Douglas Jehl

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Jehl, Douglas, and Elisabeth Bumiller. "Bush Picks Longtime Diplomat for New Top Intelligence Job." New York Times, 18 Feb. 2005. []

President Bush on 17 February 2005 nominated John D. Negroponte to be director of national intelligence. The president chose Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael V. Hayden as Negroponte's top deputy. General Hayden "is expected to play a central role as a referee of competing military and civilian intelligence agencies and in exerting the director's authority over programs managed by the Pentagon." See also, Michael A. Fletcher and Walter Pincus, "Negroponte Named National Intelligence Chief: Ambassador to Iraq Would Oversee Nation's 15 Spy Agencies," Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2005, A1.


Jehl, Douglas, and Dexter Filkins. "U.S. Moved to Undermine Iraqi Military Before War." New York Times, 10 Aug. 2003. []

According to people involved in the effort, the U.S. military, the CIA, and Iraqi exiles "began a broad covert effort inside Iraq at least three months before the war to forge alliances with Iraqi military leaders and persuade commanders not to fight.... [C]ontacts with Iraqi officers were arranged beginning in late 2002 by Jordanian intelligence officers who were working with American Special Forces and C.I.A. agents." The operation was "led by the military's super-secret Task Force 20 and ... the contacts ... included phone calls, e-mail messages, visits and in some cases the payment of substantial sums of money."


Jehl, Douglas, and David Johnston. "U.S. Drops Criminal Inquiry of C.I.A. Antidrug Effort in Peru." New York Times, 6 Feb. 2005. []

According to Justice Department officials, federal prosecutors have ended "a criminal inquiry into whether at least four Central Intelligence Agency officers lied to lawmakers and their agency superiors about a clandestine antidrug operation that ended in 2001 with the fatal downing of a plane carrying American missionaries."


Jehl, Douglas, and David E. Sanger. "C.I.A. Admits It Didn't Give Weapon Data to the U.N." New York Times, 21 Feb. 2004. []

In a 20 January 2004 letter to Senator Carl M. Levin (D-MI), the CIA "acknowledged that it did not provide the United Nations with information about 21 of the 105 sites in Iraq singled out by American intelligence as the most highly suspected of housing illicit weapons."


Jehl, Douglas, and Eric Schmitt. "Pentagon Seeks to Expand Role in Intelligence-Collecting." New York Times, 19 Dec. 2004. []

According to DoD officials, a team led by Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, a deputy under secretary of defense, "is drawing up a plan that would give the military a more prominent role in intelligence-collection operations..., including missions aimed at terrorist groups and those involved in weapons proliferation." The proposal "calls for a major expansion of human intelligence," both within the military services and the DIA, "including more missions aimed at acquiring specific information sought by policy makers. The proposal is the latest chapter in the fierce and long-running rivalry between the Pentagon and the C.I.A. for dominance over intelligence collection."

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Jehl, Douglas, and Eric Schmitt. "Reports on Pentagon's New Spy Units Set Off Questions in Congress." New York Times, 25 Jan. 2005. []

On 24 January 2005, "[s]enior members of Congress said ... that they would seek to determine whether the Pentagon had overstepped its bounds by creating new secret battlefield intelligence units" within DIA. Stephen A. Cambone, under secretary of defense for intelligence, and Vice Adm. Lowell Jacoby, the head of the DIA, "said the teams had been formally established in the fiscal year 2005 defense budget using existing authority to replace ad hoc defense intelligence units that had been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan for more than two years."

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Jehl, Douglas, and Thom Shanker. "Congress Is Reviewing Pentagon on Intelligence Activities." New York Times, 4 Feb. 2005. []

According to Congressional officials, "[t]he House and Senate Intelligence Committees have begun to review whether the Pentagon has met legal requirements to keep them fully informed of its intelligence activities.... The reviews focus on what Pentagon officials acknowledged in recent weeks was the Defense Department's widening role in intelligence gathering.... [T]he committees are seeking to exert the same extent of intelligence oversight to the Pentagon that they have long applied to the C.I.A."

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