Tim Weiner


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Weiner, Tim. "C.I.A.'s Latest Security Breach Puts Many Careers in Jeopardy: Agency's Operations and Morale Likely to Suffer." New York Times, 20 Nov. 1996, A1, C21 (N).

Initial damage assessments of Nicholson's spying suggest that at a minimum the careers of some young officers who were trained at Camp Peary from 1994 to 1996 will be blighted by the likelihood that their names rest someplace in a Russian safe. In addition, it is believed that the identities of U.S. businessmen in Russia who volunteer information to the CIA have been exposed. Nicholson taught the Agency's 16-week training course to prospective CIA operations officers. See also, David Johnston and Tim Weiner, "On the Trail of a C.I.A. Official, from Asia Travel to Bank Files: Spies' Trainer Seemed to Ignore Rules He Taught," New York Times, 21 Nov. 1996, A1, A14 (N).


Weiner, Tim. "The CIA's Most Important Mission: Itself." New York Times Magazine, 30 Dec. 1995, 62-104.


Weiner, Tim. "C.I.A. Official Pleads Guilty to Spying for the Russians." New York Times, 4 Mar. 1997, A11 (N).

Under a plea bargain agreement, Harold J. Nicholson on 3 March 1997 "pleaded guilty to selling secrets to Moscow." See also, Bill Gertz, "Ex-CIA Official Pleads Guilty," Washington Times, 4 Mar. 1997, A3; and Brooke A. Masters, "CIA Spy Admits Guilt, Says He'll Reveal Damage," Washington Post, 4 Mar. 1997, A1, A7.


Weiner, Tim. "C.I.A. Pick Is Facing Senate Test: Deutch Expected to Be Approved." New York Times, 26 Apr. 1995, A5 (N).


Weiner, Tim. "C.I.A. Report Concludes Agency Knew Nothing of Drug Dealers' Ties to Rebels." New York Times, 30 Jan. 1998, A11.

On 29 January 1998, the CIA released the first of two volumes of CIA Inspector General Frederick Hitz' report of his office's investigation of the San Jose Mercury News story of 18 August 1996. The report concludes "that the agency knew nothing about California cocaine dealers who claimed connections" with the CIA-supported rebels in Nicaragua.


Weiner, Tim. "C.I.A. Says Agents Deceived Superiors On Guatemala Role." New York Times, 16 Jul. 1995.

An internal investigation into the CIA's conduct in Guatemala found that agency officers "broke no laws in connection with the deaths in Guatemala of an American innkeeper and the husband of an American lawyer, and it does not establish that a man identified as a paid C.I.A. informer was their killer, ... officials said. But the report contains allegations that the informer, a Guatemalan Army colonel, may have interrogated the two men and may have been involved with drug trafficking -- and that the C.I.A. erred by paying the informer $44,000 after becoming aware of those allegations."


Weiner, Tim. "C.I.A. Says It Has Found No Link Between Itself and Crack Trade." New York Times, 19 Dec. 1997, A21.


Weiner, Tim. "The C.I.A. Seeks Out Informers on Terrorism, and Finds Them." New York Times, 6 Sep. 1996, A2 (N).

DCI John M. Deutch said in a speech at Georgetown University on 5 September 1996 that the CIA "is recruiting informers on terrorism at a rate that far outstrips past efforts."


Weiner, Tim. "C.I.A. Slow to Keep '93 Vow to Release 50's and 60's File." New York Times, 8 Apr. 1996, A1, A6.

Includes critical comments from John Lewis Gaddis, a member of the CIA Historical Review Panel.


Weiner, Tim. "C.I.A. Spent Millions to Support Japanese Right in 50's and 60's." New York Times, 9 Oct. 1994.

"In a major covert operation of the cold war, the Central Intelligence Agency spent millions of dollars to support the ... Liberal Democratic Party and its members in the 1950's and the 1960's.... Since then, the C.I.A. has dropped its covert financial aid and focused instead on gathering inside information on Japan's party politics and positions in trade and treaty talks....

"The C.I.A.'s help for Japanese conservatives resembled other cold war operations, like secret support for Italy's Christian Democrats. But it remained secret -- in part, because it succeeded. The Liberal Democrats thwarted their Socialist opponents, maintained their one-party rule, forged close ties with Washington and fought off public opposition to the United States' maintaining military bases throughout Japan."

[CA/Asia; Japan]

Weiner, Tim. "C.I.A. Taught Coercion to 5 Latin American Forces." New York Times, 29 Jan. 1997, A6 (N).

The CIA "taught techniques of mental torture and coercion to at least five Latin American security forces in the early 1980's,... according to documents and statements the agency made public" on 28 January 1997.


Weiner, Tim. "C.I.A. Traitor, Saying He Wanted Cash for Family, Gets 23 Years." New York Times, 6 Jun. 1997, A19.


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