R. James Woolsey


Woolsey, R. James. "Intelligence Quotient: The Mission of the CIA in the New World." Harvard International Review (1994): 34-37, 80.

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Woolsey, R. James. "The Iraqi Connection: Blood Baath." The New Republic, 24 Sep. 2001. [http://www.thenewrepublic.com]

"In the immediate aftermath of [the 9/11] attacks, attention has focused on terrorist chieftain Osama bin Laden. And he may well be responsible. But intelligence and law enforcement officials investigating the case would do well to at least consider another possibility: that the attacks ... were sponsored, supported, and perhaps even ordered by Saddam Hussein."

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[Woolsey, R. James] "News from Headquarters." CIRA Newsletter 14, no. 2 (Summer 1994): 25.

Excerpts from remarks on 17 March 1994, to Conference on "The Origins and Development of the CIA in the Administration of Harry S. Truman"; the focus of the excerpts is on the Ames case and steps taken in response to that case.


[Woolsey, R. James.] "Transcript of Remarks by James Woolsey at the Foreign Press Center, Washington, DC, on 7 March 2000." [http://cryptome.org/echelon-cia.htm]

The former DCI addresses some of the misunderstandings regarding the relationship (or lack thereof) between U.S. intelligence activities and U.S. commercial concerns: "If you look at the Aspin-Brown Commission report of some four years ago,... it states quite clearly that the United States does not engage in industrial espionage in the sense of collecting or even sorting intelligence that it collects overseas for the benefit of and to be given to American corporations."

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Woolsey, R. James. "Why We Spy on Our Allies." Wall Street Journal, 17 Mar. 2000. [http://interactive.wsj.com]

"The European Parliament's recent report on Echelon ... has sparked angry accusations ... that U.S. intelligence is stealing advanced technology from European companies so that we can ... give it to American companies and help them compete. My European friends, get real. True, in a handful of areas European technology surpasses American, but ... the number of such areas is ... very small. Most European technology just isn't worth our stealing. Why, then, have we spied on you? The answer is ... [that] we have spied on you because you bribe ... a lot....

"What are the economic secrets, in addition to bribery attempts, that we have conducted espionage to obtain? One example is some companies' efforts to conceal the transfer of dual-use technology.... Another is economic activity in countries subject to sanctions.... But do we collect or even sort secret intelligence for the benefit of specific American companies? Even Mr. Campbell admits that we don't, although he can't bring himself to say so except with a double negative: 'In general this is not incorrect.'"

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Woolsey, R. James. "World War IV." Intelligencer 13, no. 2 (Winter-Spring 2003): 5-12.

The Cold War having been World War III, the war on terrorism is World War IV. The former DCI looks at the enemy, the war at home, and the war abroad. He concludes that we will need to convince the peoples of those countries that are not democracies, particularly in the Middle East, that this is not a war of "us against them," but a war of "freedom against tyranny."

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Woolsey, R. James, Doyle Larson [MAJGEN/USAF (Ret.)], and Linda Zall. "Honoring Two World War II Heroes: Prestigious Intelligence Rewards." Studies in Intelligence 38, no. 5 (1995): 27-36.

Woolsey, Larson, and Zall remarks at 27 October 1993 ceremony at CIA Headquarters honoring R.V. Jones and Jeannie (Rousseau) de Clarens.

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