Christopher Marquis


Marquis, Christopher. "Albright Rebukes Diplomats for Security Slips." New York Times, 4 May 2000. []

In a 3 May 2000 speech "broadcast live on the department's internal television network and beamed by satellite to American missions in dozens of countries," Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright "said she was furious over both the disappearance of a laptop computer packed with classified information and other recent security lapses at the State Department." See also, Steven Mufson, "Albright: Security Lapses Are 'Intolerable,'" Washington Post, 4 May 2000, A14; and David Sands, "Albright Lectures on Lax Security," Washington Times, 4 May 2000.


Marquis, Christopher. "C.I.A. Says Chilean General in '76 Bombing Was Informer." New York Times, 19 Sep. 2000. []

According to documents released on 18 September 2000 by the CIA in a declassified report to Congress, Gen. Manuel Contreras Sepulveda, the former chief of Chile's secret police (DINA), was an Agency "informer" from 1974 to 1977. This means that the CIA maintained contact with the Chilean General even after he and his deputy, Brig. Gen. Pedro Espinoza Bravo, masterminded a lethal car bombing on Embassy Row in Washington in 1976.

The main conclusion of the CIA report, entitled "CIA Activities in Chile" and dated 18 September 2000, is that: "We find no information -- nor did the Church Committee -- that CIA or the Intelligence Community was involved in the death of Chilean President Salvador Allende.... The major CIA effort against Allende came earlier in 1970 in the failed attempt to block his election and accession to the Presidency."


Marquis, Christopher. "Ex-Army Employee Charged With Spying for Russia for at Least 25 Years." New York Times, 15 Jun. 2000. []

Donna Bucella, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Florida, "declined to estimate the damage wrought" by George Trofimoff's suspected spying. Nevertheless, "several factors suggested a major security breach, including the sensitivity of the Nuremberg center, a NATO facility staffed by Germans, British, French and Americans;... Trofimoff's clearance to view virtually any documents, and his longevity in the job."


Marquis, Christopher. "Gay Pride Day Is Observed by About 60 C.I.A. Workers." New York Times, 9 Jun. 2000. []


Marquis, Christopher. "Report Faults F.B.I. Over Its Handling of Nuclear Secrets Case." New York Times, 19 May 2000. []

A Justice Department review, reported to Attorney General Janet Reno earlier this week, says that the FBI "gravely mishandled its inquiry into Wen Ho Lee ... by failing to dedicate sufficient resources to the task and focusing too narrowly on a single suspect." See also, David A. Vise and Vernon Loeb, "Justice Study Faults FBI In Spy Case," Washington Post, 19 May 2000, A1.


Marquis, Christopher. "Retired Army Employee, 74, Is Found Guilty of Spying." New York Times, 27 Jun. 2001. []

On 26 June 2001, a jury at a federal court in Florida convicted George Trofimoff of spying for the Soviet Union and Russia over at least 25 years.


Marquis, Christopher. "Security Faces Review After Laptop Vanishes." New York Times, 22 Apr. 2000. []

A senior administration official said on 21 April that "[t]he State Department is considering a reorganization of its security system after a laptop computer vanished from an intelligence office with highly sensitive files about weapons proliferation.... Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright may recommend stripping the ... Bureau of Intelligence and Research of its power to manage its own security and place it under the aegis of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, the official said." See also, Steven Mufson, "Missing PC Held Trove of Secrets," Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2000, A1.


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