Walter Pincus



Pincus, Walter. "Tenet Aides to Oversee Data Collection, Analysis." Washington Post, 5 Jun. 1998, A34. []

Quoting congressional and intelligence sources, Pincus reports that DCI George Tenet has appointed "Charles Allen ... to be assistant director of central intelligence (ADCI) for collection in charge of coordinating all the community spy systems and John Gannon ... to be ADCI for analysis and production where he will supervise analyses and reports done in all agencies." Both appointments stem from Adm. David E. Jeremiah's recommendations following his inquiry into the intelligence community's failure to warn of the Indian nuclear tests.

[CIA/90s/98/Gen & IndiaNukes]

Pincus, Walter. "Tenet, Arafat Aide Discuss Palestinian Security Force." Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2002, A20. []

On 10 August 2002, DCI George J. Tenet "discussed plans to reconstruct the Palestinian Authority's security forces with Yasser Arafat's new interior minister, Abdul Razek Yehiyeh, according to administration and Palestinian sources."


Pincus, Walter. "Tenet Defends Iraq Intelligence: CIA Chief Rebuts Allegations of Pressure From Administration Before the War." Washington Post, 31 May 2003, A1. []

In a statement released on 30 May 2003, DCI George J. Tenet "publicly defend[ed] the agency's intelligence on Iraq's possession of chemical and biological weapons.... Tenet's statement came in response to the release on [29 May 2003] of a 'memorandum' to President Bush posted on several Internet sites by a group of retired CIA and State Department intelligence analysts [Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity]. The analysts said there is 'growing mistrust and cynicism' among intelligence professionals over 'intelligence cited by you and your chief advisers to justify the war against Iraq.'"

[CIA/00s/03/Gen; CIA/DCIs/Tenet/00s/03; MI/Ops/Iraq/03]

Pincus, Walter. "Tenet's Mideast Role Again Brings Questions." Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2002, A18. []

"Secretary of State Colin L. Powell's announcement in Jerusalem last week that CIA Director George J. Tenet could return to the Middle East rekindled a debate surrounding his previous work as an intermediary between Palestinian and Israeli security officials."


Pincus, Walter. "Tenet Says He Didn't Know about Claim." Washington Post, 17 Jul. 2003, A1. []

According to congressional and administration sources, DCI George J. Tenet told the Senate intelligence committee during a nearly five-hour closed-door session on 16 July 2003 "that his staff did not bring to his attention a questionable statement about Iraq seeking uranium in Africa before President Bush delivered his State of the Union address." But Tenet told the senators "that he takes responsibility for the now-famous 16-word sentence ... because an agency official had approved it after negotiations with the White House."

[CIA/DCIs/Tenet/DCI; GenPostCW/00s/03/IraqUranium]

Pincus, Walter. "Tenet Seeks Coordination of Intelligence Gathering: CIA Chief's Aides Detail Plan to Fight Factionalism." Washington Post, 12 Feb. 1999, A33. [http://www.]

At his confirmation hearing for the position of assistant director for administration at the CIA, James M. Simon Jr. said that DCI George J. Tenet "is using his position as titular head of the agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community to bring new coordination to their collection, analysis and distribution of intelligence data by beefing up the quality of the Intelligence Community Management (ICM) staff."


Pincus, Walter. "Tenet Stresses CIA Will Be Intermediary, Not Enforcer." Washington Post, 27 Oct. 1998, A4. []

"Facing questions about whether the CIA's role in implementing a Middle East peace agreement is taking it into uncharted territory, Director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet has insisted that the agency will not make policy or carry out arrests, interrogations or arbitrate disputes between Palestinian and Israeli security forces. Instead, the CIA will serve as a go-between for the intelligence agencies of the two sides, channeling information between them and overseeing confidence-building measures."


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