Directors of Central Intelligence

John M. Deutch

DCI, 10 May 1995-15 Dec. 1996

Deutch's Writings/Speeches

Deutch, John. "Combating the Threat of Nuclear Diversion." USA Today, Jan. 1997, 36-39.

"The U.S., in cooperation with other governments, has been able to halt the transfer of a large amount of equipment that could be used in developing nuclear weapons programs."

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[Deutch, John.] "DCI Deutch Outlines His Views and Objectives." Periscope 20, no, 4 (June 1995): 1-2.

Remarks of DCI John Deutch, 11 May 1995, at CIA "Town Meeting."


[Deutch, John.] "DCI Testimony Before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence." Periscope 21, no. 5 (1996): 1-2.

DCI John Deutch's statement of 17 July 1996 to the SSCI "concerning possible use of American journalists, American clergy or the Peace Corps."


[Deutch, John.] "Dr. John Deutch, Director, Central Intelligence Agency, CIRA Luncheon, 5 October 1995." CIRA Newsletter 20, no. 4 (Winter 1995/96): 3-12.

Deutch's remarks focus on his actions with regard to "the matter of Guatemala." The transcript includes question-and-answer session at conclusion of talk.


[Deutch, John.] "The Future of the National Reconnaissance Program." NMIA Newsletter 11, no. 2 (1996): 13-16.

Remarks by DCI John Deutch at the ARPA Tech '96 Science and Technology Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia, on 22 May 1996. Deutch argues that two key changes "present the NRO with very different challenges" than it faced during the Cold War: "changing technology and the growing importance of resource constraints." To Deutch, the "critical user is the Department of Defense"; and it is from that perspective that Deutch would configure the NRO.

[CIA/DCIs/Deutch; Recon][c]

[Deutch, John.] "Intelligence Community Challenges: Statement by The Honorable John M. Deutch before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 26 April 1995." American Intelligence Journal 16, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 1995): 19-22.

From Deutch's confirmation hearings. He set forth what he saw at this point as his priorities as DCI.


Deutch, John. "The Smart Approach to Intelligence." Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2002, A17. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

The former DCI takes issue with Defense Secretary Rumsfeld's recommendation to "consolidate authority for intelligence activities in the Department of Defense under a new undersecretary of defense for intelligence.... To be effective, intelligence activities must be integrated with the command, control and communication of military forces.... It would be folly to separate the 'I' from these related C3 functions.... [I]t would make better sense to elevate the assistant secretary (C3I) to the rank of undersecretary.... It would be logical then to have an assistant secretary for intelligence reporting to the undersecretary for C3I."

[CIA/DCIs/Deutch; GenPostCW/00s/02]

[Deutch, John.] "Statement to the Public on the Ames Damage Assessment." NMIA Newsletter 11, no. 1 (1996): 23-25.

Brief comments on the damage Ames did; deficiencies in the CIA's organization, procedures, and management; and major corrective actions taken and improvements made.


Deutch, John. "Terrorism." Foreign Policy 108 (Fall 1997): 10-22.

[CIA/DCIs/Deutch; Terrorism/90s]

[Deutch, John.] "Text as Prepared for Statement by Director of Central Intelligence John Deutch before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 21 June 1995." NMIA Newsletter 10, no. 3 (1995): 26-29.

Deutch's remarks respond to a "list of key issues" enumerated by the Chairman, SSCI, at Deutch's confirmation hearing. The topics covered include:

a. DCI authorities -- "I have been struck by the relative lack of executive authority that the DCI has over the elements of the Intelligence Community and the budget for the National Foreign Intelligence Program (NFIP)."

b. Congressional notification -- "what's needed here is to establish procedures to follow the rules, not to change the rules."

c. Reorganization -- "I have ... not reached final conclusions about what Community reorganization may be desirable." The issues include the management of imagery efforts and the integration of Defense and intelligence space programs.

d. Changes in personnel -- A number of senior appointments have already been made and others will be forthcoming.

e. Personnel policies and practices -- "I have established a Human Resources Oversight Council that is chaired by ... the Agency's Executive Director."

f. Chemical/biological agent exposure in DESERT STORM -- "To date, nothing has surfaced in CIA's independent review to change the view that there was no standard chemical or biological weapons use."

g. Guatemala -- "I ask that you allow me to defer a complete report pending completion of the review being carried out by CIA's Inspector General."

h. Intelligence and law enforcement -- Meetings are ongoing "to discuss efforts underway to enhance cooperation between the Intelligence and Law Enforcement Communities."


Deutch, John, and Jeffrey H. Smith. "Smarter Intelligence." Foreign Policy 128 (Jan.-Feb. 2002): 64-69.

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Deutch, John, Arnold Kanter, Brent Scowcroft, and Christopher Hornbarger. "Strengthening the National Security Interagency Process." In Keeping the Edge: Managing Defense for the Future, eds. Ashton B. Carter and Hohn P. White, 265-283. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001.


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