

Reid to seek 'transparency' on Iran nukes

LAS VEGAS, June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Saturday he will seek greater openness from the Bush administration on Iran's nuclear program.

Iranian nukes seen in less than 10 years

VIENNA, June 2 (UPI) -- The United States' top intelligence official told the BBC that Iran is "determined" to have nuclear weapons and could be so armed by 2010.

Iran nukes may come earlier than thought

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- U.S. intelligence services may have to cut their time estimate of when Iran might have a nuclear weapon because of recent developments.

U.S. asks judge to toss wiretap suit

SAN FRANCISCO, May 14 (UPI) -- Federal lawyers have asked a San Francisco judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming AT&T broke federal and state laws by cooperating with warrantless wiretapping.

CIA to grow abroad, shrink analysis role

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte will steer the new CIA director to place more agents abroad, The Washington Times reports.

Report: Rumsfeld, Negroponte in turf war

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- A turf war is looming between the national intelligence director and the Defense Department, a published report says.

Negroponte acknowledges secret detainees

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- America's top intelligence official said in a Washington, D.C., interview U.S. prisoners suspected of being top al-Qaida members may be held indefinitely.

Negroponte: 'Al-Qaida still top threat'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte Thursday warned terrorism "is the preeminent threat" to the United States and its allies.

New CIA unit to dig into public materials

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The CIA reportedly plans to expand a wing that currently translates foreign language broadcasts and documents to include a wide variety of data mining.

Intelligence czar to review Army changes

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte plans his own review of changes at the Army National Ground Intelligence Center, his deputy said.

Head of counter-terror center steps down

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- John Brennan, the head of the National Counter-Terrorism Center, has told staff he wants to leave his post as soon as a replacement can be found.
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John Negroponte
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Negroponte holds a final press briefing on June 8, 2004 before atteding his farewell party at the 21 Club. Negroponte is headed to Iraq to be US first Ambassador to that nation new government. (UPIPhoto/Ezio Petersen)

John Dimitri Negroponte ( /ˌnɛɡroʊˈpɒnti/; born July 21, 1939 in London) is a Greek American diplomat. He is currently a research fellow and lecturer in international affairs at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Prior to this appointment, he served as the United States Deputy Secretary of State and as the first ever Director of National Intelligence.

Negroponte served in the United States Foreign Service from 1960 to 1997. From 1981 to 1996, he had tours of duty as United States ambassador in Honduras, Mexico, and the Philippines. After leaving the Foreign Service, he subsequently served in the Bush Administration as U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations from 2001 to 2004, and was ambassador to Iraq from June 2004 to April 2005. In November, 2010, some of Negroponte's letters were released on the website WikiLeaks.

Negroponte was born in London to Greek parents Dimitri John and Catherine Coumantaros Negroponte. His father was a Greek shipping magnate. Negroponte attended the Buckley School (New York City) and Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1956, and Yale University in 1960. He was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity, alongside William H.T. Bush, the uncle of President George W. Bush, and Porter Goss, who served as Director of Central Intelligence and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency under Negroponte from 2005 to 2006.

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