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New York Times. "Delegation of Democrats Visits Spy in Prison." 30 Dec. 1999. []

"Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who supports clemency for Jonathan Jay Pollard, led a delegation of [New York] state legislators to a federal prison" in Raleigh, NC, to see Pollard on 29 December 1999. "The visit came a day after another prominent New York Democrat, Alan G. Hevesi, the city comptroller, visited" Pollard.


New York Times. "Facing Ouster, the Chief of Spies at C.I.A. Announces Retirement." 3 May 1995, A13 (N).

Hugh E. Price, DDO since January 1994, announced his retirement on 2 May 1995.


New York Times. "F.B.I. Says It Obtained Reporters' Phone Records." 9 Aug. 2008, A15 (NY). []

The FBI said on 8 August 2008 that "that it had improperly obtained the phone records of reporters for The New York Times and The Washington Post in the newspapers' Indonesia bureaus in 2004.... F.B.I. officials said the incident came to light as part of the continuing review by the Justice Department inspector general's office into the bureau's improper collection of telephone records through 'emergency' records demands issued to phone providers."


New York Times. "In Los Angeles, Inquiry Finds No C.I.A. Link in Drug Dealing." 12 Dec. 1996, A12 (N).

"The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has reported that it found no evidence that the Central Intelligence Agency was involved in cocaine dealing in Los Angeles."


New York Times. "[Editorial:] Intelligence Incompetence." 11 Apr. 1997, A20 (N).

The failure to identify Kamisiyah as a chemical-weapons site raises concerns about "how much reliance to put on agency estimates across the board."


New York Times. "[Editorial:] Intelligence on the Eve of War." 1 Feb. 2004. []

In Senate testimony last week, David Kay "placed the blame for overestimating Iraq's weapons capabilities squarely on the intelligence community and said he had seen no evidence that administration officials put pressure on analysts to come up with preconceived results. Yet there are reasons to go slow in accepting Mr. Kay's version as the full story of what happened in this intelligence debacle. Only a broad and truly independent investigation can unravel the roots of this colossal failure."


New York Times. "Israel Grants Citizenship to American Spy." 22 Nov. 1995, A5 (N).

On 21 November 1995, Israeli Interior Minister Ehud Barak granted Israeli citizenship to Jonathan Pollard.


New York Times. "[Editorial:] James Bond vs. Saddam Hussein." 27 Feb. 1998, A20 (N).

"[T]he notion [that covert action can topple Hussein] is a fantasy and a poor substitute for the hard work of dealing with the threats presented by Iraq.... The great danger of covert operations is the illusion that a secret policy can somehow make up for the deficiencies of a public policy."


New York Times. "[Editorial:] Making the C.I.A. Accountable." 18 Aug. 1996, E14.


New York Times. "Man Denies Guilt in Slayings at C.I.A." 4 Nov. 1997, A16 (N).


New York Times. "Military Spy Chief to Retire on Jan. 1 [2006]." 21 Jun. 2005. []

DIA Director Vice Adm. Lowell E. Jacoby announced on 20 June 2005 that he will retire on 1 January 2006.


New York Times. "[Editorial:] Mr. Deutch Gets Cabinet Rank." 14 Mar. 1995, A14 (N).

Expresses opposition to giving the DCI cabinet rank: "It should not have happened.... When the intelligence chief sits at the cabinet table, it is harder to keep intelligence assessments from becoming politicized."


New York Times. "A New Director of Israeli Spies." 5 Mar. 1998, A9 (N).

Reuters reports that Efraim Halevy, currently Israel's representative to the European Union, has been named to head the Mossad. Halevy previously served as deputy chief of Mossad. Gen. Amiram Levine, commander of Israel's northern front and of Israeli forces in southern Lebanon, was named to be deputy director of the Israeli intelligence organization. See also, Avi Machlis, "Israeli Envoy Is Chosen to Head Mossad," Financial Times, 5 Mar. 1998, 8. IINS News Service, 16 Mar.1998, adds that the Knesset has approved Halevy's appointment as the new Director of Mossad.


New York Times. "[Editorial:] New Management for the Nuclear Labs." 16 Jun. 1999. []

The Rudman panel has produced a "powerful, balanced report." Of the options identified for improving security at the U.S. nuclear labs "a fully independent agency accountable to the highest political authorities seems best."


New York Times. "[Editorial:] Prying Open the Spy Budget." 17 Oct. 1997, A18 (N).

The newspaper finds the bare release of the aggregate budget inadequate, and urges the release of a "breakdown of spending by agency and comparative information about earlier years." Clark comment: If the New York Times editorial writer truly believes that the intelligence budget equates to a "spy budget" (a designation reused in the text), then, the expertise available in the American print media has reached a new low.


New York Times. "[Editorial:] Russia's Parade of Prime Ministers." 10 Aug. 1999. []


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