Timothy J. Burger


Burger, Timothy J. "Is Goss Aiming Higher?" Time, 20 Sep. 2004. [http://www.time.com]

Porter Goss, nominated by President Bush to be DCI, "may well be auditioning for the ... new post of national intelligence director" if that position is created as recommended by the 9/11 commission.


Burger, Timothy J. "Opening Up the CIA." Time, 15 Aug. 2005, 19.

"Senior intelligence officials tell TIME that CIA Director Porter Goss plans to launch by Oct. 1 an 'open source' unit that will greatly expand on the work of the respected but cash-strapped office that currently translates foreign-language broadcasts and documents like declarations by extremist clerics. The budget, which could be in the ballpark of $100 million, is to be carefully monitored by John Negroponte, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), who discussed the new division with Goss in a meeting late last month."

[CIA/Components/FBIS; DNI/OSC; OpenSource]

Burger, Timothy J., and Brian Bennett. "Negroponte's First Test?" Time, 29 Apr. 2005. [http://www.time.com]

DNI John Negroponte "already has a major shouting match between the FBI and CIA to referee. The disagreement is about human spies -- who's in charge of recruiting them inside the U.S. and then handling them abroad against terrorists and foreign governments."

[CIA/00s/05/Gen; FBI/00s/05; Reform/00s/05/DNI]

On 28 April 2005, "CIA Director Porter Goss ... quietly named Vice Adm. Bert Calland, a Navy SEAL who supervised special operations forces in Afghanistan after 9/11, as the CIA's acting deputy director."


Burger, Timothy J., and Brian Bennett. "The Russians Are Coming." Time, 30 Jan. 2005. [http://www.time.com]

Russia continues to field "an army of spooks in the U.S. that is at least equal in number to the one deployed by the old, much larger Soviet Union." According to senior U.S. intelligence and law-enforcement officials, "Russia runs more than 100 known spies under official cover in the U.S.... As the FBI has remade itself in the wake of 9/11 into a counterterrorism agency, the bureau's long-standing counterintelligence mission has been bumped down a notch on the priority list. During this time, Russia has been among the U.S.'s rivals most aggressively exploiting the opening to build up its spying capabilities."

[FBI/00s/05; Russia/00s/05]

Burger, Timothy J., and Matthew Cooper. "The Incredible Shrinking CIA." Time, 5 May 2006. [http://www.time.com]

"The sudden and unexpected resignation of Porter Goss as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on [5 May 2006] highlights a long bureaucratic battle that's been going on behind the scenes in Washington. Ever since John Negroponte was appointed Director of National Intelligence a year ago..., he has been diluting the power and prestige of the CIA. From day one, he supplanted the CIA Director as the President's principal intelligence adviser, in charge of George W. Bush's daily briefing. Other changes followed, all originating in the law that created the DNI.... Then, earlier this week, in a little noticed move, Negroponte signaled that he would be moving still more responsibility from the CIA to his own office, including control over the analysis of terrorist groups and threats."

[CIA/00s/06 & DCIs/Goss]

Burger, Timothy J., and Douglas Waller. "Closing in on Tenet: The Senate May Deliver a Harsh Assesment of the CIA Director." Time, 22 May 2004. [http://www.time.com]

The SSCI "is getting closer to delivering a scathing report on the CIA's prewar intelligence on Iraq.... The panel last week sent Tenet the several-hundred-page report -- minus its conclusions -- for a declassification review."

[CIA/DCIs/Tenet; GenPostCW/00s/04]

Burger, Timothy J., and Michael Ware. "The Secret Collaborators." Time, 20 Oct. 2003, 30-36.

"[T]he quick and relatively painless U.S. overthrow of Saddam's regime was achieved not just by military means but also by betrayal. Before a shot was fired, the U.S. recruited and dispatched Iraqi collaborators to uncover Saddam's plans and capabilities, and hobble them. Deals were done; psychological warfare was waged; money was paid; and even blackmail was used.... By the time the first U.S. tanks crossed the Kuwaiti border, top Republican Guard officers had been won over, and the secret police had been penetrated. Spies had infiltrated, and spotters had been dispatched to help guide American bombs."


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